Calvin Coolidge Says, August 23, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 23, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The economic strength of the world has been greatly increased in the last five years by the revival of the financial power of the French government. So late as 1925, while its people enjoyed considerable prosperity, the government finances were in an uncertain condition. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 27, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 27, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge expresses his opinion on profits and the cost of living. (Original document available here) Prosperity does not result from cheap goods but from fair profits. Reports of food distributors show a very considerable decrease in retail prices. In theory, that is an advantage to all of […]

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Address of President Coolidge before the National Grange Convention

April 14, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge before the National Grange Convention Date: November 16, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: To a convention in Washington D.C. for members of the National Grange, one of the largest private organizations representing the interests of American farmers Ladies and Gentlemen: The last half century has seen many organizations formed in […]

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Associated Industries Dinner

April 24, 2014

Title: Associated Industries Dinner Date: December 15, 1916 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: This speech was given at a dinner for Associated Industries of Massachusetts, an industrial trade group representing hundreds of small businesses that promotes economic opportunity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. (Original document available here) During the past few years we have questioned the soundness of many principles that […]

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Public Meeting on the High Cost of Living

April 24, 2014

Title: Public Meeting on the High Cost of Living Date: December 9, 1916 Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) The great aim of American institutions is the protection of the individual. That is the principle which lies at the foundation of Anglo-Saxon liberty. It matters not with what power the individual is assailed, nor whether […]

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