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, January 5, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: January 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Another proposal to be made in the name of relieving unemployment will undoubtedly be an extension of government ownership. Healthy and normal employment consists of serving another for his personal satisfaction or profit. As the government is not personal, its proper business employment would […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 20, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: June 20, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge argues for less government intervention within the labor market. (Original document available here) The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily increases. The latest report is that the Federal Employment Service will […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 14, 1930

December 30, 2020

Date: July 14, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge celebrates the anniversary of the granting of the first charter to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and reflects on its historical significance. (Original document available here) In Massachusetts we are celebrating the 300th anniversary of the granting of the first charter to the old Bay Colony. That event […]

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