Andrew Carnegie: Organizer for Service

April 24, 2014

Title: Andrew Carnegie: Organizer for Service Date: April 28, 1921 Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Context: Address at the Founders’ Day Celebration of Carnegie Institute, Coolidge praises the accomplishments and morality of Carnegie  (Original document available here) There is a greatness that is distinctly American, a true greatness which enlarges man’s dominion. It is an achievement which comes from obedience […]

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The Supports of Civilization

April 24, 2014

Title: The Supports of Civilization Date: November 27, 1920 Location: New York City, NY Context: Delivered as Vice President-elect at Amherst College Alumni Dinner, on the benefits and contributions of a university education (Original document available here) The process of civilization consists of the discovery by men of the laws of the universe, and of living in harmony […]

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Commencement Address at George Washington University

April 24, 2014

Title: Commencement Address at George Washington University Date: February 22, 1929 Location: Washington, DC Context: In this speech, Calvin Coolidge delivers his last formal address as President and embarks his wisdom to the graduates of George Washington University. My Fellow Countrymen: Compared with some of the older nations, our holidays are few in number. Being less frequent, they […]

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Discriminating Benevolence

April 24, 2014

Title: Discriminating Benevolence Date: October 26, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: A speech delivered by phone to the Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York assembled at the Hotel Pennsylvania When the Committee representing your Federation brought me the invitation to address you this evening, I did not receive them with any very profound enthusiasm. To be confidential […]

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Education: the Cornerstone of Self-Government

April 24, 2014

Title: Education: the Cornerstone of Self-Government Date: July 4, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Speech delivered to the Convention of the National Education Association on the importance of education to a nation’s youth (Original document available here) For almost a century and a half the Fourth of July has been marked as Independence Day. It has been […]

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