Proclamation, December 12, 1925

April 15, 2021

Purpose: Adjusted tariff duty imposed on taximeters, mechanical devices used to calculate passenger fare in taxicabs, produced in Germany. Date: (Original document available here) Whereas in and by section 315 (a) of Title III of the act of Congress approved September 21, 1922, entitled “An act to provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, September 10, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The report that the Tariff Commission is about to start investigations of a wide variety of commodities will not give much encouragement to business. The low tariff advocates first secured the flexible provisions of the law. When careful research under it showed rates were […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 22, 1931

January 26, 2021

Date: May 22, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) One of the wise men of our country told us that experience is a hard school, but some can learn from no other. In 1914 some of the nations concluded they would no longer bear what they thought were the threats and arrogance of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 18, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 18, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) If Continental Europe can work out some plan for economic unity it will be of much profit to the world. The difficulties are great. The main approach to economic unity has been through political unity. That was what made the United States. The political […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 16, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 16, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A world conference on silver would do no harm and might do some good. Like so many other commodities, silver has been cheapened by the increased use of machinery and invention in its production. This process has been going on for centuries. Obviously a […]

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