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President Coolidge Signs the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact

President Coolidge Signs the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact

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President Coolidge Signs the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact

Creator: Harris & Ewing, January 17, 1929.

In light of the casualties that resulted from World War I, Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg and French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand crafted the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact. This international peace proposal committed 15 nations to outlawing aggression and war in settling disputes. President Coolidge signed the Pact on January 17, 1929. The ceremony took place in the East Room, making use of President Grant's old Cabinet Table.

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