Calvin Coolidge Says, March 13, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 13, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that progressives should learn how to cooperate with Congress and to put their ideas into specific policy proposals. (Original document available here) There is no need for hasty judgment on the progressive’s conference held in Washington. Many sincere people attended it. Their assumption that they […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 12, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 12, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The results of the recent European naval agreement were mostly political. In that field they are important. The great powers finally have reached a definite basis for all naval construction. That is the outstanding fact. After years of effort, competition has been limited and […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 6, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 6, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) With the close of the Congress many men in both parties retiring to private life will be missed because the knowledge and experience gained by long service made them extremely useful public servants. Few people seem to realize that politics is an art. While […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 5, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The Senate has resolved that the executive department of the government should take no action concerning making foreign loans by the people of this country. Early in the Harding administration when credit was scarce and interest high, foreigners were borrowing our capital. There was […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 4, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The general reaction of the country at the final adjournment of the Congress will be one of relief. When the people are in distress legislation always reflects their condition. In the national government this inconsistently took the form of spending money. Temporary help for […]

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