Calvin Coolidge Says, January 24, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: January 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge argues that instead of promoting pensions for elderly people, the country first needs a citizenry that is educated and self-controlled. (Original document available here) Considerable investigation is being made of the problem of old-age pensions. Some governments and some industries have adopted such a system, and it appeals […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 24, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 24, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: In this Christmas greeting, Coolidge spells out the reason for the season. He recounts the virtues, sacrifice, and saving grace of Jesus Christ, and discusses how Christ influences mankind to be more loving and merciful. This, for Coolidge, is the true meaning of Christmas. (Original document available […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 22, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Few people not intimately connected with the clergy realize the additional burdens which are imposed upon that devoted profession by business depression. Being the natural repository for the troubles of the unfortunate, which strain their strength and resources for relief in ordinary times, any […]

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The Foundation of Our Institutions

August 4, 2020

Title: The Foundation of Our Institutions Date: April 13, 1923 Location: Albany, NY Context: The speech was given before a state convention of the Young Mens Christian Association. It speaks to the idea of our institutions i.e. government, education, and prosperity are all founded on the principle of religious beliefs These ought to be days […]

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