John Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States. During Coolidge’s tenure, he pursued a laissez-faire economic policy and the US economy developed rapidly, creating "Coolidge prosperity." Coolidge swept away the haze of political scandals during Harding's period and restored public trust in the White House, so he was extremely prestigious when he left office.
Why is he in the United States?Are the presidents lucky?
First of all, being a vice president is too easy.
In 1919, the police in Boston went on strike on the grounds that they called for unions, raises, and improved working conditions. Because Boston was the most prosperous city in the United States at that time, when the police went on strike, the whole of Boston fell into chaos. Especially after midnight, many unscrupulous teenagers took to the streets to fight, hack shops, and rob goods.
The strike has worsened, and even the fire brigade has joined the strike The mayor organized a militia confrontation, but the result failed, and dozens of people were injured.Now Coolidge’s opportunity came. He was the governor of Massachusetts at the time. He immediately ordered the state’s militia to arrive in Boston. , Personally directed it, and it took two days to put down the riots.
Such a trivial matter became his weight to win the position of Vice President.>
Secondly, silence wins the presidency
When Coolidge was a child, his reticence earned him the nickname "The Silent Carl." CoolidgeAlthough Chi was defeated in the presidential campaign with President Harding, he was promoted to his vice president by Harding.
and this President Harding , Died during his reign, and there were constant scandals during his reign. Therefore, the United States at this time needs a calm and steady president, and Coolidge’s always silent character is what everyone expects.Return.
Because Coolidge is a conservative person, his calm comes from his indifference to everything. During his campaign, he gave the same answer to any media interviews, "No comment" or "No", and this kind of answer that made reporters scratching their heads was exactly what the American people at the time said. Lovingly.
The laziest president puts his inaction to the end
Coolidge is really lazy. According to Menken recalled Since staying at the White House, Coolidge often sits in a chair and smokes a cigar at night. Mencken said:
"His greatest achievement in his 5 years and 7 months as a president is Any other president sleeps more—sleeps more and talks less. He wrapped himself in the noble and holy silence, put his feet on the table, and passed away the days of laziness. ”
After becoming president, he governed the United States with his calmness and inaction. Coolidge believed in the political thought of “rule by doing nothing” and believed that “less control Nosy government is the best government".
Non-interference in all domestic economic activities Policy. Only using policies to reduce taxes and defend tariffs indirectly manage the economy is a country that presents a scene of prosperity and development without crisis. With his reticence and calmness, he led the United States into an unprecedented period of calm reflection.
After the expiration of his term, Coolidge had been nominated for the presidential candidate again, but he refused. The reporter asked him why he didn't want to be a candidate, and his answer was: "Because the president has no chance of promotion."