Calvin Coolidge Says, August 1, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 1, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some people are much afraid of doing something for which they are not paid. That is the attitude of class and caste which leads to fossilization or decay. It represents the foreign system of servants, not the American system of partners in industry. The person […]

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Plymouth, Labor Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Plymouth, Labor Day Date: September 1, 1919 Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts Summary: As the Governor of Massachusetts, Coolidge delivers a Labor Day address that highlights the interdependence between “the property class and the employed class” noting that this relationship “makes their interest the same in the long run.”  Coolidge suggests that when business and industry prosper, the people prosper, […]

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