The World War
Speech by Governor James M. Cox. "A world war has been fought, historic, unprecedented. For many, many months civilization hung in the balance. In the despair of dark hours it seemed as though a world dictator was inevitable. The very soul of America was touched with the fear that our liberties might be taken away."
Cox, James M. (James Middleton) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
Democrats in the World War
Tribute to President Wilson by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. "A leadership unsurpassed in the history of parliamentary democracy."
Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
Speech by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. "It is important that we should constantly keep before us the duty of inculcating in the minds of our citizens from overseas, the true meaning and significance of America, and the high duty that rests upon every generation to sustain our blessed institutions, and to transmit them to posterity strengthened and unimpaired."
Colby, Bainbridge - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
There is no rank in sacrifice
Speech by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. "Men who live valiantly and die nobly, have a strength and a courage from the Eternal Father. Two of these young heroes have recently received high honor: one a graduate of Annapolis, the other an enlisted man."
Daniels, Josephus - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
At the front
Speech by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker. "I saw the superb and veteran armies of Great Britain, France, and Italy. I saw the heroic associates with whom our own army is to fight and I had then, as I have now, a sense of stirring and rising pride in the feeling that America's great and splendidly equipped and prepared army is composed of...
Baker, Newton Diehl - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)