Emergency In Water Transportation of the United States

Identifier

WWP20610

Description

Woodrow Wilson declares a national emergency arising from insufficient tonage to carry the products of the farms, forests, mines and manufacturing industries of the United States, and admonishes all citizens to abide by the regulations in the Shipping Act.

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

EMERGENCY IN WATER TRANSPORTATION OF THE UNITED STATES
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By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS, Congress did by “An Act to Establish a United States Shipping Board for the purpose of encouraging, developing, and creating a naval auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant marine to meet the requirements of the commerce of the United States with its Territories and possessions and with foreign countries; to regulate carriers by water engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United States; and for other purposes”, approved 5th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-first.

(SEAL)
By the President:

ROBERT LANSING

Secretary of State.

Original Format

Speech

Files

D30226.pdf

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Emergency In Water Transportation of the United States,” 1917 February 5, WWP20610, Woodrow Wilson Press Statements, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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