The Presidents of the USA

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Calvin Coolidge
1923-1929


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birthplace

Plymouth, VT

birthday

July 4

Life

1872-1933

age

OFC:51 , d. 61

party

Republican

presidency highlights

Pro-business policies fueled a boom in the stock market…

nickname:

Silent Cal, Cool Cal

vice-president:

none (1923-1925), Charles Dawes (1925-1929)
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previous office

29th Vice President of USA

key background fact:

Vice President (1921-1923), replaced Harding who died in office

occupation

Lawyer, Banker

military service

none

children

2:   2 boys

wife:

Grace Anna Goodhue (1905)

height

5' 10'' / 1.78 m

higher education

Amherst College

religion

Congregationalist

 

quote

"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."

actions & events

  • 1924 Immigration Act limits immigrants from South & East Europe
  • 1924 Snyder Act-Indians get citizenship
  • 1927 Mississippi flood

economy

  •  "Roaring Twenties"-Rapid economic growth
  • 1924 Revenue Act: lower income tax, higher estate tax
  •  "Laissez faire" - Minimal business regulation

foreign affairs

  • 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact (renouncement of war)

military activity

    unique facts

    • The only president born on the 4th of July.
    • His inauguration was the first to be broadcast on radio

    interesting

    Renowned for his taciturnity. Shy and quiet, he was described as "as if he had been weaned on a pickle". He was sleeping 10 hours a day.

    military activity


      Legacy

      A competent administrator and a shrewd politician.Very popular in a period of rapid growth and prosperity but perhaps too complacent and inactive despite signs of a Depression.

      Coolidge optimism

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