Election of 1924

Cool, calm, and collected, Calvin Coolidge finished the term of Warren G. Harding upon the president’s death.  Luckily for Silent Cal, The scandals of the Harding administration did not affect his nomination to the Republican ticket.

With a strong economy and peace in Europe, the incumbent Coolidge had a head start.  The Republican Party favored tariffs, lower taxes, and no farm subsidies.

The Democratic candidate, lawyer John Davis, favored lowering the tariff, creating an income tax, and farm relief.

Coolidge would win the election by a fairly large margin.

Campaign Poster

Keep Cool With Coolidge, cover of sheet music, published by T. J. Honaker, 1924 (Library of Congress)

Election of 1924 map

National Atlas

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