Calvin Coolidge Says, February 28, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 28, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The power of the President to veto legislation is one of the most important checks of our constitutional system. It would be difficult to demonstrate that any refusal to approve an act of the Congress has caused great harm, while it is easy to discover […]

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Veto of S 2301, January 28, 1927

October 30, 2020

Date: January 28, 1927 Bill Vetoed: S. 2301. Authorizing the Shoshone Tribe of Indians of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming to submit claims to the Court of Claims. Fate of Veto: Unchallenged (Original document available here) To the Senate: I am returning herewith Senate bill 2301, “ An act authorizing the Shoshone Tribe of […]

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Press Conference, May 4, 1926

July 9, 2020

Date: May 4, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry about a Third Hague Conference. The value of a conference of that kind depends not merely on the attitude of our Government, but it depends on the attitude of the other governments that it is proposed to have attend the […]

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A Message to the Legislature of Massachusetts Accompanying the Governor’s Veto    

April 7, 2020

Title: A Message to the Legislature of Massachusetts Accompanying the Governor’s Veto         Date: May 6, 1920 Location: Boston, MA Context: A message to the legislature of Massachusetts accompanying Governor Coolidge’s veto of a bill entitled “An Act to Regulate the Manufacture and Sale of Beer, Cider and Light Wines” which sought to legalize the sale of low proof […]

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