Press Conference, January 18, 1927

February 10, 2021

Date: January 18, 1927 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) The only information I have about the rejection by Peru of the proposal that was made for the settlement of the Tacna-Arica difficulty is that which I saw in the morning press. Before deciding what action we could take, it would be necessary to get the […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 21, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: January 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The situation between France and Italy again illustrates how extremely difficult it is for nations to get away from the age-old policy of trying to rely mostly on force for Security. Those nations were unable to agree on naval armaments at the London conference. They […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 22, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: July 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) On the whole we have done well to ratify the naval treaty. It is a most encouraging symptom of international sanity. No doubt our admirals can find some objections to it. But so do the admirals of Britain and Japan. It takes at least two […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 28, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 28, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge defends agreements limiting the international naval arms race. (Original document available here) The allegations in the recent criticisms of one of the English naval reactionaries that the limitation treaty leaves their navy in distinctly second place, after being compared with the similar statements by some of […]

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