Address of President Hoover

Archive Report

Address of President Hoover on the occasion of the proclamation of The General Pact for the Renunciation of War, at the White House, Wednesday, July 24, 1929, at 1 o'clock p. m.

In April, 1928, as a result of discussions between the Secretary of State of the United States and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, the President directed Secretary Kellogg to propose to the nations of the world that they should enter into a binding agreement as follows:

“Article 1.—The High Contracting Parties solemnly declare in the names of their respective peoples that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.

“Article 2.—The High Contracting Parties agree ...

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