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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: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Saint Patrick's Day message
    St. Patrick's Day address | Saint Patrick's Day address
    Speech by Éamon De Valera, President, Republic of Ireland. "Sons and daughters of the Gael! Wherever you be today, in the name of the motherland ... it is consistent with your highest duty to link yourselves together to use your united strength to break the chains that bind our sweet sad mother ..."
    • 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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    Nationalism and Americanism 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) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Save America Speech by Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University. "There are elements in our population which teach doctrines that sound strange to the American ear. Such men frankly proclaim their preference for the political philosophy of Lenin and Trotsky to those of Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Webster and Lincoln. The issue is a preservation of the American form of government, with its incomparable blessing of...
    • Contributor: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Butler, Nicholas Murray - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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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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    From the battlefields of France A patriotic appeal by the U.S. Army to Americans for "their unshrinking support" delivered by General John J. Pershing, Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces.
    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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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    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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    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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    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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    One hundred million soldiers Speech by Frank A. Vanderlip, former Assistant Secretary of Treasury and president of the National City Bank of New York (now Citibank). "To win this war, Congress pledged the resources of the United States to the last man and the last dollar. When you applauded that, you agreed that we would be a united nation."
    • Contributor: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Vanderlip, Frank A. (Frank Arthur) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    At Valley Forge Speech by Champ Clark, U.S. Representative from Missouri and Speaker of House. "We are assembled here to pay tribute to the deeds of a portion of the brave men who made us free. [Valley Forge was] the most heroic and without question the most pathetic chapter in the history of the American Army."
    • Contributor: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Clark, Champ - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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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    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: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Daniels, Josephus - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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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    From the battlefields of France Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A patriotic appeal by the U.S. Army to Americans asking for "their unshrinking support;" delivered by General John J. Pershing, Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces.
    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Achievements of the Democratic Party
    Achievements of Democratic Party
    Speech by Homer S. Cummings, chairman, Democratic National Committee, as a tribute to President Wilson and his administration, "The hopes of mankind look to the American President."
    • Contributor: Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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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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    The republic must awaken Speech by Warren G. Harding, U.S. Senator from Ohio. "My countrymen: the surpassing war of all times has involved us and found us utterly unprepared in either a mental or military sense."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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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    League of Nations A speech by Warren G. Harding, U.S. Senator from Ohio, encouraging reservations to the League of Nations Covenant, "I do not believe it will break the heart of the world to make this Covenant right."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    The nation in arms Speech by Franklin K. Lane, U.S. Secretary of the Interior. "We are fighting Germany because she sought to terrorize us and then to fool us... Germany has never asked forgiveness of the world [for sinking the Lusitania]...Belgian starving ...piteous cries of children...friendly, harmless, terrorized people."
    • Contributor: A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Lane, Franklin K.
    • Date: 1918
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    League of Nations Speech by Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, stating his case against President Wilson's League of Nations. "I think of the United States first."
    • Contributor: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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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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    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: Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - Poindexter, Miles - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919