Calvin Coolidge Says, June 5, 1931

April 8, 2021

Date: June 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, Massachusetts (Original document available here) The proposed visit of Secretary Stimson to several countries in Europe reminds us that governments do not depend so much as formerly on the reports of diplomats but are most disposed to take up important questions by direct personal contact between those in authority. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, September 11, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 11, 1930 Location: Saranac Inn, NY (Original document available here) From the time when President Washington negotiated the Jay treaty with England up to the present hour, almost every important agreement ratified with a foreign power has been accompanied in this country by bitter criticism of our own government and wholesale assaults upon […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 8, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 8, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Most of Europe is again laboring with difficult situations. Spain is passing through a revolution which has recently been accompanied by disorders directed against the property used for religious purposes. When it was hoped the ancient differences between the Church and State in Italy […]

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Press Conference, May 27, 1927

October 7, 2020

Date: May 27, 1927 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) No final decision has been made about the appointment of a United States District Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. I have conferred with the Secretary of War relative to what appropriate action might be taken by the War Department in recognition of […]

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At the Home of Daniel Webster

August 4, 2020

Title: At the Home of Daniel Webster Date: July 4, 1916 Location: Marshfield, MA Context: Coolidge delivers a speech on the promise of 1776 and the legacy of the Declaration of Independence. Furthermore, he recounts the progress of the nation in living up to the Jeffersonian ideals of its inception History is revelation. It is […]

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