Constitution Day Idaho Debate Invitational

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is proud to announce a new debate tournament specifically for Idaho high school students. Mark your calendars for the Calvin Coolidge Constitution Day Idaho Invitational, a one-day tournament to be held on Saturday, September 17 at the Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho. The topic is free speech and the specific resolution is “Resolved: Congress […]

Coolidge 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk

Will you choose to run? Join us on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, for the 4th Annual Coolidge 5K race and the “I Do Not Choose to Run” 1-Mile Walk.

Coolidge and the Founders

Union League Club of New York 38 East 37th Street, New York

Coolidge Gala — December 13th, 2022 — New York City   "About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful... If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final."   Next year, 2023, marks the centennial of the Coolidge presidency. One area of […]

Coolidge Debate Tournament at St. Thomas More Academy

  Join us on February 11 for the next debate tournament in the Coolidge Debate League at the Luddy Schools. St. Thomas More Academy will host this upcoming tournament on the topic of student debt relief.   Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 Time: Check-in starts at 8:30am Tournament day goes until about 5:15pm Location: St. […]

Coolidge and the American Project

  The year 2023 marks the centennial of Coolidge’s homestead inauguration. President Coolidge exemplified civic virtues we admire today: thrift, bipartisanship, civility, and an abiding commitment to the Constitution and the Framers. To honor the centennial, the Coolidge Foundation will cohost a national conference with the Library of Congress to celebrate and reflect upon the […]

Coolidge Scholarship Deadline

  The February 23 deadline for the Coolidge Scholarship is fast approaching, so remember to request letters of recommendation as soon as possible. The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any […]

Declamation Qualifier Submission Deadline

The deadline for the competition is Saturday, April 15th, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. To enter, select one (1) speech excerpt from the official packet of three speeches by President Coolidge that we have provided below, record a video of yourself declaiming it, and then fill out the submission form at the bottom of this page. Winners will be notified of the results in May.

Coolidge Cup Online Qualifier for Debate

There are several ways to earn an invitation to compete in debate at the Coolidge Cup. One way to try to earn an invitation is to compete in the Coolidge Cup Online Qualifier for Debate, which is an online tournament run by the Coolidge Foundation. The top 20 finishers at this tournament will earn an invitation to the 2023 Coolidge Cup.

The Coolidge Cup Speech and Debate Tournament

The Coolidge Cup is a national invitational speech and debate tournament sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. It is held in President Coolidge’s historic hometown of Plymouth, Vermont, and takes place each year during the week of the Fourth of July. More than $15,000 in scholarship prize money is awarded to the top finishers. […]

Fourth of July – Plymouth Notch

  You are invited to Plymouth Notch to take part in this year's Fourth of July celebration. This year’s event, part of our summer of Coolidge Centennial celebrations, features a number of special activities including a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, the annual procession and wreath-laying ceremony at the Coolidge graveside led by the Vermont […]