United States in the World War

United States in the World War

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...that when the President or Secretary of State came into possession of the "actual memorandum" of the German Government "concerning the secret orders of the British Government," it should at once be sent to the Speaker and laid before the House to assist it "in performing its constitutional duty of advising the President of the United States" with regard to foreign relations. On the same day, February 22, on which Mr. McLemore introduced his warning resolution, Mr. Fuller of Illinois brought forward another. Because it was "manifestly unsafe" for American citizens to travel "on belligerent ships that are armed," and inasmuch as "the taking of such chances at this time may involve this country in serious trouble in its efforts to protect American lives," and as it was the "earnest desire of all our people that this country shall remain absolutely neutral," therefore the President was to be "authorized and requested to issue a proclamation warning all American citizens of the great danger of taking passage on any belligerent ship that is armed or that carried munitions of war, and requesting them for their own safety and in the interest of this country's neutrality to refrain from so doing." Both resolutions went to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The day following their introduction was one of wild hysteria in Congress. Suddenly the House became panic-stricken from fear that the new position of the President would lead to war. "Keep out of war" was demanded on every side. The party of the President was in open revolt. In the cloakrooms, in the corridors, on the floor, the President was bitterly attacked for his determination to stand firm in behalf of...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527526
  • 9781236527523