Calvin Coolidge Says, March 9, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge praises the contributions government officials make to our country. (Original document available here) The retirement of Chairman Legge of the Farm Board brings to mind the enormous amount of service, often accompanied with large personal expense, which the Federal government receives without giving full compensation. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 10, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 10, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It is always easy to become impatient with the prolonged debates of the Senate. The people tolerate talk but they admire action. Nevertheless it would be dangerous for the Senate further to impair its character as a deliberative body. A good measure can stand […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 11, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 11, 1931 Location: New York, NY (Original document available here) We are besought by Europeans to define our attitude toward any blockade by the League of Nations against one of its recalcitrant members. As our rights of trade are already substantially defined by the usages of international law, the request is virtually that […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 3, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 3, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Among the other deflations that have taken place in the past months there appears to have been a very wholesome deflation of a spirit of too much arrogance. Individuals and nations are not so self-satisfied as they were. They are more tolerant, more humane […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 2, 1931

January 13, 2021

Date: March 2, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In that symstematic and organized way which is their national characteristic a considerable body of German writers have made a sympathetic response to the men of letters in France who had appealed to them to promote a better understanding between the two countries. This […]

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