Promises Owed, Beyond Emancipation

On this day--February 25--in 1870, the first African American ever elected to the office of…

FDR Explains the New Deal

Two months after assuming office, Franklin Roosevelt delivered a radio address—one of his “fireside chats”–on…

FDR Speaks to a Nation in Economic Depression at his First Inaugural

Last week we reprinted Professor John Moser's comment on Hoover's letter to FDR of February…

Hoover Offers FDR Advice on the Banking Crisis

Today, we're reprinting a document introduction written several years ago by John Moser, Professor of…

For Lincoln’s Birthday: An Early Statement of his Principles

Tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday. It seems a good time to recall a speech…

Hoover Praises “Rugged Individualism”

Speaking in New York near the close of the 1928 Presidential campaign, Herbert Hoover presented…

Coolidge Expresses Confidence in a Free Press

Calvin Coolidge’s address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in January 1925, shortly following…