Calvin Coolidge Says, May 21, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge ponders the effects of changing the railroad rates. (Original document available here) One of the most difficult questions pressing urgently for decision by government and business is railroad rates. Almost daily some one in Washington is urging the maintenance of the present wage scale. But […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 6, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: May 6, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge refutes the argument that the United States government should cancel the debts of foreign nations to increase trade. (Original document available here) Without considering at all the financial or moral obligation of foreign governments to pay their debts to our government or the obligation of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 19, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: July 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge reflects on the factors leading to progress in the South and the nation at large. (Original document available here) The rapidity with which the old South is emerging is not generally appreciated. It has attracted new blood and new capital. From a region of plantations it […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 14, 1930

December 30, 2020

Date: July 14, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge celebrates the anniversary of the granting of the first charter to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and reflects on its historical significance. (Original document available here) In Massachusetts we are celebrating the 300th anniversary of the granting of the first charter to the old Bay Colony. That event […]

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Press Conference, December 18, 1928

August 31, 2020

Date: December 18, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) From such conferences as I have had, which are not very extensive, I am of the opinion that the peace treaty has sufficient support to insure its ratification without any reservations or accompanying resolutions. The Boulder Dam will of course take the usual procedure. […]

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