FC: Calvin Coolidge | By:Ashleigh Trigger
1: Calvin Coolidge tipping his hat | Calvin Coolidge
2: Birth and | -He was born on July 4, 1882. -He was born in Plymouth Notch, Windsor County, Vermont. -He's the only president to be born on Independence Day -He was the eldest of two children: ~John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (him) ~Abigail Grace Coolidge(his sister) -His mom died when he was age twelve -His sister died at age 15, when he was 18
3: Early life | -His dad had many jobs: ~farmed ~taught school ~ran a local store ~served in the Vermont House of Representatives and the Vermont Senate ~and held various offices, including justice of the peace and tax collector So, they never really had a lot of time together. -His mother was the daughter of a Plymouth Notch farmer
4: John Calvin Coolidge Sr. | Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge
5: Calvin Coolidge Age 3 | Calvin Coolidge Age 7 | Abigail Grace Coolidge
6: Personal Life | In 1905, he met and married is wife Grace Anna Goodhue. They met at Clarke School for the Deaf. They were married on October 4, 1905, in the parlor of her parents home in Burlington, Vermont. They were opposites, she was talkative and fun-loving, while he was quiet and serious. They had two sons, John Coolidge (1906), and Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (1908)
7: The Coolidge Family | Grace | John Coolidge | Calvin Coolidge Jr.
8: Career | Coolidge attended Black River Academy and then Amherst College. At his father's urging, Coolidge moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, after graduating to take up the practice of law. Avoiding the costly alternative of attending a law school, Coolidge followed the more common practice of the time, apprenticing with a local law firm, Hammond & Field, and reading law to the law practice in the county seat of Hampshire County. In 1897, Coolidge was admitted to the bar, becoming a country lawyer. Coolidge was able to open his own law office in Northampton in 1898. He practiced transactional law, believing that he served his clients best by staying out of court. As his reputation as a hard-working and diligent attorney grew, local banks and other businesses began to retain his services
9: Black River Academy | Calvin at Black River Academy | Amherst College | Calvin at Amherst College
10: In the.. | Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His conduct during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little. Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity
11: White House! | Calvin in front of the White House | Calvin's parents with him and his wife at the White House | White House | Calvin in White House
12: Noteworthy Accomplishments | Made radio history several times while President. On December 6, 1923, he was the first President whose address to Congress was broadcast on radio. On February 22, 1924, he became the first President of the United States to deliver a political speech on radio. First President to appear in a sound film. Coolidge was the only president to have his portrait on a coin during his lifetime, the Sesquicentennial of American Independence Half Dollar, minted in 1926. After his death he also appeared on a postage stamp
13: Calvin's Half-Dollar | Calvin's Stamp
14: Death & Historical Legacy | He died suddenly of a heart attack at "The Beeches," at 12:45 pm, January 5, 1933. Shortly before his death, Coolidge confided to an old friend: "I feel I no longer fit in with these times." Coolidge is buried beneath a simple headstone in Notch Cemetery, Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He will be remembered as a strong man, who spoke little, but gave GREAT speeches.
15: Newspaper | His headstone | Newspaper Clipping | His statue @ Presidents Park