(1872 - 1933 )
Who was Calvin Coolidge ?
Calvin Coolidge was born in Vermont, the son of a village storekeeper. In 1895, he graduated from Amherst College with honors, and began to practice law. Later on, he became Governor of Massachusetts. Before becoming President, he was Vice President under Harding.
President Coolidge was a man of few words, which earned him the nickname "Silent Cal." His role as President was marked by what became known as "Coolidge prosperity," which called for an isolationist attitude, tax cuts, and limited aid for farmers. He vetoed the McNary-Haugen farm bill twice, which would have destroyed agricultural surplus. However, he was not able to completely avoid foreign affairs. Coolidge slept an average of 12 hours each day, and in 1928, stated he would not run for President again.
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