Calvin Coolidge Says, September 9, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 9, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A distinct cleavage exists between the United States and the League of Nations on national defense. Under the League plan each member has responsibilities for the defense of other members. By that arrangement it would seem that as each country is entitled to help […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, October 2, 1930

January 29, 2021

Date: October 2, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some time ago one of these dispatches referred to the difference in policy between the United States and the League of Nations concerning national defense. We have sought security through disarmament while the League members have emphasized the necessity of a large force to […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 11, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 11, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Efforts of more than usual intensity are being made in Washington to reduce the expenditures of different departments. Such reduction is absolutely necessary unless there is to be an increase in taxes or debts. The first study is being directed to our military establishment. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 22, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: July 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) On the whole we have done well to ratify the naval treaty. It is a most encouraging symptom of international sanity. No doubt our admirals can find some objections to it. But so do the admirals of Britain and Japan. It takes at least two […]

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