The Report of the Secretary General (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1917 - Science - 287 pages
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Page 21 - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this eighteenth day of December, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninetieth.
Page 99 - The Monroe doctrine was proclaimed by the United States on her own authority. It always has been maintained, and always will be maintained, upon her own responsibility. But the Monroe doctrine demanded merely that European Governments should not attempt to extend their political systems to this side of the Atlantic. It...
Page 111 - That, in recognition of the growing importance of a knowledge of international law to all persons who plan to devote themselves to the administration of justice, and who, through their professional occupation, may contribute largely to the formation of public opinion and who often will be vested with the highest offices in the State and nation, this Conference earnestly requests all law schools which now offer no instruction in international law to add to their curriculum a thorough course in that...
Page 100 - States are constantly in ferment, if any of them are constantly in ferment, there will be a standing threat to their relations with one another. It is just as much to our interest to assist each other to the orderly processes within our own borders as it is to orderly processes in our controversies with one another. These are very practical suggestions which have sprung up in the minds of thoughtful men, and I, for my part, believe that they are going to lead the way to something that America has...
Page 120 - Dr. James Brown Scott, secretary of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, vice chairman of the committee; Hon.
Page 59 - Americanism extends beyond the sphere of politics and finds its application in the varied fields of human enterprise. Bearing in mind that the essential idea manifests itself in co-operation, it becomes necessary for effective co-operation that we should know each other better than we do now. We must not only be neighbors, but friends; not only friends, but intimates. We must understand one another. We must comprehend our several needs. We must study the phases of material and intellectual development...
Page 21 - American and foreign arts, products, and manufactures, which by the terms of the act is to be held under the auspices of the Government of the United States in the city of Philadelphia in the year 1876.
Page 110 - ... international law should be constantly illustrated from the sources recognized as ultimate authority, such as cases both of judicial and arbitral determination; treaties, protocols, acts, and declarations of epochmaking congresses, such as Westphalia (1648), Vienna (1815). Paris (1856), The Hague (1899 and 1907), and London (1909); diplomatic incidents ranking as precedents for action of an international character; and the great classics of international law.
Page 58 - Americanism we find that the essential qualities are those of the family — sympathy, helpfulness and a sincere desire to see another grow in prosperity, absence of covetousness of another's possessions, absence of jealousy of another's prominence, and, above all, absence of that spirit of intrigue which menaces the domestic peace of a neighbor. Such are the qualities of the family tie among individuals, and such should be, and I believe are, the qualities which compose the tie which unites the...
Page 60 - ... Republics more closely politically, commercially, and intellectually, and will give to the Pan-American spirit an impulse and power which it has never known before. The present epoch is one which must bring home to every thinking American the wonderful benefits to be gained by trusting our neighbors and by being trusted by them, by cooperation and helpfulness, by a dignified regard for the rights of all, and by living our national lives in harmony and good will.

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