Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Coolidge Legacy “It is rather difficult for me to pick out one thing…The country has been at peace during that time. It hasn’t had any marked commercial or financial depression….it has been a time of a fair degree of prosperity…there has been employment for everyone who wished employment….a time of marked peace in industry as […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

I Do Not Choose To Run For President “Edmund Starling, of the Secret Service, gave his opinion of why Coolidge left the presidency: “The novelty of being president had worn off; the glory of it had gone with (young )Calvin’s death; there was no great national crisis which demanded a continuation of his leadership. From […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Charles A. Lindbergh Charles A. Lindbergh flies from USA to Paris! Coolidge arranges for the USS cruiser Memphis to escort Lindbergh to New York harbor. Lindbergh and his mother are guests of the Coolidges at Dupont Circle. “Both men were shy and diffident, believers in individualism, and considered pure and clean in a world that […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Farm Policy  Coolidge is against crop support. “He urged farmers to organize, as had labor, and then voluntarily cut back on acreage in order to lower production, which would boost prices.” Coolidge supports the Curtis-Crisp bill, a creation of a Federal Farm Board to help co-ops keep perishable crops off the market in times of […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Calvin Jr. Dies “When he went the power and the glory of the Presidency went with him.” Who is Calvin Jr. and why is this death so dramatic? The nation is transfixed by the death of a sixteen year old son of a president in the White House. The son dies from a blister that […]

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