Proclamation, December 12, 1925

April 15, 2021

Purpose: Adjusted tariff duty imposed on taximeters, mechanical devices used to calculate passenger fare in taxicabs, produced in Germany. Date: (Original document available here) Whereas in and by section 315 (a) of Title III of the act of Congress approved September 21, 1922, entitled “An act to provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, September 10, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The report that the Tariff Commission is about to start investigations of a wide variety of commodities will not give much encouragement to business. The low tariff advocates first secured the flexible provisions of the law. When careful research under it showed rates were […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 21, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Now that the proposed European tariff truce has been voluntarily abandoned it is possible to discuss it with more freedom in the United States. Some claim was made that it was inspired by an intention to erect continental tariff barriers for the purpose of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 11, 1930

December 31, 2020

Date: July 11, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some foreign nations seem alarmed at our increases of duties on imports. Such alarm is not justified. On the whole, the increases are moderate and generally intended only to equalize the difference between foreign and domestic costs of production. It ought to be remembered that […]

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Press Conference, October 21, 1927

October 8, 2020

Date: October 21, 1927 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) I haven’t any information when the committee that I think is working under the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, headed by former Secretary Nagel, is going to make any report relative to agriculture. I understood from him when he came in to see me […]

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