Address of President Coolidge before the Daughters of the American Revolution

April 13, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge before the Daughters of the American Revolution Date: April 19, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coolidge addresses the DAR and praises the accomplishments of the group and the role women have in voting Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Coming to address the Thirty-fifth Continental Congress of the […]

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A Prize Essay

April 7, 2020

Title: A Prize Essay Date: c.1895 Location: Amherst, MA Context: A prize-winning essay Coolidge wrote while attending Amherst College at age 22 When history looks beyond the immediate cause of the American Revolution for the justifying principles, it is very soon brought back to the spirit of English liberty. It is the same genius for freedom that has led the […]

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Great Virginians

April 7, 2020

Title: Great Virginians Date: July 6, 1922 Location: Fredericksburg, VA Context: Coolidge praises the rich history, tradition, and principle practice of the state of Virginia We meet here out of reverence for the past. We come with that resolution, which has characterized Americans, to show by our actions our adherence to those seasoned and established principles which have made our country the greatest among the […]

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Massachusetts and the Nation

April 7, 2020

Title: Massachusetts and the Nation Date: February 2, 1923 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: A speech before the National Geographic Society on the history and good value of Massachusetts  The place of Massachusetts in the life of the nation has been made by continuing adherence to fundamental principles. This unchanging attitude raised her to primacy in the long struggle for individual liberty and local […]

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Dedication of Town-House

April 24, 2014

Title: Dedication of Town-House Date: November 27, 1917 Location: Weston, MA Context: Dedicating a townhall to the historic, valued town of Weston (Original document available here) I was interested to come out here and take part in the dedication of this beautiful building in part because my ancestors had lived in this locality in times gone past, but more […]

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