Coolidge was the sun of a village store keeper. He was graduated from Amherst College with honors, and entered law and politics in Northampton, Massachusetts. He worked his way up the political ladder, and was even the governor of Massachusetts for awhile. Calvin Coolidge often called for isolation in foreign policy, and for tax cuts, economy, and limited aid to farmers. He was a quiet man who often sat silently through meetings he said "I would often respond to them with [yes] or [no]. Just that was enough to wind them up for another 20 minutes."