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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
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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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    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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    Address
    Address by J.D. Rockefeller Jr. | United War Work Campaign
    Speech by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., chairman of the United War Work Campaign, an organization that raised $35 million for various private organizations working with the troops during World War I. "For the first time in history, people of Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant faiths, are standing side by side and working in closest cooperation for a great common cause."
    • Contributor: Rockefeller, John D., (John Davison) - Nation's Forum 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    America safe! Speech by Ambassador James W. Gerard warning of the "coming conflict with the Bolsheviki" and assessing the causes of social unrest.
    • Contributor: Gerard, James W. (James Watson) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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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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    Readjustment Speech by Warren G. Harding. "America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration; not agitation but adjustment; not surgery but serenity; not the dramatic but the dispassionate; not experiment but equipoise; not submergence in internationality but sustainment in triumphant nationality."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920