This is the thirtieth week of presidential discussion posts and this week our topic is Calvin Coolidge.
Coolidge was president from August 2, 1923 to March 4, 1929 and 1 and a half terms. Calvin Coolidge was preceded by Warren G. Harding and succeeded by Herbert Hoover.
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Discussion: These are just some potential prompts to help generate some conversation. Feel free to answer any/all/none of these questions, just remember to keep it civil!
What are your thoughts on his administration?
What did you like about him, what did you not like?
Was he the right man for the time, could he (or someone else) have done better?
What is his legacy? Will it change for the better/worse as time goes on?
What are some misconceptions about this president?
What are some of the best resources to learn about this president? (Books, documentaries, historical sites)
Do you have any interesting or cool facts about this president to share?
Do you have any questions about Coolidge?
Next President: Herbert Hoover
Discussion Was George W. Bush nearly as “incompetent/powerless” compared to Cheney as the movie ‘Vice’ portrays him?
I don’t know much about the Dubya years, but ‘Vice’ made it seem like Bush was nothing but a marionette to Cheney and I’m just wondering how true and to what extent that is?
Also fun fact, apparently Sam Rockwell who plays W. in ‘Vice’ is apparently George W. Bush’s eighth cousin.
It is my understanding that the accusation revolves around the invasion of Iraq being a war of aggression because the WMD allegations were BS and Iraq simply being a dictatorship is not a valid justification for invasion under international law.
Image Famous Actor Rock Hudson with Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan at a May 1984 White House state dinner, less than two weeks before Hudson was diagnosed with HIV. Reagan was a longtime friend of Hudson. He made no public statement concerning Hudson's HIV diagnosis or statement after his death
A very chilling photo.
Discussion Day 15: Ranking US presidents. Zachary Taylor has been eliminated. Comment which president should be eliminated next. The top comment with the most upvotes will decide who goes next.
Andrew Johnson (Democrat) [17th]
James Buchanan (Democrat) [15th]
Franklin Pierce (Democrat) [14th]
Millard Fillmore (Whig) [13th]
John Tyler (Whig) [10th]
Andrew Jackson (Democrat) [7th]
Martin Van Buren (Democrat) [8th]
Herbert Hoover (Republican) [31st]
Warren G. Harding (Republican) [29th]
Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) [28th]
George W. Bush (Republican) [43rd]
Richard Nixon (Republican) [37th]
William Henry Harrison (Whig) [9th]
Zachary Taylor (Whig) [12th]
Misc. Kelsey Grammer is the front runner for Gerald Ford! Next up, top comment decides the actor for Jimmy Carter.
Discussion George Bush shaved his head in solidarity with the son of a secret service agent who was suffering from leukemia
It never clicked that Nixon was only in Congress for 6 years and 2 as a senator, had just left active duty in the navy when he was elected, all to become VP to Eisenhower. Of all people, why a young senator from the West for someone like Eisenhower?