Toleration and Liberalism

April 14, 2020

Title: Toleration and Liberalism Date: October 6, 1925 Location: Omaha, NE Context: President Coolidge is speaking to the American Legion about the ability of the American fighting forces to put aside racial, religious, or social stature during a time of crisis and unite as one Mr. Commander and Members of the American Legion: It is […]

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Ways to Peace

April 7, 2020

Title: Ways to Peace Date: May 31, 1926 Location: Arlington, VA Context: A Memorial Day address reminding the American people of `their heritage of peace and the responsibility of promoting peace, justice and equality in the world by maintaining a strong military and financial responsibility. Fellow Americans: This nation approaches no ceremony with such universal sanction as […]

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The Genius of America

April 24, 2014

Title: The Genius of America, delivered to a delegation of foreign-born citizens Date: October 16, 1924 Location: The White House, Washington, DC (Original document available here) The members of this delegation, whom I have much pleasure in receiving, are all American citizens who chance to have been born in other countries than our own. You have called upon […]

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A Free Republic

April 24, 2014

Title: A Free Republic Date: September 25, 1924 Location: Philadelphia, PA Context: Address on the 150th Anniversary of the First Continental Congress No American coming to Philadelphia on this anniversary could escape being thrilled at the thought of what this commemoration means. It brings to mind events which in the course of the century and a half that has […]

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