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He studied law and passed the Massachusetts bar exam in After opening a law office in Northampton, he spent the next 20 years handling real estate deals, wills and bankruptcies. On October 4,Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhuea teacher at a local school for the deaf.
They had two sons, John and Calvin Jr. He then began a quiet but methodical climb up the political ladder, serving in the Massachusetts House of Representativesas mayor of Northampton, as a state congressman, as a state senator and as lieutenant governor.
During this period, Coolidge studied public policy questions, made speeches and steadily gained influence with Republican Party leaders. He developed a reputation as a pro-business conservative who strove to make government lean and efficient.
InCoolidge was elected governor of Massachusetts. He was catapulted into the national spotlight the following year, when the Boston police force went on strike and riots broke out across the city.
Coolidge sent in the state guard to restore order and then took a strong stand against rehiring the striking police officers. As the U.
Coolidge in the White House The Harding-Coolidge ticket won the election in a landslide and the men took office in March The differences served Coolidge well as he worked to clean up the corruption that had plagued the Harding administration.
He appointed a special counsel to investigate the Teapot Dome oil-lease scandal in which the U.
Coolidge ran for president in and won decisively over the Democratic candidate, U. La Follette of Wisconsin. He cut taxes, limited government spending and stacked regulatory commissions with people sympathetic to business.
Coolidge remained popular throughout his presidency. The Roaring Twenties were a time of fast-paced social, cultural and technological changes, and many Americans lived boisterously and spent extravagantly. Women also voted, having won that right with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.
Jazz music and Art Deco architecture flourished. Charles Lindbergh made his pioneering solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in It banned the consumption, selling of, and transporting of alcohol.
Even though alcohol was illegal it didnt stop people from drinking it, selling it, and transporting it. . Dec 28, · The optimism of the decade would end in the most severe economic depression in American history. Episode 3 presents some of the major events that shaped the decade including The Scopes Monkey.
The Kellogg-Briand Pact (also known as the General Treaty for the Renunciation of War) was a multilateral pact focused on trying to outlaw war between Italy, Japan, Germany, UK, France, and the US.
The pact was the result of a determined American effort . Start studying History-The Roaring Twenties.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The Roaring '20s were marked by prosperity after World War I, drastic changes for women that included the right to vote and freedom from corsets and long, structured clothing to a more modern style of dress.
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