President Calvin Coolidge
About the President Calvin Coolidge Lesson
A lesson on President Calvin Coolidge. Students read about his life and accomplishments. The reading is accompanied by multiple choice questions.
• To present the major historical facts pertaining to Calvin Coolidge.
• To present the major achievements of the Calvin Coolidge Presidency.
• To assess the student?s comprehension of Calvin Coolidge history.
The 4th of July 1872 was to have more than its normal significance for the United States of America. On that day in Plymouth Notch, Vermont John Calvin Coolidge was born. His father was rather stern but highly respected merchant in the community while his mother was more calm and peaceful. Calvin did not stand out as a student in his youth. His early yearnings were to become a respected shop keeper just as his father was. His mother and sister both died when he was early in his teens. This made the young Calvin more somber when he was in social groups other than his closest friends. However, by diligent effort he did receive acceptance to Amherst College. While there he did start to come into his own both scholastically and socially. In 1895 he graduated with a grade point that was far superior to when he first started.