History for Kids – July 4th was Calvin Coolidge’s Birthday

July 4th was Calvin Coolidge’s birthday. He was born in the year 1872. Beside being president he was a farmer, lawyer, governor, and vice president.   He had a raccoon named Rebecca. Calvin was an animal fan. He also got some exercise on a electric horse. He was quiet so he was known as Silent Cal. He was president for 7 years. He took oath for president in the middle of the night on his father’s farm in Vermont because that last president Warren G Harding died in the middle of the night and the United States needed a  president right away.

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Calvin and Grace

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Calvin Coolidge

He married a woman who taught  the deaf named Grace Goodhue. He was also a big joker like me. He once rang a bell for all the servants in the White House then he went in to a closet to hide. I am guessing he went into a closet. Calvin was shy but his wife was cheerful. Grace met Hellen Keller. There is much more about Calvin Coolidge so here are is a book I recommend  Smart about the Presidents and it is written by kids so it is really good.  Hope you check it out. Stayed tuned for more president stories. See ya all later.

Your president fan,

Mara

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