Calvin Coolidge Says, September 24, 1930

April 20, 2021

Date: September 24, 1930 Location: Northampton, Massachusetts (Original document available here) This is the time of year when the agricultural fairs are flourishing. Some of the younger generation of the larger cities probably have never had the opportunity to visit one of these excellent places of entertainment and instruction. But they are familiar to all […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, October 29, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: October 29, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It is often said that the world belongs to youth. They may not hold lega1 title to it at the moment, but what the world will be in the future depends on what they do today. They are the heirs apparent with power. The […]

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Address of President Coolidge Before the Forty-Second International Convention of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States and Canada

August 3, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge Before the Forty-Second International Convention of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States and Canada Date: October 24, 1925 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: President Coolidge addresses the lay leaders of YMCA chapters from, quoting the speech, “nearly all the American States and Canadian Provinces,” as well as those […]

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Training Youth for Character

May 20, 2020

Title: Training Youth for Character Date: May 1, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Address before the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America The strength and hope of civilization lies in its power to adapt itself to changing circumstances. Development and character are not passive accomplishments. They can be secured only through action. The […]

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