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 22, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Few people not intimately connected with the clergy realize the additional burdens which are imposed upon that devoted profession by business depression. Being the natural repository for the troubles of the unfortunate, which strain their strength and resources for relief in ordinary times, any […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 7, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 7, 1930 Location: Plymouth, VT (Original document available here) The successful flight of the R-100 again challenges our progress in aviation. Notwithstanding our original discoveries, our efforts to build military planes during the war were feverish but, owing perhaps to the limited time, were not highly successful. These experiments, however, did produce plant […]

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Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association

August 4, 2020

Title: Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association Date: February 22, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: President Coolidge addresses superintendents of the National Education Association Ladies and Gentlemen: It is doubtful if anyone outside of certain great religious teachers ever so thoroughly impressed himself on the heart of humanity as has George Washington. No […]

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The Limitations of the Law

April 7, 2020

Title: The Limitations of the Law Date: August 10, 1922 Location: San Francisco, CA Context: Address before the American Bar Association The growing multiplicity of laws has often been observed. The National and State Legislatures pass acts, and their courts deliver opinions, which each year run into scores of thousands. A part of this is […]

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