Consider: if you incorporate those tropical countries with the Republic of the United States, you will have to incorporate their people too.
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Source Notes: Source: Senator CARL SCHURZ, remarks in the Senate on the annexation of San Domingo, January 11, 1871, The Congressional Globe, vol. 43, p. 26.
Carl Schurz (March 2, 1829 May 14, 1906) was a German revolutionist, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army general in the American Civil War. His wife Margaretta Schurz was instrumental in establishing the kindergarten system in the U.S.