The Destiny of America

April 24, 2014

Title: The Destiny of America Date: Memorial Day, 1923 Location: Northampton, MA Context:  Speech recapping our core American values and celebrating the peace the U.S. was enjoying in 1923. Coolidge reminds his audience that the country’s decisions, harmony, and spirit alike come from the people Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by […]

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A Free Republic

April 24, 2014

Title: A Free Republic Date: September 25, 1924 Location: Philadelphia, PA Context: Address on the 150th Anniversary of the First Continental Congress No American coming to Philadelphia on this anniversary could escape being thrilled at the thought of what this commemoration means. It brings to mind events which in the course of the century and a half that has […]

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The Progress of a People

April 24, 2014

Title: The Progress of a People Date: June 6, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: A speech given at Howard University commending African-Americans on their progress and emphasizing the importance of every citizen in the United States It has come to be a legend, and I believe with more foundation of fact than most legends, that Howard University […]

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Dedication of the Arizona State Stone in the Washington Monument

April 23, 2014

Title: Dedication of Arizona Stone of Washington Monument Date: April 15, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Speech on the beauty of union and mutual statehood, but also the individuality of each state and its history while dedicating the Arizona Stone in Washington D.C. We have come here this afternoon to dedicate, as part of the noble shaft which […]

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