Calvin Coolidge Says, October 17, 1930

February 1, 2021

Date: October 17, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) If some current statements are to be taken seriously we are expecting too much from free government. Notwithstanding the excellent practice of voting our ideals, nevertheless we have a representative government that must necessarily be about what we ourselves are. We demand entire freedom […]

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Calvin Coolidge, May 26, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 26, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some of the younger generation the world over are complaining because they have to bear the obligations coming to them from the past. They assert that as they did not create such obligations they ought not to have to discharge them. They apply this […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, ???

January 18, 2021

Date: ???n Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) While education is almost entirely a local problem, the national government has long manifested a deep interest in it and encouraged it with official help and advice at some expense. The Department of the Interior, which has charge of it, is now headed by a university […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 14, 1931

December 31, 2020

Date: April 14, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) While education is almost entirely a local problem, the national government has long manifested a deep interest in it and encouraged it with official help and advice at some expense. The Department of the Interior, which has charge of it, is now headed by a […]

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Vice Presidential Inaugural Address

April 24, 2014

Title: Vice Presidential Inaugural Address Date: March 4, 1921 Location: Washington, DC Context: This speech takes place at the swearing-in of Calvin Coolidge as Vice President at U.S. Senate Chamber.  Five generations ago there was revealed to the people of this nation a new relationship between man and man, which they declared and proclaimed in the American Constitution. Therein […]

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