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Great war & Jazz period (1914-1928)
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Calvin Coolidge stands beside radio devices used top top automobiles during the presidential campaign in 1924
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president Harding installed a Radio in the White HouseFebruary 8, 1922February 8, 1922, to be a big day in ~ the White House. On now President Harding had actually a radio installed. In ~ the time, radio to be the hottest technology there was, and the White residence was ~ above the cut edge. Nearly two years later, Calvin Coolidge, who adhered to Harding, was the an initial president to broadcast from the White House. Coolidge"s resolve for Washington"s birthday was heard ~ above 42 train station from coast to coast.

Before that historical broadcast, radio had played a huge role in Coolidge"s win in the 1924 presidential election.

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The night before the election, Coolidge made history when the biggest radio audience ever before tuned in to the transfer of his final project speech. Coolidge won the choice easily, and in March, american listened because that the very first time to their president take it the oath that office on the radio.

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