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    America and the war Speech by Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts. "Works which endure come from the soul of the people. The mighty in their pride walk alone to destruction. The humble walk hand in hand with providence to immortality."
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Labor's service to freedom A speech by Samuel Gompers, president, American Federation of Labor. "In addition to the fundamental principles at issue, labour has a further interest in the war. This war is a people's war, labor's war. The final outcome will be determined in the factories, the mills, the shops, the mines, the farms, the industries and the transportation agencies of the various countries."
    • Contributor: Gompers, Samuel - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Equal rights Fourth of July oration by Governor Calvin Coolidge to celebrate "the beginning of a government that was to recognize the power, the worth, and the dignity of man."
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    The third Liberty Loan Patriotic speech by Richard A. Purdy on behalf of the third Liberty Loan drive. Purdy was a member of the Four Minute Men, a national network of volunteers authorized by President Woodrow Wilson to deliver patriotic speeches during the four minutes between reels changing in movie theaters across the country. Coordinated by the U.S. Committee on Public Information, the Four Minute Men generated support...
    • Contributor: Purdy, Richard A. (Richard Augustus) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Loyalty Speech given by Ambassador James Watson Gerard as warning to German Americans, "Every citizen must declare himself American -- or traitor!"
    • Contributor: Gerard, James W. (James Watson) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    An association of nations Speech by Warren G. Harding, U.S. Senator from Ohio. "My countrymen. We believe the unspeakable sorrows, the immeasurable sacrifices, the awakened convictions, and the aspiring conscience of humankind must commit the nations of the earth to a new and better relationship."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    America's choice and opportunity Speech by Newton Diehl Baker, Secretary of War. "A new history of the world will be written and it will date, I think, from the beginning of this war."
    • Contributor: Baker, Newton Diehl - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    What are we fighting for?
    What are we fight for?
    Speech by Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, in which Dr. Wise poses the question: "What are we fighting for? My answer to mothers and fathers is, enviable and even glorious is your lot to give your son or bless their dedication to the highest and holiest of causes in which a people was ever engaged."
    • Contributor: Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    President Wilson Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise delivers a tribute to President Wilson's "unequalled" leadership. He is "a great American," and "his place in history is secure."
    • Contributor: Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Americanism Speech by Warren G. Harding, U.S. Senator of Ohio. "Americanism really began when it was robed in nationality... In the spirit of Americanism, we proclaim America, we acclaim America."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Call of America Speech by James Hamilton Lewis, U.S. Senator from Illinois. "Senators:...our America endured the internal conflict of '60 and '64...now these United States must meet the assault from without: it comes from Prussia."
    • Contributor: Lewis, James - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Recognition of the Republic of Ireland
    No, the Irish do not hate England
    Speech by Éamon De Valera, President, Republic of Ireland. "No, the Irish do not hate England. The Irish desire peace with England and the rest of the world."
    • Contributor: De Valera, Éamon - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Democracy's achievement Speech by Robert L. Owen, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. "The regenerated Democratic Party is the one great liberal, progressive and truly democratic party of the nation."
    • Contributor: Owen, Robert L. (Robert Latham) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    The Navy is ready Speech by Josephus Daniels, U.S. Secretary of the Navy. "'We have just begun to fight,' was the slogan of the Navy of '76. That is the slogan of the Navy today."
    • Contributor: Daniels, Josephus - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    League of Nations
    Trouble with senators who oppose the League of Nations
    Speech by Gilbert M. Hitchcock, U.S. Senator from Nebraska and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; served Senate floor leader for the League of Nations debate. "The trouble with senators who oppose the League of Nations is that they are thinking of the days that are gone forever. The conquering empires of the world have been wiped out. The world is now democratic."
    • Contributor: Hitchcock, Gilbert M. (Gilbert Monell) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Nationalism and Americanism Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Speech by Warren G. Harding, Senator of Ohio. "We need to be rescued from divisionary and fruitless pursuit of peace through super government."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    America's accomplishment Speech by Breckinridge Long, Assistant Secretary of State. "We accomplished our set purpose in an incredibly short time to the bewilderment of the yet admiring world."
    • Contributor: Long, Breckinridge - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    On League of Nations Speech by Newton Diehl Baker, Secretary of War. "Meanwhile it is necessary to remember that the lack of such a league in 1914 threw the world into the chaos of this war."
    • Contributor: Baker, Newton Diehl - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Law and order Speech by Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts. "Government is not and must not be a cold, impersonal machine...government must govern. To obey is life; to disobey is death. Organized government is the expression of the life of the commonwealth." Coolidge calls for opposing "imported ideas" and for "prosecution of the criminals and education of the ignorant."
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    American rights A speech by William Gibbs McAdoo, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. "Fellow countrymen, this great Republic is facing one of the most extraordinary situations in the world's history. It would be difficult to exagerate the seriousness of the great conflict in which we are engaged."
    • Contributor: McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Summons to duty Speech given by Homer S. Cummings, temporary chairman, Democratic National Committee. "We do not turn our back upon the history of the last three years."
    • Contributor: Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Law and order Speech by Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts. "Government is not and must not be a cold, impersonal machine...government must govern. To obey is life; to disobey is death. Organized government is the expression of the life of the commonwealth." Coolidge calls for opposing "imported ideas" and for "prosecution of the criminals and education of the ignorant."
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Memorial address, Terence MacSwiney
    Memorial address | Memorial address for Terence MacSwiney
    Speech by Éamon De Valera, President, Republic of Ireland, eulogizing Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died Oct. 20, 1920, after a hunger strike in Brixton Prison, London. "England has killed another son for Ireland to mourn."
    • Contributor: De Valera, Éamon - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    The propaganda of anarchy
    Criminal enemies of social order
    Speech by Miles Poindexter, U.S. Senator from Washington. "If the authority of the courts should be destroyed, if their carefully prepared decrees are arbitrarily and without investigation, merely upon suspicion and general belief set aside, the poor are the ones who will suffer in any such decision."
    • Contributor: Poindexter, Miles - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Peace, progress, and prosperity Speech by George White, chairman, Democratic National Committee. "The people know they can trust Cox ... Every promise made in the platform will be kept. Can the Republicans say as much?"
    • Contributor: White, George - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920