Annual Luncheon of Associated Press

February 22, 2021

Title: Annual Luncheon of Associated Press Date: April 22, 1924 Location: New York, NY (Original document available here) The gathering and publication of news has a deeper significance than is sometimes realized. No large enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or, […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 23, 1931

January 26, 2021

Date: May 23, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Something of a reversal of opinion is taking place concerning Philippine independence both in the islands and in this country. Due to the competition that is felt from sugar and other agricultural products, there is an increased amount of sentiment in our Southern and […]

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The Price of Freedom

April 7, 2020

Title: The Price of Freedom Date: January 21, 1923 Location: Evanston, IL Context: The Evanston Sunday Afternoon Club was started during World War I. Four churches in the town gathered on Sundays for a patriotic service and continued after the war It is altogether natural that those who are connected with religious institutions should be […]

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Speech at Mount Rushmore

April 24, 2014

Title: Speech at Mount Rushmore Date: August 10, 1927 Location: Keystone, South Dakota Summary: This speech took place at the opening of the work on Rushmore Mountain in the Black Hills.  (Original document available here) We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone that was laid by the hand of the Almighty. On this towering wall of Rushmore, in […]

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The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence

April 23, 2014

Title: The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence Date: July 5, 1926 Location: Philadelphia, PA  Context: The speech was given at Philadelphia on July 5, 1926, celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our […]

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