The Briand-Kellogg Correspondence

Archive Report

The movement for the outlawry of war which has developed through the correspondence between Aristide Briand, the French foreign secretary, and Secretary of State Kellogg had its origin in the proposal addressed by M. Briand to the people of the United States through the press on April 6, 1927. This date was chosen by M. Briand because it marked the tenth anniversary of America's entry into the World War. The original Briand proposal was entirely unofficial in nature and nothing official was done about it until June 30, 1927, when M. Briand handed to Ambassador Herrick at Paris a draft treaty for the outlawry of war between France and the United States. This treaty provided that France and the United States should condemn recourse ...

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