Address on the Anniversary of the First Continental Congress

September 17, 2020

Title: Address on the Anniversary of the First Continental Congress Date: September 25, 1924 Location: Philadelphia, PA Context: Coolidge lauds history of Philadelphia and the virtues of private ownership No American coming to Philadelphia on this anniversary could escape being thrilled at the thought of what this commemoration means. It brings to mind events, which […]

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At the Home of Daniel Webster

August 4, 2020

Title: At the Home of Daniel Webster Date: July 4, 1916 Location: Marshfield, MA Context: Coolidge delivers a speech on the promise of 1776 and the legacy of the Declaration of Independence. Furthermore, he recounts the progress of the nation in living up to the Jeffersonian ideals of its inception History is revelation. It is […]

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Education: the Cornerstone of Self-Government

April 24, 2014

Title: Education: the Cornerstone of Self-Government Date: July 4, 1924 Location: Convention of the National Education Association, Washington, D.C (Original document available here) For almost a century and a half the Fourth of July has been marked as Independence Day. It has been given over to the contemplation of those principles and those institutions which America peculiarly […]

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The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence

April 23, 2014

Title: The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence Date: July 5, 1926 Location: Philadelphia, PA  Context: The speech was given at Philadelphia on July 5, 1926, celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our […]

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