Listen To Coolidge, Douglass, And Tocqueville On American Independence

Listen To Coolidge, Douglass, And Tocqueville On American Independence

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In honor of Independence Day, Ben Domenech reads speeches and remembrances from Calvin Coolidge, Frederick Douglass, Alexis de Tocqueville and more. These leaders’ thoughts on freedom, liberty, slavery, and democracy are worth revisiting as we celebrate U.S. independence.

“It was not because it was proposed to establish a new nation, but because it was proposed to establish a nation on new principles, that July 4, 1776, has come to be regarded as one of the greatest days in history,” Coolidge said in his 1926 speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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