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Page 8 - must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are
Page 194 - directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial German Government; and to bring the conflict to a successful termination all the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States. Proclamation
Page 454 - we have— with the pride of those who know the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and might for the principles that gave her birth and the happiness and peace which she has treasured.
Page 453 - Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Page 273 - if it is shown to be destined to territory belonging to or occupied by the enemy, or to the armed forces of the enemy. It is Immaterial whether the carriage of the goods is direct or entails transshipment or a subsequent transport by land.
Page 8 - address in which he recommended Congress to declare "the recent course of the Imperial German Government to be in fact nothing less than war against the Government and people of the United States
Page 215 - destroy on the high seas an American vessel or the lives of American citizens it would be difficult for the Government of the United States to view the act in any other light than an indefensible violation of neutral rights which it would be very hard, indeed, to reconcile with the friendly relations
Page 215 - not immediately declare and effect an abandonment of its present methods of submarine warfare against passenger and freight carrying vessels the Government of the United States can have no choice but to sever diplomatic relations with the German Empire altogether. The
Page 215 - Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or act necessary to the performance of Its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and In safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
Page 59 - Should the steps taken by the Government of the United States not attain the object it desires, namely, to have the law of humanity followed by all the belligerent nations, the German Government would then be facing a new situation, in which it must reserve to itself complete liberty of decision.