What is Progress?

In that sage and veracious chronicle, "Alice Through the Looking-Glass," it is recounted how, on…

Party Government in the United States

In order to understand the organization and operation of parties in the United States, it…

The New Freedom

CHAPTER 1. THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH. THERE is one great basic fact which underlies all…

Message to Congress: Severing Diplomatic Relations with Germany

Gentlemen of the Congress: The Imperial German Government on the thirty-first of January announced to…

Socialism and Democracy

Is it possible that in practical America we are becoming sentimentalists? To judge by much…

State of the Union Address (1920)

GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS: When I addressed myself to performing the duty laid upon the…

State of the Union Address (1919)

TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: I sincerely regret that I cannot be present…

State of the Union Address (1918)

GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS: The year that has elapsed since I last stood before you…

State of the Union Address (1917)

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State of the Union Address (1916)

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State of the Union Address (1915)

GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS: Since I last had the privilege of addressing you on the…

State of the Union Address (1914)

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State of the Union Address (1913)

Gentlemen of the Congress: In pursuance of my constitutional duty to "give to the Congress…

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In that sage and veracious chronicle, "Alice Through the Looking-Glass," it is recounted how, on…

Constitutional Government in the United States: Chpt. 3, The President of the United States

Source: Woodrow Wilson, Constitutional Government in the United States (New York: Columbia University Press, 1908),…

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Like a vast picture thronged with figures of equal prominence and crowded with elaborate and…

Leaders of Men

Only those are ’leaders of men,’ in the general eye, who lead in action. The…

Interpretation of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points

At my request Cobb and Lippmann have compiled the following respecting your fourteen points. I…

The President’s Protest to Germany

The Government of the United States is not unmindful of the extraordinary conditions created by…

Strict Accountability

The Government of the United State views those possibilities with such grave concern that it…

An Address to Congress on the Mexican Crisis

Gentleman of the Congress:It is my duty to call your attention to a situation which…

A Statement on the Pending Chinese Loan

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Address to Peace Conference: Article XXVI

Amendments to this Covenant will take effect when ratified by the States whose representatives compose…

The Study of Administration

I suppose that no practical science is ever studied where there is no need to…

Campaign Address in Scranton, Penn.

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War Message to Congress

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First Inaugural Address (1913)

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“Fourteen Points” Message

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