January 15, 2016

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Inc.  Privacy Statement Welcome! The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is the official foundation dedicated to preserving and promoting the […]

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November 20, 2015

“Without a doubt the Coolidge Foundation’s program is the best debate institute I’ve been associated with.” – Dr. Ben Voth, Professor of Communications and Director of Debate at Southern Methodist […]

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Coolidge Presidential Debate Judge Instructions

July 20, 2015

A debate will begin with a general statement (i.e. “Resolved…”), with each team then debating that resolution. Each judge must render a decision in the debate by voting for the affirmative position or the negative position. That judgment rests primarily upon a consideration of which team has done a more effective job of persuading you for (affirmative speaker) or against (negative speaker) the resolution in question. Please consider the following factors when making a decision:

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