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, October 1, 1930

January 29, 2021

Date: October 1, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Every true friend of Germany and every supporter of sound human progress should hope for the success of President von Hindenburg and Chancellor Bruening in their efforts to balance the budget and put the government finances on a stable foundation. By a more rigid […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 19, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 19, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Apparently it will again be demonstrated that the worst things do not happen. Much anxiety has arisen over international differences concerning the proposed customs union between Germany and Austria. A serious impasse was feared when the question came up for discussion among the powers […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 23, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 23, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge’s proposal for the relief of Germany. (Original document available here) The immediate effect of the proposal of the President for the relief of Germany appears to be good. When analyzed the plan means that German creditors are to relieve her from paying about four hundred and twenty-five […]

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