Calvin Coolidge Says, July 4, 1930

January 4, 2021

Date: July 4, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) After a session of about fifteen months the Congress has finally adjourned. It will be subjected to considerable criticism which will be largely useless. With the direct primaries in most states and the popular election of Senators, the present perversion of legislation is unavoidable. […]

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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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Fifth Annual Message

October 29, 2020

Title: Fifth Annual Message Date: December 6, 1927 Location: Washington D.C. Members of the Congress: It is gratifying to report that for the fourth consecutive year the state of the Union in general is good. We are at peace. The country as a whole has had a prosperity never exceeded. Wages are at their highest […]

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Press Conference, May 29, 1928

August 21, 2020

Date: May 29, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) The Muscle Shoals bill has not come back to me yet from the Departments. It is an involved problem and we are studying it as fast as we can. Several members of the House and Senate have advocated its approval and disapproval, I am […]

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