Calvin Coolidge Says, February 16, 1931

February 4, 2021

Date: February 16, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) No one would be rash enough to try to estimate the probabilities of future world trade. But it is easy to see from past development that it has possibilities that are very great. Only about one-fourth of the 2,000,000,000 people of the world have […]

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Address of President Coolidge Before the Third Pan American Commercial Conference

September 17, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge Before the Third Pan American Commercial Conference Date: May 3, 1927 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coolidge delivers a welcoming address to the Third Pan American Commercial Conference, emphasizing cooperation and the importance of commerce on the global stage Ladies and Gentlemen: The Pan American movement rests on the principle of […]

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Republican State Convention

April 24, 2014

Title: Republican State Convention Date: October 4, 1919 Location: Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Ancient custom crystallized to law has drawn us here. We come to renew our pledge publicly at the altar of our country. We come in the light of history and of reason. We come to take counsel both from experience and […]

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Address before the International Aeronautics Conference

April 24, 2014

Title: Address before the International Aeronautics Conference Date: December 12, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here)  Members of the Conference: This year will mark the first quarter-century of the history of human flight. It has been a period of such great importance in scientific development that it seems fitting to celebrate it with appropriate form and […]

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Vermont is a State I Love

April 24, 2014

Title: Vermont is a State I Love Date: September 21, 1928 Location: Bennington, VT Context: On September 19, 1928, President Coolidge left Washington for Vermont to view the damage and reconstruction resulting from the flood of 1927. On September 21, 1928, he gave the following speech in which the last paragraph contains the often quoted, “Vermont is a […]

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