Calvin Coolidge Says, February 16, 1931

February 4, 2021

Date: February 16, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) No one would be rash enough to try to estimate the probabilities of future world trade. But it is easy to see from past development that it has possibilities that are very great. Only about one-fourth of the 2,000,000,000 people of the world have […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 13, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: April 13, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The pleasure with which the people will welcome the brother of the Emperor of Japan, Prince Takamatsu, and his wife, Princess Kikuko, will be very deep and sincere. It will exist not only because of the royal rank of the visitors but because they represent […]

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Press Conference, February 21, 1928

September 22, 2020

Date: February 21, 1928 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) I am attempting to lend what assistance I can to the problem of flood control through the Engineering Department and through conference with various members of the House and Senate that are particularly interested in it. I am afraid the present bill that has […]

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President Coolidge’s Appeal to Americans to Relieve Distress in Japanese Earthquake

September 17, 2020

Title: President Coolidge’s Appeal to Americans to Relieve Distress in Japanese Earthquake Date: September 3, 1923 Location: Washington, DC Context: Coolidge appeals to the citizenry of the United States to support efforts to aid earthquake-stricken Japan To the People of the United States: An overwhelming disaster has overtaken the people of the friendly nation of […]

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Press Conference, September 27, 1927

August 21, 2020

Date: September 27, 1927 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) I haven’t made up my mind yet as to a successor to Governor-General Wood for the Governor-Generalship of the Philippines. The Philippine Commissioner, who is Resident here in the city, came to me the other day and said that Senator Quezon and some others […]

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