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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States, serving 1923 and 1929. He was born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, the of a village storekeeper. He graduated from Amherst College with , and entered law and in Massachusetts. Slowly, he went up the political from councilman in Northampton to Governor of Massachusetts.

One of his first as Governor was to deal with the Boston police in 1919. He brought in the National Guard and fired all officers. Newspapers across the nation reported on his decisive and gave him the reputation of a strong leader. He became Vice President in 1921 and attended many of President Warren Harding’s cabinet – the first Vice President to do so.

On August 2, 1923, President Harding died . Coolidge was in Vermont visiting his family. He found out about the President’s death messenger. He took the oath of in his family’s home under the light of a kerosene lamp, as they had no electricity. As President, Coolidge to preserve the traditional American ways amid the economic prosperity that many Americans were .

Coolidge was re-elected in 1924 because of what was as "Coolidge prosperity." In his Inaugural he stated that the country had "a state of contentment seldom before ." He spoke out in favor of the civil rights of African Americans. He became even more by lowering taxes. After he left office, he wrote his autobiography in 1929. He died of a attack in 1933.

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