Coolidge Cup Past Results & Photos

The Coolidge Cup is an annual national debate tournament sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and held in Plymouth, Vermont. Below are resolutions, results, and photos from past tournaments.

2020 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The benefits of the shutdown of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus are worth the costs.”

2019 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a policy of unilateral free trade.”

2018 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: For the United States, socialism would be a better economic system than capitalism for promoting the well-being of the average person.”

2017 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The United States federal and state governments should shift the weight of their K-12 education funding in favor of vouchers.”

2016 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: Immigrants contribute to the industry, wealth, and civic culture of the United States.”

  • Winner: Zoe Lovelace (Houston, TX)
  • Runner-Up: Aram Moghaddassi (Woodbury, NY)
  • Full results not available
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Debaters compete in a quarterfinal round inside the Wilder Barn at the 2018 Coolidge Cup