A Prize Essay

April 7, 2020

Title: A Prize Essay Date: c.1895 Location: Amherst, MA Context: A prize-winning essay Coolidge wrote while attending Amherst College at age 22 When history looks beyond the immediate cause of the American Revolution for the justifying principles, it is very soon brought back to the spirit of English liberty. It is the same genius for freedom that has led the […]

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Massachusetts and the Nation

April 7, 2020

Title: Massachusetts and the Nation Date: February 2, 1923 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: A speech before the National Geographic Society The place of Massachusetts in the life of the nation has been made by continuing adherence to fundamental principles. This unchanging attitude raised her to primacy in the long struggle for individual liberty and local self-government. The background of her early people peculiarly fitted them […]

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