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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: Lodge, Henry Cabot - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Citizenship Speech by Will H. Hays, chairman, Republican National Committee, calling for an awakened sense of public duty. "There is no zone of twilight in politics. Right is right and wrong is wrong."
    • Contributor: Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Democratic achievement Speech by Champ Clark, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. "We stand proudly on our unimpeachable record in peace and war... While in seven years since we came into possession of the executive and legislative branches of the government, Democrats have said and written many fine things."
    • Contributor: Clark, Champ - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Theodore Roosevelt Speech by General Leonard Wood. "Theodore Roosevelt was the most dominating and inspiring character in American life except for Lincoln ... He loved America."
    • Contributor: Wood, Leonard - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    President Wilson Speech given by Homer S. Cummings, temporary chairman, Democratic National Committee. "Republican leaders have been moved by a strange jealousy of the President... Political malice followed the President to the peace table...The President made every sacrifice -- including health -- for the cause of peace."
    • Contributor: Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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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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    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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    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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    Safeguard America! Speech by Mrs. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, sister of President Theodore Roosevelt, supporting the Republican ticket of "Senator Harding and Governor Coolidge" as "100% American, true patriotism, who have not failed to show marked efficiency and ability in public office."
    • Contributor: Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Confidence in government Speech by Democratic Presidential candidate James M. Cox. "We want our people to have an abiding confidence in government. But no readjustment made under reactionary auspices will earn with it the confidence of the country."
    • Contributor: Cox, James M. (James Middleton) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Revise taxes Speech by William Gibbs McAdoo, former Secretary of the Treasury. "Have the Republican majority done anything to reduce taxes? No! They have just laid down on the job."
    • Contributor: McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Americanism Franklin Delano Roosevelt, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, speaking of those who fell in battle. "To them we must write the binding finish: it shall not happen again. Americans demand: the crime of war shall cease."
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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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
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    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."
    • Contributor: Cox, James M. (James Middleton) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Liberty under the law Speech by Warren G. Harding, U.S. Senator of Ohio. "My countrymen:....It would be the blindness of folly to ignore the activities in our own country that are aimed to destroy our economic system." The presidential candidate concludes. "We call on all Americans for steadiness."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Democrats in the World War Tribute to President Wilson by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. "A leadership unsurpassed in the history of parliamentary democracy."
    • Contributor: Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell) - Nation's Forum 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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    Prevention of war Speech by Democratic presidential candidate James M. Cox. "The supreme issue of the century is before us...The League of Nations is in operation. I am in favor of going in."
    • Contributor: Cox, James M. (James Middleton) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918