Calvin Coolidge Says, June 9, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) An incomprehensible suggestion constantly appearing is that our taxpayers should pay the nations of Europe billions of dollars for disarming. This is presumably by a cancellation of their debts. It is difficult to connect cancellation and disarmament. In the first place, Europe agreed with […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 11, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: June 11, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that historians should make an attempt at learning more about American history by accessing archives in Europe through the use of new technology. (Original document available here) Practically everything in the way of original records of the discovery, exploration and settlement of our country is in […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 27, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 27, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In addition to the apparent escape of the Spanish people from the ravages of disorder and revolution, the encouraging news comes from Europe that there is a good prospect of a naval agreement between France and Italy. Nothing could be more reassuring to the real […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 24, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: The U.S. should not fear a European agriculture agreement as it is better for us if Europe is financially strong. (Original document available here) Some fear is being expressed that a European agreement relating to agricultural products, especially wheat, will be detrimental to the United States. A […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 3, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: January 3, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Thousands of our citizens and about one-twenty-fifth of our national wealth are in foreign countries. For many generations international law has recognized that a government has an interest in its citizens and their property and is under a moral duty to protect them wherever they […]

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