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“National Defense Act" (Chap. 134. An Act For making further and

more effectual provision for the national defense, and for other pur-

poses. Approved June 3, 1916, 39 Stats. 166) --

“Naval Appropriation Act" (Chap. 417. An Act Making appropriations

for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen

hundred and seventeen, and for other purposes. Approved August 29,

1916, 39 Stats. 556) ----

“ Council of National Defense Act" [Chap. 418. An Act Making appro-

priations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June

thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for other purposes.

Approved August 29, 1916, 39 Stats. 619)-----

“Shipipng Board Act” (Chap. 451. An Act To establish a United States

Shipping Board for the purpose of encouraging, developing, and creat-

ing a naval auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant marine to meet

the requirements of the commerce of the United States with its Ter-

ritories and possessions and with foreign countries; to regulate carriers

by water engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United

States; and for other purposes. Approved September 7, 1916. 39

Stats. 728)--------

" Naval Emergency Fund Act" (Chap. 180. An Act Making appropria-

tions for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,

nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for other puropses. Approved

March 4, 1917. 39 Stats. 1168)--

“War Resolution” (Chap. 1. Joint Resolution Declaring that a state of

war exists between the Imperial German Government and the Gov.

ernment and the people of the United States and making provision to

prosecute the same. Approved April 6, 1917, 40 Stats. 1]----

"German Boat Resolution" (Chap. 13. Joint Resolution Authorizing the

President to take over for the United States the possession and title

of any vessel within its jurisdiction, which at the time of coming

therein was owned in whole or in part by any corporation, citizen, or

subject of any nation with which the United States may be at war, or

was under register of any such nation, and for other purposes. Ap-

proved May 12, 1917, 40 Stats. 75] ----

"Car Service Act” (Chap. 23. An Act To amend aan Act entitled “An Act

to regulate commerce," as amended, in respect of car service, and for

other purposes. Approved May 29, 1917, 40 Stats. 101)-----

"Emergency Shipping Fund Act” [Chap. 29. An Act Making appropria-

tions to supply ur nt deficiencies in appropriations for the Military

and Naval Establishment on account of war expenses for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for

other purposes. Approved June 15, 1917, 40 Stats. 182]---

“ Espionage Act" [Chap. 30. An Act To punish acts of interference with

the foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the

United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal

laws of the United States, and for other purposes. Approved June 15,

1917, 40 Stats. 217].

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“ Land Condemnation Act” (Chap. 35. An Act To authorize condemna-

tion proceedings of lands for military purposes. Approved July 2, 1917.

40 Stats. 241) --

“Aviation Act” (Chap. 40. An Act To authorize the President to in-

crease temporarily the Signal Corps of the Army and to purchase,

manufacture, maintain, repair, and operate uirships, and to make

appropriations therefor, and for other purposes. Approved July 24,

1917. 40 Stats. 243).

“ Special Aviation Act” (Chap. 42. An Act Authorizing the President to

take possession, on behalf of the United States, for use as sites for

permanent aviation stations for the Army and Navy and for aviation

school purposes, of the whole of North Island in the harbor of San

Diego, California, and for other purposes. Approved, July 27, 1917.

40 Stats. 247)--

“River and Harbor Act" [Chap. 19. An Act Making appropriations for

the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on

rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. Approved August 8, 1917.

40 Stats. 250]----

" Priority Shipment Act” [Chap. 51. An Act To amend the Act to regu-

late commerce, as amended, and for other purposes. Approved August

10, 1917. 40 Stats. 272]--

“Agricultural Act" (Chap. 52. An Act To provide further for the na-

tional security and defense by stimulating agriculture and facilitating

the distribution of agricultural products. Approved, August 10, 1917.

40 Stats. 273)--

“ Food Control Act” [Chap. 53. An Act To provide further for the

national security and defense by encouraging the production, con-

serving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food products

and fuel. Approved, August 10, 1917. 40 Stats. 276)----

“Air Station Act” (Chap. 77. An Act To provide for the acquisition

of an air station site for the United States Navy. Approved, October 6,

1917. 40 Stats. 344) --

Urgent Deficiencies Act” (Chap. 79. An Act Making appropriations

to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year end-

ing June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and prior fiscal

years, on account of war expenses, and for other purposes. Approved,

October 6, 1917. 40 Stats. 345).

Explosives Act" [Chap. 83. An Act To prohibit the manufacture, dis-

tribution, storage, use, and possession in time of war of explosives,

providing regulations for the safe manufacture, distribution, storage,

use, and possession of the same, and for other purposes. Approved

October 6, 1917. 40 Stats. 385)--

“Patents Act" (Chap. 95. An Act To prevent the publication of inven-

tions by the grant of patents that might be detrimental to the public

safety or convey useful information to the enemy, to stimulate inven-

tion, and provide adequate protection to owners of patents, and for

other purposes. Approved October 6, 1917. 40 Stats. 394)-----

“ Trading with the Enemy Act" (Chap. 106. An Act To define, regulate,

and punish trading with the enemy, and for other purposes. Approved

October 6, 1917. 40 Stats. 411)--

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