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Calvin Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge

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At a Glance

  • Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), serving as vice president, first became president when President Warren G. Harding (1865–1923) died in office.
  • Coolidge then ran for president in 1924 and won a landslide victory, with 54 percent of the popular vote and 382 electoral college votes.
  • In his inaugural speech, Coolidge presents a positive, optimistic view of the country.
  • Coolidge highlights the important role the United States had played in World War I (1914–18).
  • He emphasizes his intention to keep the United States out of further military conflict and explains that he will reduce the size and expense of the armed forces.
  • He presents his vision of the country as an important and influential leader on the world stage, affirming that the United States has a duty to help others.
  • He explains that his domestic agenda will be defined by lower taxes and reduced government spending.
  • He notes his support for limits on immigration, explaining that this will help protect American workers.
  • He expresses his belief that spirituality is the best tool for creating and maintaining peace and stability in the country and throughout the world.


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