Calvin Coolidge Says, June 5, 1931

April 8, 2021

Date: June 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, Massachusetts (Original document available here) The proposed visit of Secretary Stimson to several countries in Europe reminds us that governments do not depend so much as formerly on the reports of diplomats but are most disposed to take up important questions by direct personal contact between those in authority. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 16, 1931

February 4, 2021

Date: February 16, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) No one would be rash enough to try to estimate the probabilities of future world trade. But it is easy to see from past development that it has possibilities that are very great. Only about one-fourth of the 2,000,000,000 people of the world have […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 14, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 14, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that due to economic interests the United States should rejoice over the Canadian independence from the United Kingdom. (Original document available here) One development after another emphasizes the growing self-sufficiency of Canada. At the opening of Parliament, when the Acting Chief Justice, Lyman P. Duff, […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 30, 1930

January 7, 2021

Date: July 30, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In Canada the Liberal party has lost control of the government in the recent election, and the Conservative party will have a clear working majority in the incoming parliament. Two elements contributed to this result. The first was business depression, which usually works against the […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 2, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 2, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge praises the friendly relationship between the U.S. and Canada. (Original document available here) The visit of Prime Minister Bennett of the Dominion of Canada to Washington emphasizes the friendly relations of two American nations. He reported to the press that he had no important business to transact […]

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