Calvin Coolidge Says, January 30, 1931

January 4, 2021

Date: January 30, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The management of Muscle Shoals demonstrates the utter hopelessness of having any considerable business enterprise conducted by the buCongress. Development of this plant was commenced under war-time pressure to furnish power to make nitrates for explosives and fertilizers. More recent discoveries and processes render it, […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 27, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 27, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In addition to the apparent escape of the Spanish people from the ravages of disorder and revolution, the encouraging news comes from Europe that there is a good prospect of a naval agreement between France and Italy. Nothing could be more reassuring to the real […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 3, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: January 3, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Thousands of our citizens and about one-twenty-fifth of our national wealth are in foreign countries. For many generations international law has recognized that a government has an interest in its citizens and their property and is under a moral duty to protect them wherever they […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 4, 1931

December 1, 2020

Date: April 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) To those who recall how important the United States Army appeared on the 6th of April, 1917, this anniversary will seem a fitting time for the nation to give some thought to its military establishment. Human nature takes things for granted that have long existed. […]

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Press Conference, May 14, 1925

June 16, 2020

Date: May 14, 1925 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) I don’t know that I can add anything to what I have already indicated about the policy of leasing power at Muscle Shoals. I suggested that the opinion be taken of the Commission that is working on that. I suppose the question will be, […]

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