Proclamation, March 19, 1925

Purpose: To Invite Nations to Participate in an International Exhibition Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

Date: March 19, 1925

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WHEREAS, by a Joint Resolution approved August 29, 1922, the President was requested to invite the participation and cooperation of the States of the Union and the nations of the world in an International Exhibition, to be held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from June 1 to November 30, 1926, in celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and for the purpose of exhibiting the progress of the United States and other nations in art, science, and industry, in trade and commerce, and in the development of the products of the air, the soil, the mine, the forest, and the seas;

AND WHEREAS, a Joint Resolution of Congress, approved March 3, 1925, provides for the cooperation and participation of the United States in the said Exhibition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Calvin Coolidge , President of the United States of America, by virtue of the legislation aforesaid, do hereby invite the States of the Union and all foreign countries to cooperate and participate in the Exhibition mentioned by appointing representatives and sending thereto such exhibits as will most fitly and fully illustrate their resources, their industries and their progress in civilization.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the city of Washington this 19th day of March in the year of Our Lord , One Thousand nine hundred and twenty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-ninth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1923 to March, 1925

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Robert Manchester who prepared this document for digital publication.

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