State of the Union Address Part IV (1911)

[On the financial condition of the treasury, needed banking and currency reform, and departmental questions.]…

“The Bible,” from Christianity and Liberalism

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Shall the Fundamentalists Win?

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Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions

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

“The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive”

Chapter X in An Autobiography On September 6, 1901, President McKinley was shot by an Anarchist…

Senate Debate on the Platt Amendment

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The Platt Amendment

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Letter Accepting the Republican Nomination

Mr. Root And Chairmen Of The Notification Committee: I accept the nomination which you tender.…

Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League

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

Address at Gettysburg Battle Field

My Fellow Americans This returning Decoration Day brings our entire Nation in reverence and respect…

At the Convention of the National Education Association

For almost a century and a half the Fourth of July has been marked as…

Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always…

The Press Under a Free Government

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The Destiny of America

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking…

What is Progress?

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

The Right of the People to Rule

THE great fundamental issue now before the Republican party and before our people can be…

Party Government in the United States

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

The New Freedom

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The Right of the People to Rule

The great fundamental issue now before the Republican party and before our people can be…

Dissenting Opinion in Gitlow v. New York

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

Message to Congress: Severing Diplomatic Relations with Germany

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Responsibility and Freedom

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On Making Our Race Life Count in the Life of the Nation

In the Bible one finds over and over again the words "a peculiar people." Reference…

An Address before the National Educational Association

Ladies and Gentlemen: We stand tonight on historic ground. Charleston and South Carolina have made…

The Social Possibilities of War

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An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

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Socialism and Democracy

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

A Governor Bitterly Opposes Negro Education

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The Press Under a Free Government

The relationship between governments and the press has always been recognized as a matter of…

Excerpts from Liberalism and Social Action

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The Corruption of Municipal Politics

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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

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The Significance of History

The conceptions of history have been almost as numerous as the men who have written…

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

1In a recent bulletin of the Superintendent of the Census for 1890 appear these significant…

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

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Can Christianity Tolerate the Church?

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The Command of the Pacific

Fellow Americans of California and the Pacific Slope The Pacific is the ocean of the…

The Paradox of Capitalist Growth

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

The Triumph of America

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Theodore Roosevelt to Lincoln Steffens

My dear Steffens: In view of Mr. Cosgrave’s statement that I had read the proof…

State of the Union Address (1928)

To the Congress of the United States: No Congress of the United States ever assembled,…

State of the Union Address (1927)

Members of the Congress: It is gratifying to report that for the fourth consecutive year…

State of the Union Address (1926)

Members of the Congress: In reporting to the Congress the state of the Union, I…

State of the Union Address (1925)

Members of the Congress: In meeting the constitutional requirement of informing the Congress upon the…

State of the Union Address (1924)

To the Congress of the United States: The present state of the Union, upon which…

State of the Union Address (1923)

Since the close of the last Congress the Nation has lost President Harding. The world…
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