Collection Items

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: Butler, Nicholas Murray - 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: Butler, Nicholas Murray - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence 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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    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 duty of government
    Duty
    Speech by Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts. "Law must rest upon the eternal foundations of righteousness... The government is founded upon a righteousness which will endure."
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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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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    The American soldier Speech by Warren G. Harding, Senator of Ohio. "My countrymen. Though not in any partisan sense, I must speak of the services of the men and women who rallied to the colors of the Republic in the World War. America realizes and appreciates the services rendered." Text excerpted from hist Speech accepting the Republican Presidential nomination, June 12, 1920.
    • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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: Lane, Franklin K. - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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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    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: Clark, Champ - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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: Vanderlip, Frank A. (Frank Arthur) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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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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    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