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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Address on the Anniversary of the First Continental Congress

September 17, 2020

Title: Address on the Anniversary of the First Continental Congress Date: September 25, 1924 Location: Philadelphia, PA Context: Coolidge lauds history of Philadelphia and the virtues of private ownership No American coming to Philadelphia on this anniversary could escape being thrilled at the thought of what this commemoration means. It brings to mind events, which […]

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At the Home of Daniel Webster

August 4, 2020

Title: At the Home of Daniel Webster Date: July 4, 1916 Location: Marshfield, MA Context: Coolidge delivers a speech on the promise of 1776 and the legacy of the Declaration of Independence. Furthermore, he recounts the progress of the nation in living up to the Jeffersonian ideals of its inception History is revelation. It is […]

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The Meaning of Democracy

July 17, 2020

Title: The Meaning of Democracy Date: August 2, 1922 Location: Wellesley, MA Context: Coolidge ponders the meaning, impact and purpose of democracy It is the common experience of mankind, at first thought, to find their lot disappointing. America has just gone through such an experience in an exaggerated form. Almost in a day nearly the […]

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Dedicating the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battle Fields Memorial

April 27, 2020

Title: Dedicating the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battle Fields Memorial Date: October 19, 1928 Location: Fredericksburg, VA Context: Dedicating the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial My Fellow Americans: No one who loves our country and is sufficiently interested to make even a slight examination of our history could visit this locality without feeling that […]

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