Calvin Coolidge Says, July 9, 1930

January 20, 2021

Date: July 9, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Following the abrupt decline at the end of the War of 1812 came a secondary decline of prices and wages that lasted until about 1834, It was complicated by a bad banking and currency system. A similar secondary reaction began in the early ‘70s […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 30, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: August 30, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: To mark Labor Day, Coolidge highlights the high living and working standards that American laborers enjoy, and argues that the uninterrupted high output of American labor is what has powered the country’s prosperity. (Original document available here) This has been designated by the state and national government […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 26, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 26, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge examines the economic situation, arguing that innovation is the best financial remedy. (Original document available here) A study of the economic development of this country, of its capacity to produce and consume, of its manufactures and its markets, reveals that general business never has found any […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 9, 1931

December 1, 2020

Date: April 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) We cannot make any proper estimate of the present or the future without taking into consideration the natural and unconquerable impulse of human nature to improve, produce, and progress. Left to itself it will find a way. A reliable publication recently stated that last year […]

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Address at Presentation of Medal to Thomas A. Edison

April 13, 2020

Title: Address at Presentation of Medal to Thomas A. Edison Date: October 20, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Speaking over the radio especially for an audience gathered at West Orange, NJ on the occasion of the presentation of a medal granted by the Congress of the United States to Thomas A. Edison Fellow Countrymen: A […]

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