The Navy as an Instrument of Peace

June 17, 2020

Title: The Navy as an Instrument of Peace Date: June 3, 1925 Location: Annapolis, MD Context: The commencement address to the United States Naval Academy The poet reminds us that “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short […]

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Address of President Coolidge before the Daughters of the American Revolution

April 13, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge before the Daughters of the American Revolution Date: April 19, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coolidge addresses the DAR and praises the accomplishments of the group and the role women have in voting Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Coming to address the Thirty-fifth Continental Congress of the […]

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Ways to Peace

April 7, 2020

Title: Ways to Peace Date: May 31, 1926 Location: Arlington, VA Context: A Memorial Day address reminding the American people of `their heritage of peace and the responsibility of promoting peace, justice and equality in the world by maintaining a strong military and financial responsibility. Fellow Americans: This nation approaches no ceremony with such universal sanction as […]

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Fairhaven

April 24, 2014

Title: Fairhaven Address Date: July 4, 1918 Location: Fairhaven, Massachusetts (Original document available here) We have met on this anniversary of American independence to assess the dimensions of a kind deed. Nearly four score years ago the master of a whaling vessel sailing from this port rescued from a barren rock in the China Sea some Japanese fishermen. […]

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A Proclimation

April 24, 2014

Title: A Proclamation – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts by His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor Date: September 24, 1919 Location: State Executive Chamber, Boston, Massachusetts Context: As the Governor of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coolidge issues a proclamation that the Boston police strike will not be tolerated and that he intends to hold those who participated accountable for the anarchy […]

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