Calvin Coolidge Says, March 4, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The general reaction of the country at the final adjournment of the Congress will be one of relief. When the people are in distress legislation always reflects their condition. In the national government this inconsistently took the form of spending money. Temporary help for […]

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Address at the Fifteenth Regular Meeting of the Business Organization of the Government

October 29, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge at the Fifteenth Regular Meeting of the Business Organization of the Government Date: June 11, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coolidge’s twice-yearly address to government business leaders, giving an economic state-of-the-state with regards both to the Nation as a whole and to government expenditures Members of the Government’s Business Organization: […]

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Press Conference, August 2 1927

August 21, 2020

Date: August 2 1927 Location: Rapid City, SD There is no foundation for the reports that it is stated here have been published, if they have been published, so far as I know, that the Geneva Conference will suspend until Fall. My advices are that they will make every effort to reach some agreement and […]

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Press Conference, July 3, 1928

August 20, 2020

Date: July 3, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) The surplus for the fiscal year of $398,000,000 was just about what we had figured it would be. Sometimes some money comes in that hasn’t been expected and sometimes there is some that has been expected and it doesn’t come until after the 30th […]

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Constructive Economy

August 3, 2020

Title: Constructive Economy Date: January 30, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: In the speech, President Coolidge describes its context as “the executive heads of the various departments and bureaus of the United States Government meet[ing] twice a year for receiving a report of the results of their efforts to make the business of the Government […]

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