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President Wilson's Addresses   By: (1856-1924)

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President Wilson's Addresses by Woodrow Wilson is a compelling collection of speeches that provides a detailed insight into the thoughts and visions of one of America's most influential presidents. These addresses are a testament to Wilson's astute political acumen and his deep understanding of the challenges faced by the country during his tenure.

The book offers a comprehensive compilation of Wilson's speeches, covering a wide range of topics, from domestic politics to international affairs. Reading these addresses allows the reader to delve into the mind of a leader who was deeply dedicated to the ideals of democracy and advocated for progressive reforms.

One of the most striking aspects of President Wilson's speeches is his ability to articulate complex ideas with eloquence and clarity. His words have a timeless quality that resonates even to this day. It is evident that Wilson possessed a deep conviction in his beliefs, and he conveys his ideas with passion and conviction.

The book also sheds light on Wilson's approach to foreign policy, particularly in relation to World War I. His famous Fourteen Points address is included, which outlines his vision for a post-war world order built on principles such as self-determination and collective security. These speeches offer valuable insights into Wilson's diplomatic strategies and his efforts to shape the course of history.

Moreover, President Wilson's Addresses provides a glimpse into the political landscape of the early 20th century United States. Wilson's speeches highlight the pressing issues of the time, such as labor relations, the role of women in society, and racial equality. His progressive stance on these matters was highly influential and set the stage for future social and political reforms.

One minor criticism of the book is its repetitive nature. Given that these addresses were delivered as separate speeches on various occasions, there is inevitably some redundancy in their content. However, this is a minor drawback that is easily overshadowed by the significance and impact of Wilson's words.

In conclusion, President Wilson's Addresses is an essential read for anyone interested in American history, politics, or the art of public speaking. Woodrow Wilson's speeches offer valuable insights into the mind of a visionary leader while reflecting the challenges and ideals of his time. This compilation stands as a testimony to Wilson's profound impact on American politics and his lasting legacy as one of the nation's most influential presidents.

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ENGLISH READINGS FOR SCHOOLS

"The virtue of books is the perfecting of reason, which is indeed the happiness of man."

Richard De Bury.

"On bok├Ęs for to rede I me delyte."

Chaucer.

English Readings for Schools

GENERAL EDITOR

WILBUR LUCIUS CROSS

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH IN YALE UNIVERSITY

[Illustration: Woodrow Wilson]

PRESIDENT WILSON'S ADDRESSES

EDITED BY

GEORGE MCLEAN HARPER

PROFESSOR IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY; AUTHOR OF "MASTERS OF FRENCH LITERATURE," "LIFE OF SAINTE BEUVE," AND "WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, HIS LIFE, WORKS, AND INFLUENCE"

NEW YORK HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

Copyright 1918, BY HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

CONTENTS

Introduction

First Inaugural Address First Address to Congress Address on the Banking System Address at Gettysburg Address on Mexican Affairs Understanding America Address before the Southern Commercial Congress The State of the Union Trusts and Monopolies Panama Canal Tolls The Tampico Incident In the Firmament of Memory Memorial Day Address at Arlington Closing a Chapter Annapolis Commencement Address The Meaning of Liberty American Neutrality Appeal for Additional Revenue The Opinion of the World The Power of Christian Young Men Annual Address to Congress A Message Address before... Continue reading book >>




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