Calvin Coolidge Says, November 17, 1930

January 26, 2021

Date: November 17, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) At the recent British Imperial Conference the dominions tried to eat their cake and have it, too. They asked for equality with Britain and more local self government, which they got. They wanted preferential tariffs within the empire, which they did not get. They […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 28, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 28, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge defends agreements limiting the international naval arms race. (Original document available here) The allegations in the recent criticisms of one of the English naval reactionaries that the limitation treaty leaves their navy in distinctly second place, after being compared with the similar statements by some of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 18, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 18, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge discusses the political unrest in India. While he is supportive of eventual Indian independence, his opinion is that India should only become independent once it is “unified, educated, and equipped for self-government.” He voices broad support for the British Empire in causing India to “progress along that […]

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