Calvin Coolidge- The Man
 Political Career-
Mayor of Northampton,
Massachusetts
Lieutenant Governor of
Massachusetts
G...
Calvin Coolidge- The Man
 Characteristics-
Plain
Thrifty
Quiet (aka- “Silent Cal”)
Pro-Business (Less Government
Inte...
Presidential Election of 1924
 Republican National Convention- 1924
Cleveland, Ohio
Nominated Calvin Coolidge and
Charl...
Presidential Election of 1924
 Democratic National Convention- 1924
Madison Square Garden, New York
City
Nominated John...
Presidential Election of 1924
 Republicans and Democrats both
experienced a split within their parties
City Dwellers vs....
Progressive Ticket, 1924
 Robert “Battling Bob” La Follette
Believed that they had turned their
backs on the farmers of ...
Presidential Election of 1924
 Calvin Coolidge won the election
 Surprising Outcome-
123 women won seats in state legis...
Government Helps Business
 Coolidge believed-
 Free Enterprise = Freedom of business from
government rules
 Government ...
Government Helps Business
 Federal Trade Commission and
Federal Reserve Board take on
new roles
Aided the companies they...
Supreme Court Aids Big
Business
 Example- US Steel was ruled as
not a monopoly even though it
controlled 40% of the steel...
The Farm Problem
 Farmers were growing poorer while the
urban dwellers were getting richer
Problem with supply and deman...
McNary-Haugen Bill
 Federal government would buy up the
agricultural surplus
Hold it until the home market improved
or
...
Presidential Election of 1928
 Republicans- Secretary
of Commerce Herbert
Hoover
 Big Business
 Small Town/Rural
Americ...
Presidential Election of 1928
 Hoover won a close election
 Democrats saw a positive in that they
made headway into the ...
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CP US - Ch. 22 - Sec. 3

  1. 1. Calvin Coolidge- The Man  Political Career- Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts Governor of Massachusetts Vice President of the U.S.
  2. 2. Calvin Coolidge- The Man  Characteristics- Plain Thrifty Quiet (aka- “Silent Cal”) Pro-Business (Less Government Interference) Follower of Jefferson’s belief that the government is best which governs the least
  3. 3. Presidential Election of 1924  Republican National Convention- 1924 Cleveland, Ohio Nominated Calvin Coolidge and Charles Dawes as his running mate
  4. 4. Presidential Election of 1924  Democratic National Convention- 1924 Madison Square Garden, New York City Nominated John W. Davis and Charles W. Bryan as his running mate
  5. 5. Presidential Election of 1924  Republicans and Democrats both experienced a split within their parties City Dwellers vs. Country Dwellers
  6. 6. Progressive Ticket, 1924  Robert “Battling Bob” La Follette Believed that they had turned their backs on the farmers of America Ran for the presidency on the new Progressive ticket Republicans and Democrats attacked him as a radical
  7. 7. Presidential Election of 1924  Calvin Coolidge won the election  Surprising Outcome- 123 women won seats in state legislatures 2 women were elected governors of their states  Miriam “Ma” Ferguson (Texas)  Nellie Ross (Wyoming)
  8. 8. Government Helps Business  Coolidge believed-  Free Enterprise = Freedom of business from government rules  Government regulations = Less profitable business  Profitable businesses = A happy and prosperous nation  Factories = Temples  Workers = Worshippers
  9. 9. Government Helps Business  Federal Trade Commission and Federal Reserve Board take on new roles Aided the companies they were supposed to be regulating Allowed for the development of trusts and monopolies again
  10. 10. Supreme Court Aids Big Business  Example- US Steel was ruled as not a monopoly even though it controlled 40% of the steel industry in 1920
  11. 11. The Farm Problem  Farmers were growing poorer while the urban dwellers were getting richer Problem with supply and demand More produce meant lower prices and less profits High cost of farming Higher taxes  Government responds with protectionist tariffs- which didn’t work
  12. 12. McNary-Haugen Bill  Federal government would buy up the agricultural surplus Hold it until the home market improved or Sell it abroad  Failed to pass Congress in 1924 and 1926  Passed Congress in 1927 and 1928 Vetoed by Coolidge both times
  13. 13. Presidential Election of 1928  Republicans- Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover  Big Business  Small Town/Rural America  Protestantism  Prohibition  Humanitarian record during the war made him popular  Democrats- New York Governor Alfred E. Smith  Big City Politics  Roman Catholicism  Anti-Prohibition  Faced staunch opposition in the South and Midwest from the KKK
  14. 14. Presidential Election of 1928  Hoover won a close election  Democrats saw a positive in that they made headway into the twelve largest cities in America A new trend that will affect future elections

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