Polish Day Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Polish Day Proclamation Date: January 17, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Out of the strife of Europe is emerging the cherished hope of Poland. With those brave people, undaunted by generations of oppression, maintaining a national unity against the efforts of a triple despotism, the spirit of America has a peculiar sympathy. Theirs is […]

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Harvard Commencement Address

June 3, 2021

Title: Harvard Commencement Address Date: June 24, 1920 Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Mr. CHAIRMAN, Mr. PRESIDENT, GUESTS AND MEMBERS OF THE ALUMNI OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY:— Certainly every one everywhere rejoices at the prosperity which the past year has brought to this University, and it is preeminently fitting that all residents of the Commonwealth […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 10, 1930

January 21, 2021

Date: July 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Probably some people can conscientiously say that they never had a chance. But most people have failed because they did not really try. A recent report tells of a young man, with a wife and children, working eight hours each night to support them […]

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Speech at Mount Rushmore

April 24, 2014

Title: Speech at Mount Rushmore Date: August 10, 1927 Location: Keystone, South Dakota Summary: This speech took place at the opening of the work on Rushmore Mountain in the Black Hills.  (Original document available here) We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone that was laid by the hand of the Almighty. On this towering wall of Rushmore, in […]

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