Press Conference, August 17, 1926

July 14, 2020

Date: August 17, 1926 Location: White Pine Camp – Paul Smiths, New York (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry relative to the status of the correspondence with Mexico […]

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Calvin Coolidge and the Spirit of the Constitution

May 13, 2014

Much like our present time, Coolidge’s era was one of great interest in and debate about the nature of the U.S. Constitution. Constitutional historian Melvin I. Urofsky described the 1920s “as a battleground between traditionalists fearful of the new ways and modernists eager to shed the shackles of older ideas and practices.”[i] At the center of this battle was the Constitution and whether the Constitution was a document that limited the role of government or evolved and changed to meet the challenges of the 20th century by giving the federal government more power.

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