Calvin Coolidge Says, April 13, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: April 13, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The pleasure with which the people will welcome the brother of the Emperor of Japan, Prince Takamatsu, and his wife, Princess Kikuko, will be very deep and sincere. It will exist not only because of the royal rank of the visitors but because they represent […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 2, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 2, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge praises the friendly relationship between the U.S. and Canada. (Original document available here) The visit of Prime Minister Bennett of the Dominion of Canada to Washington emphasizes the friendly relations of two American nations. He reported to the press that he had no important business to transact […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 7, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 7, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge marvels at the complexity of the modern world. (Original document available here) Few of us realize how vast and intricate the organization of modern life becomes. Most of it is private and voluntary, authorized, supervised and taxed by the government, but without any official connection. The most complete […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 22, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA  Summary: Coolidge argues against excessive intervention in the economy by the federal government. (Original document available here) When trade declines and goods begin to accumulate, whether they are raw materials or farm or factory products, instead of letting the market take its own course there is always a […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 18, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 18, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge discusses the political unrest in India. While he is supportive of eventual Indian independence, his opinion is that India should only become independent once it is “unified, educated, and equipped for self-government.” He voices broad support for the British Empire in causing India to “progress along that […]

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