Calvin Coolidge Says, February 19, 1931

December 17, 2020

Date: February 19, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Town meetings started from the beginning of our colony and still are the most effective means of demonstrating self-government. (Original document available here) One of our most beneficial institutions is the town meeting. Each springtime sees it flourish all over rural New England, whence it spread to other parts […]

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John Ericsson

April 13, 2020

Title: John Ericsson Date: May 29, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: The dedication of the statue of John Ericsson It is one of the glories of our country that we all have the privilege of being Americans. Some of us were born here of an ancestry that has lived here for generations. Others of us […]

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Address at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy

April 10, 2020

Title: Address at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy Date: May 19, 1928 Location: Andover, MA Context: For the one-hundred-and-fifty year anniversary of Phillips Academy  My Fellow Citizens: It is more than the passage of time that brings us here to observe and celebrate this anniversary of Phillips Academy. One hundred and […]

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