Calvin Coolidge Says, June 22, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 22, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Agriculture is a Satisfactory Form of Existence (Original document available here) It is long since we have heard much agitation for a movement back to the land. But now when there is distress in industrial centers a home on a farm begins to look attractive. One reason […]

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Press Conference, August 5, 1927

August 21, 2020

Date: August 5, 1927 Location: Rapid City, SD It hadn’t occurred to me that I needed to think yet what I would be doing after I retired from the Presidency. My work has usually come fast enough so that I haven’t had to go out looking for it. I have no doubt that will be […]

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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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The Farmer and the Nation

April 7, 2020

Title: The Farmer and the Nation Date: December 7, 1925 Location: Chicago, IL Context: Address before the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation No one can travel across the vast area that lies between the Alleghenies and the Rockies without being thoroughly impressed with the enormous expansion of American agriculture. Other sections of our […]

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