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Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (1872–1933) was the thirtieth President of the United States (1923–1929). As governor of Massachusetts, his response to 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 Vice President of the United States in 1920, succeeding to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. Re-elected in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative and also as a man who said very little, although having a rather dry sense of humor.

The Declaration of Independence is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We...