Calvin Coolidge Says, January 5, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: January 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Another proposal to be made in the name of relieving unemployment will undoubtedly be an extension of government ownership. Healthy and normal employment consists of serving another for his personal satisfaction or profit. As the government is not personal, its proper business employment would […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 24, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge discusses foreign relations with Austria and Germany. (Original document available here) The direct practical interest of the United States in the customs union of Austria and Germany cannot be large. Our exports to Austria are small and her products cannot interfere in an important way […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 20, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 20, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The voyage of President Hoover will direct public attention to the importance of our insular possessions. For the most part they came to us as the result of the Spanish War. In population they are about fourteen and one-half million people. The annual trade with […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, ???

January 18, 2021

Date: ???n Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) While education is almost entirely a local problem, the national government has long manifested a deep interest in it and encouraged it with official help and advice at some expense. The Department of the Interior, which has charge of it, is now headed by a university […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 14, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 14, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that due to economic interests the United States should rejoice over the Canadian independence from the United Kingdom. (Original document available here) One development after another emphasizes the growing self-sufficiency of Canada. At the opening of Parliament, when the Acting Chief Justice, Lyman P. Duff, […]

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