National Thrift Week Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: National Thrift Week Proclamation Date: January 16, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Whereas, The seventeenth day of January marks the day that there was born in Boston, Mass., Benjamin Franklin, who by precept and example became a teacher of the virtue of thrift; and Whereas, In recognition of the principle that thrift and economy […]

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Women’s Vote Registration Proclamation

May 24, 2021

Title: Women’s Vote Registration Proclamation Date: September 2, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: Governor Coolidge notifies Massachusetts’ cities and towns of the need to make facilities available and to increase resources to facilitate the new registration of women voters following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Whereas, It has been reported that the Secretary of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, October 17, 1930

February 1, 2021

Date: October 17, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) If some current statements are to be taken seriously we are expecting too much from free government. Notwithstanding the excellent practice of voting our ideals, nevertheless we have a representative government that must necessarily be about what we ourselves are. We demand entire freedom […]

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Calvin Coolidge, May 26, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 26, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some of the younger generation the world over are complaining because they have to bear the obligations coming to them from the past. They assert that as they did not create such obligations they ought not to have to discharge them. They apply this […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, ???

January 18, 2021

Date: ???n Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) While education is almost entirely a local problem, the national government has long manifested a deep interest in it and encouraged it with official help and advice at some expense. The Department of the Interior, which has charge of it, is now headed by a university […]

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