Calvin Coolidge Says, January 21, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: January 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The situation between France and Italy again illustrates how extremely difficult it is for nations to get away from the age-old policy of trying to rely mostly on force for Security. Those nations were unable to agree on naval armaments at the London conference. They […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 22, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: July 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) On the whole we have done well to ratify the naval treaty. It is a most encouraging symptom of international sanity. No doubt our admirals can find some objections to it. But so do the admirals of Britain and Japan. It takes at least two […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 28, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 28, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge defends agreements limiting the international naval arms race. (Original document available here) The allegations in the recent criticisms of one of the English naval reactionaries that the limitation treaty leaves their navy in distinctly second place, after being compared with the similar statements by some of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 13, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 13, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The peace-time services of the Navy are very important. In exploration Admiral Peary was the first to reach the North Pole, while Admiral Byrd was the first to fly over both the North and South Poles. They increased the sum of human knowledge. In […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 7, 1930

December 1, 2020

Date: July 7, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some of our people are expressing regret because we did not appear at the London conference with the largest navy in the world. If we had done so they assume we would have been able at once to dictate to the other nations a treaty […]

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