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Transcript of Calvin Coolidge
died - 1933 http://www.calvin-coolidge.org/html/air_commerce_act_of_1926.html 4. Chief Diplomat
Coolidge "restored diplomatic relationships with Mexico and asked Congress to provide funds to settle claims from the 1914 American invasions"
He also negotiated the Kellogg-Briand Pact to outlaw war http://hnn.us/articles/9815.html 3. Chief Legislator
Coolidge gave the State of the Union Address in December, 1923 and made requests like: tax cuts, better health benefits for veterans, a "separate Cabinet department for education and welfare", and "reorganization of the U.S. foreign services 1. Chief of State
Lucre Walker Hardy made the "initial proposal" about getting a Christmas tree to be displayed on the the property of the White House. She talked to President Coolidge's secretary to see if this would be allowed. Once Hardy got the okay of putting the tree on White House property, a tree was donated "to the country"
Coolidge was the first person to light up the "National Christmas tree" on December 24th 1923 2. Chief Executive
Coolidge was remembered by his saying "The chief business of America is business".
As far as passing laws, Coolidge was remembered for vetoing many of them.
He vetoed bills that could aid American farmers and also a bill that could have increased benefits for veterans who fought in WWI 5. Commander in Chief
Calvin Coolidge sent troops to Japan to help provide relief from the many destructive earthquakes that killed many people.
He also sent the U.S. Marines to Nicaragua to settle a revolt. 6. Chief Economic Planner
"The rise in the stock market and the business boom of the time was called "Coolidge Prosperity." Coolidge stripped the Federal Trade Commission and the Tariff Commission of their powers, resulting in improved foreign trade." 7. Party Chief
Because Coolidge decided he did not want to run for another term in office after his first one, his Republican opponent Herbert Hoover easily won the Republican nomination and became our next president The World Book Encyclopedia
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