The Power of the Moral Law

March 2, 2021

Title: The Power of the Moral Law Date: October 11, 1921 Location: Springfield, MA (Original document available here) Civilization is always on trial. Sometimes it seems to succeed. Sometimes it seems to fail. There are those who see in the unfolding of human history the carrying out of a divine plan–the march of an inspired progress. There are […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 29, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 29, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Decoration Day is our best solemn national holiday which ought to be observed with impressive ceremony. No lapse or diminution should be permitted in the yearly devotion which the people pay to the memory of those who have served in our armed forces. As […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 1, 1930

December 1, 2020

Date: July 1, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) This country was not made on the theory that we should “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” Its founders were more accustomed to prepare themselves with fasting and prayer that they might meet the serious obligation to live through the morrow. They […]

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Address of President Coolidge at the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton

April 17, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge at the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton Date: December 29th, 1926 Location: Trenton, NJ Context: Coolidge tells of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, and why they were of such importance to our nation Fellow Countrymen: The season is now well advanced in the celebrations of […]

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Bunker Hill Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Bunker Hill Day Date: June 17, 1918 Location: Roxbury Historical Society, Roxbury, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Reverence is the measure not of others but of ourselves. This assemblage on the one hundred and forty-third anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill tells not only of the spirit of that day but of the spirit of to-day. […]

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