Calvin Coolidge Says, May 6, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: May 6, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge refutes the argument that the United States government should cancel the debts of foreign nations to increase trade. (Original document available here) Without considering at all the financial or moral obligation of foreign governments to pay their debts to our government or the obligation of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 24, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge discusses foreign relations with Austria and Germany. (Original document available here) The direct practical interest of the United States in the customs union of Austria and Germany cannot be large. Our exports to Austria are small and her products cannot interfere in an important way […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 3, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 3, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Among the other deflations that have taken place in the past months there appears to have been a very wholesome deflation of a spirit of too much arrogance. Individuals and nations are not so self-satisfied as they were. They are more tolerant, more humane […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 2, 1931

January 13, 2021

Date: March 2, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In that symstematic and organized way which is their national characteristic a considerable body of German writers have made a sympathetic response to the men of letters in France who had appealed to them to promote a better understanding between the two countries. This […]

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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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