Calvin Coolidge

The dry wit of Calvin Coolidge.

Thirtieth U.S. president <b>Calvin Coolidge</b>, nicknamed “Silent Cal,” once sat next to a woman at a dinner party who reportedly said to him, “I have made …

Calvin Coolidge

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

On August 3, 1923, Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office as president of the United States following the unexpected death President Warren G. …

Warren G. Harding

American Experience

Article<p>Calvin Coolidge<p>From the Collection: The Presidents<p><b>30th President</b><p><b>Terms</b>: 1923-1929 <b><br>Political Party</b>: Republican <b><br>First Lady</b>: Grace Anna Goodhue …

Laissez-Faire

Interesting Vintage Photos of People Posing With Big Cameras From the Early 20th Century

In the old days (19th century and very early 20th century) almost all cameras were large format cameras. For roughly the first fifty years of …

Photography

Cal and the Big Cal-Amity

Coolidge takes heat from progressives because any other stance ruins their narrative and undermines their agenda.<p>I washed my car this morning and it …

Great Depression

The Beautiful Fantasy of Silent Don

Suppose that Donald Trump were to keep his mouth shut.<p>Seriously.<p>Try to imagine the Trump presidency in a world in which Trump himself went silent. I don’t just mean a world in which he stopped using Twitter (as more than two-thirds of voters think he should); I mean a world in which he chose as his …

Donald Trump

Calvin Coolidge, the only president born on July Fourth, called for limited government

Calvin Coolidge, the only American president born on the Fourth of July, gave a speech 92 years ago this Independence Day in which he famously called …

U.S. Politics

Today In History, July 4: Declaration of Independence

Declaration Of Independence

Calvin Coolidge

As America’s 30th President (1923-1929), Calvin Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality …

Great Depression

Special Episode: Foundational Questions

Download Subscribe<p>Subscribe For Free:<p>iTunes<br>• Google Play<br>• Stitcher<br>• Tunein<p>Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Luke engage in a ‘principled critique of the Senate,’ …

Conservative View

Listen To Coolidge, Douglass, And Tocqueville On American Independence

In honor of Independence Day, Ben Domenech reads speeches and remembrances from Calvin Coolidge, Frederick Douglass, Alexis de Tocqueville and more. …

Conservative View

[$$] Google’s and Facebook’s Dubious Bitcoin Bans

If Calvin Coolidge’s observation that “advertising is the life of trade” remains true, the new bans by Google and Facebook on cryptocurrency ads …

Wall Street

First Lady Fashion Moments That Made History for the Right Reasons

Throughout history, the fashion choices of First Lady of the United States have been important. Style is political and it has the power to uplift, to provoke conversation and to mark a moment in time, especially when the person in question lives in the White House.<p>As far back as in the immediate …

Michelle Obama

Exclusive: Economist Stephen Moore Predicts 'Blockbuster' Economy

Basking in a growing number of reports indicating the U.S. economy is now firing on all cylinders, author and economist Stephen Moore tells Newsmax …

Donald Trump

Raccoons at the White House

Main Content<p>Many people consider raccoons to be pests and nuisances. These nocturnal mammals are often found rummaging through trash cans, dumpsters, …

The White House

TBT: A Look Back at Calvin Coolidge's Summer White House

Throwback Thursday: A Look at White Court, the Swampscott Mansion<p>President Calvin Coolidge spent one summer on the gorgeous, oceanfront property. On …

The White House

Historical Colorized Pictures Show Native Americans at the White House for Citizenship in the 1920s

These incredible photographs were colorized by British colorization specialist Royston Leonard. The remarkable pictures show the group during the …

Native Americans

Daily Quiz for May 6, 2018

While attending the dedication of another’s president’s library, this man was asked how former U.S. presidents pass the time. His answer was, “we …

Quizzes

Amity Shlaes on Silent Cal | Amity Shlaes, Jeff Deist

Sandwiched between progressive avatars Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and FDR, Calvin Coolidge gets little acclaim. But Coolidge historian and …

Foreign Policy

Take a Look at Some of the White House’s Furriest Guests

These First Pets took their job very seriously.<p>Loyalty may not be the first thing most of us think about when we think of Washington, D.C., but the …

Pets

Daily Quiz for April 18, 2018

<b>By HistoryNet Staff</b><br>4/18/2018 • Quiz<p>A nephew of this American president was appointed to and served on the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Calvin Coolidge<br>• George …

Book Reviews

Carlisle Auctions has nearly 500 cars on its docket

With nearly 500 vehicles on its docket, Carlisle Auctions will use a three-day format for its Spring Carlisle sale taking place April 19-21 at the …

Classic Cars

The brief history of a widely mocked electric horse in the White House

By Eliza McGraw<p>The mechanical horse came quietly to the White House. President Calvin Coolidge had confided in an old friend that he was sad that the Secret Service made him give up riding real horses, according to news reports at the time. So the friend, a financier who had used a man-made horse …

The White House

See Decades of Presidential Inaugural Balls

Calvin Coolidge's 1925 Inaugural Ball<p>Franklin D. Roosevelt's Inaugural Ball in 1933<p>Eleanor Roosevelt at Franklin D. Roosevelt's Inaugural Ball in 1937<p>…

Bill Clinton

Opening day: America's pastime and the presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Calvin Coolidge once declared that "baseball is our national game."<p>As baseball fans across the country ring in another Opening Day, here's a look back at the special affinity between "America's pastime" and the presidency.<p>President Andrew Johnson was the first to host a sports …

U.S. Politics

Trump's surrender to big government is nothing new for Republican presidents

Whatever happened to the Republican Party’s fiscal conservatism? So asks the columnist Max Boot, who is newly skeptical of John Bolton, preventive …

Republicans

That Which We Fear Most Is Least Likely To Happen

<i>By Gary Alexander</i><p><i>If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.</i><p>- President …

Stock Markets

Trump the Turnaround Manager

Opinion<p>Posted: Mar 18, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>This guy is …

Conservative View

Can You Guess Which U.S. State Produced the Most Presidents?

Eight U.S. presidents were born in this state!<p>The United States has seen 45 presidents move in and out of office over the course of 229 years. With …

Political History

Trump is on a 'working vacation' at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Here's how his vacation time compares to past presidents.

Washington can be a tough town, where scandals abound and never-ending political drama rules the day.<p>Perhaps the hustle and bustle of life in the US capital takes a greater toll on nobody more than the president.<p>"Over the years, presidents struggle so hard to get to the White House and then they're …

Donald Trump