Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:
- Coolidge grew up in rural Vermont. As a boy, one of his favorite activities was making maple syrup.
- After becoming a lawyer, Coolidge became involved in politics - city councilman, governor of Massachusetts and then vice president of the United States.
- Coolidge became president in the middle of the night when President Warren Harding died on August 2, 1923.
- Coolidge supported big business versus working people. The Great Depression started a few months after he left office.
- Coolidge had a pet racoon named Rebecca that he let roam the White House.
- Coolidge like to wear a cowboy hat and ride a mechanical horse for exercise. He received the mechanical horse as a gift.
- Calvin Coolidge didn't talk much. He was nicknamed "Silent Cal."