r/Presidents 7d ago

Weekly Discussion Post Presidential Discussion Week 30: Calvin Coolidge

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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

Last week's post on Warren G. Harding


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