A Proclamation – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts by His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor

April 24, 2014

Title: A Proclamation – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts by His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor Date: September 24, 1919 Location: Boston, MA Context: Coolidge issues a proclamation that the Boston police strike will not be tolerated and that he intends to hold those who participated accountable for the anarchy that ensued.  He praises the police that chose to […]

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Plymouth, Labor Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Plymouth, Labor Day Date: September 1, 1919 Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts Summary: As the Governor of Massachusetts, Coolidge delivers a Labor Day address that highlights the interdependence between “the property class and the employed class” noting that this relationship “makes their interest the same in the long run.”  Coolidge suggests that when business and industry prosper, the people prosper, […]

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Amherst College Commencement

April 24, 2014

Title: Amherst College Commencement Address Date: June 18, 1919 Location: Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the son of any college, although he does not make his connection with his college a profession, a return of Commencement Day recalls many memories. It is likely also, after nearly a quarter of a century, to cause some […]

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Our Heritage from Hamilton

April 24, 2014

Title: Our Heritage from Hamilton Date: January 11, 1922 Location: Chicago, IL Context: Address on the anniversary of the birthday of Alexander Hamilton, before the Hamilton Club We may not know the source of greatness. We do not need to know. But when once it is revealed, we disregard it at our peril. To the uncivilized all things are […]

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