Calvin Coolidge Says, July 10, 1930

January 21, 2021

Date: July 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Probably some people can conscientiously say that they never had a chance. But most people have failed because they did not really try. A recent report tells of a young man, with a wife and children, working eight hours each night to support them […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 15, 1931

December 31, 2020

Date: April 15, 1931 Location: Boston, MA (Original document available here) The use of fact-finding commissions is again being criticized. About twenty-five years ago agitation caused the Congress to prohibit spending public money for such purpose. Recently the subject has returned. Some people are born with a complete set of ready-made opinions. Facts do not affect […]

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At the Home of Augustus P. Gardner

April 24, 2014

Title: At the Home of Augustus P. Gardner Date: September 1, 1916 Location: Hamilton, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Standing here in the presence of our host, our thoughts naturally turn to a discussion of “Preparedness.” I do not propose to overlook that issue; but I shall offer suggestions of another kind of “preparedness.” Not that I shrink […]

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Inaugural Address as Governor

April 24, 2014

Title: Inaugrual Address as Governor Date: January 2, 1919 Location: Boston, MA Context: Coolidge delivers his inaugural address as Governor of Massachusetts to the State Legislature. You are coming to a new legislative session under the inspiration of the greatest achievements in all history. You are beholding the fulfilment of the age-old promise, man coming into his own. You […]

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