Americanism

Author:
Warren G. (Warren Gamaleil) Harding 1865-1923
Date:
1920-01-20
Description:
The debate over whether the Senate should agree to the Treaty of Versailles with its provision for entry into the League of Nations continued through the fall of 1919 and early months of 1920. On January 10, 2910, Senator Harding spoke to the meeting of the Ohio Society of New York at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. He cautioned that America should hesitate before surrendering its hard won nationality to the dream of the internationalists--the League of Nations--and to "think of America first." The Senate rejected the treaty by seven votes in March 1920. This transcript is derived from an audio recording made by Harding after the event, and is an excerpt of his public speech.
Subject:
National characteristics, American, United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945, United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932, United States -- Politics and government -- 1921-1923
Partner:
Miller Center of Public Affairs
Source:
http://millercenter.org/president/harding/speeches/americanism
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