Calvin Coolidge Says, February 5, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes on agriculture, and praises the recent efforts of the Farm Board concerning the agricultural sector. (Original document available here) The problem of agriculture in recent years has seemed so much the disposition of surplus production that very little public thought has been given to soil exhaustion. Yet […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 6, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 6, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge defends banking, highlighting the necessity of the financial sector to the life of the nation. (Original document available here) We do not often think what an important service for all the people is performed by the banks. When matters are going smoothly we naturally take results for […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 7, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 7, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge marvels at the complexity of the modern world. (Original document available here) Few of us realize how vast and intricate the organization of modern life becomes. Most of it is private and voluntary, authorized, supervised and taxed by the government, but without any official connection. The most complete […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 19, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge discusses the role of the government in ensuring the benefit of the people. He concludes that empowering business and industry is the best way to do this. (Original document available here) It is an axiomatic policy of our government that it be conducted for the general […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 30, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: August 30, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: To mark Labor Day, Coolidge highlights the high living and working standards that American laborers enjoy, and argues that the uninterrupted high output of American labor is what has powered the country’s prosperity. (Original document available here) This has been designated by the state and national government […]

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