How Did John Calvin Coolidge Influence The American People

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“Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong” (Coolidge qtd Brainyquote). President Calvin Coolidge said this about increasing taxes on the wealthy. He cut taxes four times, because he felt excessive taxation is nothing more than a restriction upon the freedom of the American people. Former President Calvin Coolidge and future President Donald Trump both can and have run businesses efficiently, even though their personalities differ extremely.

John Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Windsor county, Vermont, on July 4, 1872 to John Calvin Coolidge Sr. and Victoria Josephine Moor. His father had a statewide reputation as a farmer, storekeeper, and public servant. He was also a tax collector and he served in the Vermont House of Representatives as well as the Vermont Senate (“ “). President Coolidge’s mother stayed at home with her two children until she died when he was only twelve years old. His sister Abigail Grace Coolidge died at the age of fifteen due to appendicitis when Coolidge was eighteen. Also, at the age of eighteen, he changed his name from John Calvin Coolidge to Calvin Coolidge. President Coolidge lived a very wealthy childhood in which he learned about many political offices through
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He was an introvert, but once one got to know him they could see how wise and witty he was. His wittiness helped him immensely as a president, because people like to see a leader who is smart and quick with replies. His “business first” attitude kept America rolling through the Roaring Twenties. He put high tariffs on non-American goods, because he greatly supported American business. “Calvin Coolidge was the first president to champion the need for ‘lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.’ Ronald Reagan admired Coolidge because he, ‘cut taxes four times. That time was probably the greatest growth and prosperity that America has ever known’”(“

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