Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life

June 3, 2021

Title: Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life Date: June 13, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Owing to war conditions prices of the necessaries of life are very considerably increased. In some cases prices have receded since the signing of the armistice; in others they appear to have increased. The […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 9, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: January 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) State legislatures are now in session. Almost as much as the Congress, they will affect the public welfare. They should face all facts. That will be difficult. It is axiomatic that half the world does not know how the other half lives. But state […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 25, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 25, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The movement sponsored at Washington for enlarging public activity for child welfare holds a promise of much good. For many years some of the states have had charitable organizations for the prevention of cruelty to children which have maintained offices and agents that work in […]

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Norfolk Republican Club

April 24, 2014

Title: Norfolk Republican Club Date: October 9, 1916 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: Governor Coolidge outlines his philosophy for providing social insurance and recognizes the limits of what it can achieve. (Original document available here) Last night at Somerville I spoke on some of the fundamental differences between the Republican and Democratic policies, and showed how we were dependent on […]

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Andrew Carnegie: Organizer for Service

April 24, 2014

Title: Andrew Carnegie: Organizer for Service, Address at the Founders’ Day Celebration of Carnegie Institute Date: April 28, 1921 Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Original document available here) There is a greatness that is distinctly American, a true greatness which enlarges man’s dominion. It is an achievement which comes from obedience to that admonition given on creation morn to subdue […]

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