Many scholars have blamed President Coolidge and his ideas and policies for bringing on the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression years after he left office. Careful study of these events, however, indicates that Coolidge actively sought to curb stock market speculation and bore little if any blame for the Depression.

Thomas Tacoma is assistant professor of history and political science at Blue Mountain College.
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