Calvin Coolidge Says, September 19, 1930

February 8, 2021

Date: September 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In the conduct of popular government, in the maintenance of liberty, in releasing the human mind from artificial restraints so that the people may be free to pursue the truth and follow the rule of conscience, a broad spirit of toleration is necessary. This […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, November 7, 1930

January 22, 2021

Date: November 7, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A few judges in different localities have recently come under suspicion. The first requisite of every unit of government is to furnish order and security. That means, in time of peace, protection from crimes against the person and property. The next requirement is the […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 17, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: June 17, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It is a very sound business principle to let the other fellow make a profit. That was the essence of the slogan we heard a few years ago about passing prosperity around. The same thought is involved in paying good wages and fair prices. Cutting […]

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Equality of Rights

April 24, 2014

Title: Equality of Rights Date: August 9, 1924 Location: The White House, Washington, DC Context: President Coolidge responds to a man offended by the prospect of a non-white man being nominated to be a Republican nominee for Congress in the state of New York. (Original document available here) Letter to Mr. Charles F. Gardner My dear Sir: Your letter […]

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