Democratic Party Platform of 1920

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Alaska

We commend the Democratic administration for inaugurating a new policy as to Alaska, as evidenced by the construction of the Alaska railroad and opening of the coal and oil fields.

We declare for the modification of the existing coal land law, to promote development without disturbing the features intended to prevent monopoly.

For such changes in the policy of forestry control as will permit the immediate initiation of the paper pulp industry.

For relieving the territory from the evils of long-distance government by arbitrary and interlocking bureaucratic regulation, and to that end we urge the speedy passage of a law containing the essential features of the Land-Curry Bill now pending, co-ordinating and consolidating all Federal control of natural resources under one department to be administered by a non-partisan board permanently resident in the territory.

For the fullest measure of territorial self-government with the view of ultimate statehood, with jurisdiction over all matters not of purely Federal concern, including fisheries and game, and for an intelligent administration of Federal control we believe that all officials appointed should be qualified by previous bona-fide residence in the territory.

For a comprehensive system of road construction with increased appropriations and the full extension of the Federal Road Aid Act to Alaska.

For the extension to Alaska of the Federal Farm Loan Act.

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Chicago: "Alaska," Democratic Party Platform of 1920 in Donald B. Johnson, Ed. National Party Platforms, 1840–1976. Supplement 1980. (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois), P.222 Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRQJXVKBEH7B2C1.

MLA: . "Alaska." Democratic Party Platform of 1920, in Donald B. Johnson, Ed. National Party Platforms, 1840–1976. Supplement 1980. (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois), P.222, Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRQJXVKBEH7B2C1.

Harvard: , 'Alaska' in Democratic Party Platform of 1920. cited in , Donald B. Johnson, Ed. National Party Platforms, 1840–1976. Supplement 1980. (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois), P.222. Original Sources, retrieved 24 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRQJXVKBEH7B2C1.