THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Dec. 24, 1928

The hour approached when the Senate would say whether or not the Coolidge Era should be crowned by the Kellogg-Briand multilateral treaty-to-renounce-war-as-an-instrument-of-national-policy. As usually happens in the U.S. foreign relations, a group of Senators was seen forming to pass strictures. Their reasons ranged from the super-patriotism of New 'Hampshire's Moses to the wordy scorn of Maryland's Bruce, who called the treaty a "futile gesture" and an "anemic pact" for which he would vote only to move the U.S. closer to the World Court and the League of Nations.

President Coolidge, determined not...

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