Hunting Suspension Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Hunting Suspension Proclamation Date: October 23, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: With Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge out of state at a speaking engagement in Frederick, Maryland, Lieutenant Governor Channing H. Cox, in his role as Acting Governor, suspended hunting in Massachusetts in response to drought conditions and forest fires. (Original document available here) For the purpose of protecting […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 19, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: January 19, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It would be difficult to recall when the American Red Cross has appealed to the people in vain for money. The request is now made for $10,000,000. While that is a large sum, it is less than the daily cost of the national government. No […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 19, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge compares the costs of natural disasters to the costs of crime, and argues that America should focus on the latter as a more easily preventable issue. He also says that the efficacy of law rests fundamentally on whether or not the people choose to follow it. (Original […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 11, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 11, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) All of the central part of the United States, and especially that region east of the Mississippi of which Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia are the backbone, is suffering from lack of rain. There has been nothing to compare with it since 1874. The damage […]

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