Primary Documents - Post-1919
This page of the Primary Documents section of the website collects together archive source documents originating in the years following 1919.
Documents listed here include the various U.S. peace treaties with the post-war governments of Austria, Hungary and Germany.
Also available is the text of the U.S. 19th Amendment which saw American women's right to vote ratified by Congress.
The list presented below - with each entry accompanied by a brief summary of its significance - is sorted by date, with earlier documents listed first.
|U.S. 19th Amendment||1920 - Women's right to vote ratified by Congress|
|President Harding's Inauguration Address||1921 - Address given by Harding at start of his term|
|U.S. Peace Treaty with Austria||1921 - Official end of hostilities against Austria|
|U.S. Peace Treaty with Germany||1921 - Official end of hostilities against Germany|
|U.S. Peace Treaty with Hungary||1921 - Official end of hostilities against Hungary|
|Ludendorff on Meuse-Argonne Offensive||1922 - German commander's post-war view of offensive|
|Geneva Protocol||1925 - Re-affirmed non-use of chemical weapons|
A 'whizzbang' was a high-velocity, low-trajectory shell that made a shrill approach noise and then a sharp explosive report.
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