Calvin Coolidge – 30th President of the US
Calvin Coolidge ( (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) born John Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States from 1923-1929. Coolidge is the only President to have been born on Independence Day, July 4th. Coolidge’s early career began as a Republican Lawyer in Vermont who “worked his way up the ladder” serving in the Vermont House of Representatives, Vermont Senate and Governor of Massachusetts. Coolidge’s actions during the Boston Police Strike earned him the reputation of a “man with decisive action” and his election as the 29th Vice President of the United States. Following the sudden death of President Warren G. Harding; Coolidge succeeded to the Presidency and then was reelected in 1924. During Coolidge’s Presidency the United States experienced great economic growth commonly referred to as the “Roaring Twenties”.
Coolidge was a Civil Right advocate of African Americans and Catholics and American Indians. In 1924 Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act. This Act granted full US citizenship to all American Indians while still permitting the retention of tribal land and cultural rights.
Calvin Coolidge’s full bio can be read at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Coolidge
For more information regarding the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge please see sources listed below :
- Ferrell, Robert H. (1998). The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 978-0-7006-0892-8.
- Fuess, Claude M. (1940). Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont. Little, Brown. ISBN 978-1-4067-5673-9.
- Greenberg, David (2006). Calvin Coolidge. The American Presidents Series. Times Books. ISBN 978-0-8050-6957-0