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" But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for the rights and... "
HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS - Page 182
by KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
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The Opposition Presidency: Leadership and the Constraints of History

David A. Crockett - 2002 - 286 pages
...shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy . . . for the rights and liberties of small nations, for...all nations and make the world itself at last free." Wilson won overwhelming support in Congress, opposed only by insurgents and a handful of Bryan Democrats....
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Cold War

Robert Mann - 2002 - 359 pages
...undermined democracy in Europe. He summoned the country to support American involvement in the war, "for democracy, for the right of those who submit...governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations." Quotes from the Cold We seek no indemnities ... no material compensation; we desire no conquest, no...
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Rendezvous with Death: American Poems of the Great War

Mark W. Van Wienen - 2002 - 363 pages
...including lines from the conclusion of his request for a war declaration: "We shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest our hearts, for democracy,...authority to have a voice in their own governments" (Wilson 1:382-83). Even while the National American Woman Suffrage Association pledged to help mobilize...
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America in the Twentieth Century

Marshall Cavendish Corporation - 2002 - 1800 pages
...in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts, — for...all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything we are and everything that we...
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Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives

Michael Beschloss - 2006 - 256 pages
...and malignant few [T]he right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts,— for...all nations and make the world itself at last free nticipating the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson created a blueprint ^ /~ for peace negotiations....
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Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917–1945

David E. Johnson - 2003 - 304 pages
...framed the war as a crusade, one worthy of American intervention: We shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for...safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.2 Wilson's speech was enthusiastically received by Congress; its members voted for war by a margin...
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The Illusion Of Victory: America In World War I

Thomas Fleming - 2008 - 352 pages
...the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things we have always carried in our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those...all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that...
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Don't Know Much About History

Kenneth C. Davis - 2009 - 752 pages
...Monopoly Wasn'ta Game 3 1 3 is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have carried nearest our hearts— for democracy, for the...universal dominion of right by such a concert of free people as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at least free. Wilson's...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 pages
...in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for...rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal domination of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations...
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Changing the World: American Progressives in War and Revolution

Alan Dawley, Julian Zelizer, Linda Gordon, William Chafe - 2003 - 409 pages
...all wars," he promised America would fight not for territory or gain, not even for martial glory, but for "a universal dominion of right by such a concert...safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free."37 The fact that it was impossible to top such lofty rhetoric did not prevent Congress from trying....
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