Calvin Coolidge Says, June 8, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 8, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Most of Europe is again laboring with difficult situations. Spain is passing through a revolution which has recently been accompanied by disorders directed against the property used for religious purposes. When it was hoped the ancient differences between the Church and State in Italy […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 17, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: December 17, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The world will be relieved at the reports indicating Spain is not to be involved in the catastrophe of a revolution and civil war. Although her jurisdiction over them has long since been lost, there are still many lands with many people who speak her […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 29, 1930

December 16, 2020

Date: December 29, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Weakening or destroying political parties would cause people to have almost no voice in the government. (Original document available here) We cannot weaken or destroy political parties in the United States without weakening or destroying the rule of the people. The party system has been adopted because of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 25, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 25, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge lays out his thinking as to when a revolution is acceptable and when it is not. (Original document available here) The reports of a revolution making headway in Peru are disquieting and discouraging. Revolutions have long been the curse of some sections south of the Rio Grande. […]

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At the Home of Daniel Webster

August 4, 2020

Title: At the Home of Daniel Webster Date: July 4, 1916 Location: Marshfield, MA Context: Coolidge delivers a speech on the promise of 1776 and the legacy of the Declaration of Independence. Furthermore, he recounts the progress of the nation in living up to the Jeffersonian ideals of its inception History is revelation. It is […]

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