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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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 9, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: January 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) State legislatures are now in session. Almost as much as the Congress, they will affect the public welfare. They should face all facts. That will be difficult. It is axiomatic that half the world does not know how the other half lives. But state […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 10, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: January 10, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The abolition of city slums through public and private effort would be social service of the first order. Public discussion concerning them seldom appears because building and tenement laws, with the high rates of wages, have greatly modified these sections. But they still exist. […]

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