Calvin Coolidge Says, November 7, 1930

January 22, 2021

Date: November 7, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A few judges in different localities have recently come under suspicion. The first requisite of every unit of government is to furnish order and security. That means, in time of peace, protection from crimes against the person and property. The next requirement is the […]

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Equality of Rights

April 24, 2014

Title: Equality of Rights Date: August 9, 1924 Location: The White House, Washington, DC Context: President Coolidge responds to a man offended by the prospect of a non-white man being nominated to be a Republican nominee for Congress in the state of New York. (Original document available here) Letter to Mr. Charles F. Gardner My dear Sir: Your letter […]

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First Annual Message to the Congress

April 21, 2014

Title: First Annual Message to the Congress Date: December 6, 1923 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coming four months after his succession to the U.S. presidency following President Warren Harding’s death in office, President Coolidge’s first address to the U.S. Congress demonstrates his ability to address a wide range of topics of national importance. Members of […]

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