Calvin Coolidge Says, July 19, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: July 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge reflects on the factors leading to progress in the South and the nation at large. (Original document available here) The rapidity with which the old South is emerging is not generally appreciated. It has attracted new blood and new capital. From a region of plantations it […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 14, 1931

December 31, 2020

Date: April 14, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) While education is almost entirely a local problem, the national government has long manifested a deep interest in it and encouraged it with official help and advice at some expense. The Department of the Interior, which has charge of it, is now headed by a […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 26, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: January 26, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge urges people to travel within the United States to learn more about the country and help the economy. (Original document available here) Winter travel is an important factor in our economic structure. We have great stretches of country, including the South Atlantic states, Florida, the Gulf region and […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 24, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: January 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge argues that instead of promoting pensions for elderly people, the country first needs a citizenry that is educated and self-controlled. (Original document available here) Considerable investigation is being made of the problem of old-age pensions. Some governments and some industries have adopted such a system, and it appeals […]

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