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This year of our Lord is an eventful period in American history. The project of a great Columbian Exposition that should be twice as large and twice as imposing as any of its predecessors, was conceived and has been created. Invitations were extended to the people of all the nations of the earth to come, see and enjoy the occasion with us. These bids have been accepted, and to-day America is the World's host.
Not long ago Imperial rulers made inquiry as to whether our pretensions were fables or facts. Searchlight revelations indicated that the United States is a first class Nation, and as such might be associated with by other nations, and for the first time her diplomatic corps became accredited Embassadors.
An invitation to other nations to participate in a Naval Review on our eastern shores brought to Hampton Roads the finest and best of modern war vessels.
1893. JAMA. 1893;XX(18):515–517. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420450023014
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