“The Bible,” from Christianity and Liberalism

Chapter 4: “The Bible” Modern liberalism, it has been observed so far, has lost sight…

Shall the Fundamentalists Win?

“Shall the Fundamentalists Win?”1 This morning we are to think of the Fundamentalist controversy which…

Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions

…The religious educator is … handicapped by the fact that much of the final curricula…

Senate Debate on the Platt Amendment

Mr. President, I do not know whether we are proposing to require Cuba to adopt…

The Platt Amendment

Provided further, That in fulfillment of the declaration contained in the joint resolution approved April…

Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League

We hold that the policy known as imperialism is hostile to liberty and tends toward…

Dissenting Opinion in Gitlow v. New York

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES, dissenting. MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS and I are of opinion that this judgment…

Responsibility and Freedom

RESPONSIBILITY AND FREEDOM The more comprehensive and diversified the social order, the greater the responsibility…

The Social Possibilities of War

THE SOCIAL POSSIBILITIES OF WAR JOHN DEWEYSeverally and collectively mankind always builds better or worse…

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

In fact, the inquiry which follows is based upon the political science of James Madison,…

A Governor Bitterly Opposes Negro Education

Governor James K. Vardaman (MS) The race question is one of the most serious problems…

Excerpts from Liberalism and Social Action

The History of Liberalism Liberalism has long been accustomed to onslaughts proceeding from those who…

The Corruption of Municipal Politics

When I set out on my travels, an honest New Yorker told me honestly that…

The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements

Hull House, which was Chicago’s first Settlement, was established in September, 1889. It represented no…

Democracy and Education Chapter 7

For the most part, save incidentally, we have hitherto been concerned with education as it…

Democracy and Education Chapter 6

1. Education as Formation. We now come to a type of theory which denies the…

That Noble Dream

In a thought-provoking paper read at the last meeting of the American Historical Association Mr.…

Catholicism Contra Mundum

The recent congress of the Federation of Catholic Societies in America was an imposing, because…

Father Blakely States the Issue

Many people have found it difficult to understand why the question of child care in…

Can Christianity Tolerate the Church?

Were the question "Can democracy tolerate the Church?" some thoughtful Americans would promptly reply, No.…

The Paradox of Capitalist Growth

The present century has been marked by a prodigious increase in wealth producing power. The…

The Triumph of America

The old nations of the earth creep on at a snail’s pace; the Republic thunders…

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

1. Trusts, etc., in restraint of trade illegal; penalty Every contract, combination in the form…

“Political Independence of the Negro”

In addressing myself to a consideration of the subject: "The colored man as an Independent…

The Bible

Modern liberalism, it has been observed so far, has lost sight of the two great…

National People’s Party Platform

Assembled upon the 116th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the People’s Party of America,…

Keepers of Democracy

Recently a radio broadcast was given, based on a story written by H. G. Wells…

“Neutrality Act”of May 1, 1937

JOINT RESOLUTION To amend the joint resolution entitled "Joint resolution providing for the prohibition of…

“Neutrality Act” of February 29, 1936

JOINT RESOLUTION Extending and amending the joint resolution (Public Resolution Numbered 67 Seventy-fourth Congress), approved…

Neutrality Act

Source: U.S. Department of State, Publication 1983, Peace and War: United States Foreign Policy, 1931…

The Secretary of State to the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations

MY DEAR SENATOR BORAH: You have asked my opinion whether, as has been sometimes recently…

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva

WASHINGTON, October 9, 1931-6 p. m. 73. Consulate’s 162, October 8 [7], 5 p. m.…

Plessy v. Ferguson

[This is an abridged version of the document.] The statute of Louisiana, acts of 1890,…

The Senate and the League of Nations

Henry Cabot Lodge: Reservations with Regard to the Treaty Resolved (two-thirds of the senators present…

The Archangel Expedition

The whole heart of the people of the United States is in the winning of…

The Russian Ambassador (Bakhmeteff) to the Secretary of State

On the 7th of November the action of the "bolsheviki" took place, having for its…

The Allies’ Conditional Acceptance of the Fourteen Points

The Allied Governments have given careful consideration to the correspondence which has passed between the…

Interpretation of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points

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

Lansing’s Memorandum of the Cabinet Meeting

The Cabinet Meeting of today I consider the most momentous and therefore, the most historic…

The Zimmermann Telegram

"We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor…

Memorandum of Sir Edward Grey

(Confidential ) Colonel House told me that President Wilson was ready, on hearing from France…

The House-Grey Memorandum

October 8, 1915: I outlined very briefly a plan which has occurred to me and…

The American Birthright and the Philippine Pottage

Henry Van Dyke, The American Birthright and the Philippine Pottage, a Sermon Preached on Thanksgiving…

Progressive Party Platform of 1912

The conscience of the people, in a time of grave national problems, has called into…

League of Nations Covenant

THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES, In order to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace…

Clayton Antitrust Act

An Act to supplement existing laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies, and for other purposes.…