Calvin Coolidge: Our First Radio President

January 16, 2015

Please download our good friend Jerry Wallace’s book Calvin Coolidge: Our First Radio President which explores the many ways in which President Coolidge pioneered in the new medium of radio!

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Dr. George Nash

January 12, 2015

George H. Nash was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on April 1, 1945. After graduating from South Hadley High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1963, he entered Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1967. He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1973.

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Christmas is a State of Mind

December 22, 2014

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” President Calvin Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge and Cuba

December 19, 2014

Earlier this week President Obama announced a shift in America’s policy toward our neighbor Cuba. This decision is the first major change in our relationship with Cuba in more than fifty years. America’s association with the island is long and fraught with controversy. In the late 1890s American foreign policy was mobilized to pressure Spain into relinquishing its control of Cuba, which eventually led to the Spanish-American War. That conflict ended with America directly influencing much of the former Spanish Empire, which included nations such as the Philippines. The Platt Amendment, which governed our policy toward Cuba for much of the first half of the 20th century, gave the United States the authority to unilaterally intervene in Cuban domestic affairs (incidentally, the Platt Amendment also forms the basis for our continued lease of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base).

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Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth

December 11, 2014

Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont and attended Black River Academy in Ludlow. Though Coolidge left Vermont for college and pursued his career as an attorney in Massachusetts, […]

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