Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Teapot Dome Scandal Teapot Dome Scandal: Teapot Dome reserves had been secretly leased by Interior Secretary Fall to the Mammoth Oil company, controlled by Harry Sinclair, an important contributor to the GOP. He also leased Elk Hill, California reserve to Pan-American Petroleum and Transportation Co. He said that the government received revenue. Doheny, head of […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Legislation Proposals Coolidge Presidential Legislation: Proposals made in address to Congress, December 6, 1923: First State of the Union to be broadcast on Radio. First State of the Union to be broadcast via radio. Key recommendations included: TAX CUT of 25%. The federal income tax was instituted in 1913 and in 1917 and there was a […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

Calvin Coolidge Sworn in as President The presidents of that time did not have the same modern presidency we do today. They inherited a simple presidency: “Coolidge was the last president to spend hours standing in the White House lobby greeting and shaking hands with casual visitors on their tours. He was the last president […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 26, 2012

President Harding’s Death President Harding helps “to heal the demoralized and divided country he had inherited from Wilson.” Harding’s policies include: a restrictive immigration law, an expanded merchant marine, Bureau of the Budget creation, Veterans Bureau creation, acts to alleviate stress on farmers, emergency tariffs to help farmers, joining the World Court, and better working […]

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Coolidge Chronology

September 25, 2012

Calvin Coolidge, at his graduation, May 23, 1890. Calvin graduates with a class of five boys and four girls. “Going to the Academy meant a complete break with the past and entering a new and untried field, larger and more alluring than the past, among unknown scenes and unknown people.” Coolidge, in his diary, discussed his […]

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