Calvin Coolidge 's The President Of The United States Of America

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Calvin Coolidge—“Silent Cal”
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States of America. He first took office when he was vice president for Warren G. Harding who had a heart attack on August 2, 1923. Coolidge was known for his quiet demeanor and nature, which was complete the opposite of his predecessor, Harding. Alfred E. Smith stated that Coolidge was “distinguished for character more than for heroic achievement” (The White House).
Calvin Coolidge had many political experiences before assuming the role of presidency. He attended and graduated from Amherst College, majoring in law. He spent 20 years practicing law in Massachusetts in a law office. Coolidge started his political career on City Counsel in Northampton, Massachusetts. He later went on the serve as the mayor of Northampton. Coolidge’s early political career included serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, being a state congressman, and a state Senator. During his political climb, he made speeches and built a positive reputation for himself among Republican Party leaders and others. Finally Coolidge became lieutenant governor, and then governor of Massachusetts. While governor, he sprung into the national scene when the Boston police force went on strike and riots occurred. Coolidge handled this problem by calling in the state guard. He was a calm leader, showing the American public that he could handle tough situations with ease and firmness. He stated in a telegram, “there is no…

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