Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
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2023 Centennial Celebration
The 100th anniversary of Calvin Coolidge’s rise to the presidency is coming in 2023. Click below to learn about the upcoming celebration.Learn More
Coolidge and the American Project
To honor President Coolidge’s centennial, the Coolidge Foundation cohosted a national conference with the Library of Congress to celebrate and reflect upon the life and legacy of Calvin Coolidge. Scholars, business leaders, policymakers, and public servants reflected on Coolidge’s life and legacy and his vital relevance for today.Learn More
Declamation Qualifier Submission Deadline
The deadline for the competition is Saturday, April 15th, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. To enter, select one (1) speech excerpt from the official packet of three speeches by President Coolidge that we have provided below, record a video of yourself declaiming it, and then fill out the submission form at the bottom of this page. Winners will be notified of the results in May.
Coolidge Cup Online Qualifier for Debate
There are several ways to earn an invitation to compete in debate at the Coolidge Cup. One way to try to earn an invitation is to compete in the Coolidge Cup Online Qualifier for Debate, which is an online tournament run by the Coolidge Foundation. The top 20 finishers at this tournament will earn an invitation to the 2023 Coolidge Cup.
The Coolidge Cup
The Coolidge Cup is a national invitational speech and debate tournament sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. It is held in President Coolidge’s historic hometown of Plymouth, Vermont, and takes place each year during the week of the Fourth of July. More than $15,000 in scholarship prize money is awarded to the top finishers. The competition days are July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. It is a fully chaperoned experience, and most travel expenses are covered for competitors.
Calvin Coolidge and the Post-Armistice Chlorine Gas Campaign
On May 18, 1924, First Congregational Church in Washington held its regular service. But this Sunday, one important congregant was missing: President Calvin Coolidge….
The Coolidge Scholarship honors President Coolidge’s dedication to academic excellence by awarding full-ride, four-year, merit scholarships to America’s most promising students. Unlike other top awards, “The Coolidge” can be used at any accredited college or university in America. To learn more, click below to visit the Coolidge Scholarship website.
The Coolidge Foundation is setting out to find the top high school debaters in America. Our premier tournament each year is the Coolidge Cup, a national debate tournament that attracts top debaters from across the country to President Coolidge’s historic hometown of Plymouth, Vermont, to compete for the prestigious Coolidge Cup, along with the $7,500 Robert L. Luddy Coolidge Cup Scholarship.
Coolidge in Washington
The Foundation is excited to open up Coolidge House in Washington, D.C. to the public, which serves as a base for expanded operations of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.
Visit the Notch
There is no better way to truly understand President Coolidge than to visit his hometown, the picturesque hamlet of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. You are invited to visit the President Coolidge State Historic Site, considered one of America’s best-preserved presidential sites. Come to see the modest home where President Coolidge was born, step inside the family homestead where Coolidge took the presidential oath of office, pause for reflection in the warm, wood-paneled church where the Coolidge family worshipped, and gain inspiration from the humble grave site where President Coolidge rests alongside his family.