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A COMPILATION

OF THE

MESSAGES AND PAPERS

OF THE

PRESIDENTS

Prepared Under the Direction of the Joint Committee

on Printing, of the House and Senate,
Pursuant to an Act of the Fifty-Second Congress

of the United States

(With Additions and Encyclopedic Index

by Private Enterprise)

VOLUME XIX
ENCYCLOPEDIC INDEX

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JSI B96 1.09

Copyright, 1911, 1912, 1913,
Copyright, 1914, 1916, 1917

BY

BUREAU OF NATIONAL LITERATURE

Government

Is Man's Most Exalted Work.

Republican Government

Is the Supreme Type of Organization,

The United States Government

Is of All Governments the Best.

Therefore, the men who performed that most difficult of human undertakingsthe establishment of law-and who

performed that task with a success without parallel,—the men who constructed the American Republic are leaders whose works have proved their wisdom consummate.

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That Wisdom is concretely bodied forth in the MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS. In these Papers our Chief Magistrates and the statesmen, jurists, financiers, warriors who composed their Cabinets discuss questions perpetually before the voter, and define the fundamental policies which is based this greatest human achievement. Their Doctrines form our Governmental Gospel.

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIC INDEX

CONTAINS

More than 25,000 page references to the official utterances of the Presidents, interspersed with some eight hundred encyclopedic articles on American history and politics, elaborating and going into the details of every subject discussed by the executives. A summary history and description of every branch of the Government Executive, Legislative and Judicial outlining the development of each department from its beginning to the present time, together with all bureaus and special commissions. An analysis of each administration written by competent contemporaneous authority. Definition and summary of the treaties between the United States and all foreign countries. The growth of the Army and Navy, with the latest official facts of organization, strength and equipment. History of each State from original territory to present time. A brief description and history of every country in the world, and the trade and treaty relations of each with the United States. Synopsis of all political parties, their platforms, growth and achievements. Leaders in all the great political movements since the organization of the government, together with their votes, are given in detail, as well as the origin of popular nicknames and campaign cries. Accounts of the wars engaged in by the United States, together with a recital of the causes thereof and a brief account of each battle fought by American soldiers; also important foreign wars. List of Federal courts and commissions and digests of such leading supreme court decisions as tend to interpret the constitution. Discussions of public questions of national policy, such as Monroe Doctrine, Panama Canal, Interstate Commerce, Banking, Agriculture, Exports, Imports, Mining, Slavery, Woman Suffrage, Trusts, Prohibition, Labor, Tariff, etc. Aboriginal inhabitants, characteristics and early home of each tribe and nation, their wars with the white settlers and decline before advancing civilization. More than a thousand selected biographical sketches of eminent American statesmen and leaders in the country's development.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIC INDEX TO THE
MESSAGES AND

AND PAPERS
OF THE PRESIDENTS

See the analysis of each Administration under the name of the
Executive. These analyses are paragraphed under subheadings (such as
“ Slavery “), so that one may readily trace the development of a question
through many Administrations, and had the narrative continuous.

See the biographies of men famous in American Statecraft, Warfaro

and Diplomacy, as well as the biographies of present Cabinet Ministers,

Senators, and Congressmen, which appear under their respective names.

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