Westfield

April 24, 2014

Title: Westfield Date: September 3, 1919 Location: Westfield, MA Context: on the founding and prosperity of Westfield, Massachusetts as being run by a “government of the people” and therefore finding success We come here on this occasion to honor the past, and in that honor render more secure the present. It was by such men […]

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Harvard University Commencement

April 24, 2014

Title: Harvard University Commencement Date: June 19, 1919 Location: Cambridge, MA Context: Coolidge gives a commencement address at Harvard University reminding them of the purpose of their establishment “to be a defender of righteous convictions, of reverence for truth and for the heralds of truth” (Original document available here) No college man who has ever glanced […]

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Vice Presidential Inaugural Address

April 24, 2014

Title: Vice Presidential Inaugural Address Date: March 4, 1921 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: This speech takes place at the swearing-in of Calvin Coolidge as Vice President at U.S. Senate Chamber Five generations ago there was revealed to the people of this nation a new relationship between man and man, which they declared and proclaimed in the American Constitution. Therein […]

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Speech at Mount Rushmore

April 24, 2014

Title: Speech at Mount Rushmore Date: August 10, 1927 Location: Keystone, South Dakota Summary: This speech took place at the opening of the work on Rushmore Mountain in the Black Hills (Original document available here) We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone that was laid by the hand of the Almighty. On this towering wall of Rushmore, in […]

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Patriotism in Time of Peace

April 24, 2014

Title: Patriotism in Time of Peace Date: October 4, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: the dedication of the monument to the First Division A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Forces) We meet to dedicate a monument to the memory of the men of the First Division of the American Expeditionary Forces, who gave their lives in battle for their country. Their […]

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