Another Lesser Known President

Calvin Coolidge By David Greenberg


"Calvin Coolidge" by David Greenberg , part of the American Presidents series, illustrates the story of another lesser-known president. Greenberg details Coolidge's rise to political power from Governor of Massachusetts to Vice President to President. Known as "Silent Cal," Greenberg shows how Coolidge's silence worked to his advantage, even citing an instance when Coolidge states that a president's words are powerful and should be used infrequently. His approach to the presidency is also shown fascinatingly in his decision not to run for reelection in 1928 because it would mean he would have been president for 10 years, which, in his opinion, was too long for anyone to be in Washington.   

--Michael B., Jamestown Bluffs Branch

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