October 17, 2017

Today in History: Calvin Coolidge


Today in History–August 3–the Library of Congress features Calvin Coolidge, sworn into office as President of the United States on this day in 1923 after the unexpected death of Warren Harding. During his six years as prosperity, Coolidge focused on business and the consumer economy grew rapidly. To learn more about Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge era, visit the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources and primary sources.

Calvin Coolidge Becomes President from America’s Library

Calvin Coolidge Delivered the First Radio Broadcast from the White House from America’s Library

Calvin Coolidge taking the oath of office, August 3, 1923

Calvin Coolidge 1925 inauguration primary source set

Calvin Coolidge images

Calvin Coolidge images from Chicago Daily News photograph collection (Chicago History Museum)

President Harding and Calvin Coolidge 1920 film

Video: Visitin’ ’round at Coolidge Corners 1924 film

Calvin Coolidge speeches

Texts of Calvin Coolidge addresses

Historical newspaper coverage of Calvin Coolidge through 1922

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

Featured Source: Massachusetts Did It

POTUS: Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum

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