Calvin Coolidge Says, August 19, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge compares the costs of natural disasters to the costs of crime, and argues that America should focus on the latter as a more easily preventable issue. He also says that the efficacy of law rests fundamentally on whether or not the people choose to follow it. (Original […]

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Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association

August 4, 2020

Title: Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association Date: February 22, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: President Coolidge addresses superintendents of the National Education Association Ladies and Gentlemen: It is doubtful if anyone outside of certain great religious teachers ever so thoroughly impressed himself on the heart of humanity as has George Washington. No […]

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Address of President Coolidge Before the Forty-Second International Convention of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States and Canada

August 3, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge Before the Forty-Second International Convention of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States and Canada Date: October 24, 1925 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: President Coolidge addresses the lay leaders of YMCA chapters from, quoting the speech, “nearly all the American States and Canadian Provinces,” as well as those […]

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Address at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy

April 10, 2020

Title: Address at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy Date: May 19, 1928 Location: Andover, MA Context: For the one-hundred-and-fifty year anniversary of Phillips Academy  My Fellow Citizens: It is more than the passage of time that brings us here to observe and celebrate this anniversary of Phillips Academy. One hundred and […]

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Bunker Hill Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Bunker Hill Day Date: June 17, 1918 Location: Roxbury Historical Society, Roxbury, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Reverence is the measure not of others but of ourselves. This assemblage on the one hundred and forty-third anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill tells not only of the spirit of that day but of the spirit of to-day. […]

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