Quotation by Calvin Coolidge

I suggested to them also the great desirability of a general knowledge on the Island of the English language. They are under an English speaking government and are a part of the territory of an English speaking nation.... While I appreciated the desirability of maintaining their grasp on the Spanish language, the beauty of that language and the richness of its literature, that as a practical matter for them it was quite necessary to have a good comprehension of English.
Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), U.S. president. Press conference (May 20, 1927).

Reviewing his remarks to a delegation from Puerto Rico.
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