Coolidge Chronology

June 2, 2014

Relationship with the Press He continues Harding’s policy of twice weekly press conferences. “I want you to know that the executive offices will be open as far as possible, so that you may get any information your readers will be interested to have. This is your government. You can be very helpful in the administration […]

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Quotations – X

May 6, 2014

Xenophobia “Human nature provides sufficient distrust of all that is alien, so that there is no need of any artificial supply.” Source: “Address Of President Coolidge At The Dinner Of The United Press,” on April 25, 1927. As found in Messages and Papers of the Presidents. Click the links below to go to various sections […]

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Quotations – W

May 6, 2014

Wages “The greater the profit, the greater the wages.” Source: “Plymouth, Labor Day,” on September 1, 1919. As found in Have Faith in Massachusetts. “Those who do only what they are paid for will never be paid very much.” Source: Calvin Coolidge Says, August 1, 1930. War “The only hope of a short war is to […]

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Quotations – V

May 6, 2014

Vermont Vermont is a state I love. I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Killington, Mansfield and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the light of day; here I received my bride; here my dead lie pillowed on […]

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Quotations – T

May 6, 2014

Taxes “As I went about with my father when he collected taxes, I knew that when taxes were laid some one had to work to earn the money to pay them.” Source: Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, p. 26. “The property of the people belongs to the people. To take it from them by taxation cannot be […]

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