Calvin Coolidge's 1923 State of the Union address to Congress was the first ever to be broadcast via radio. He would continue to use the medium effectively, giving at least one radio address per month. As conservative with his words as he was with his politics, "Silent Cal" was the archetypal stern New Englander. Believing firmly that "the business of America is business," Coolidge espoused a policy of keeping the government out of the way of big business and generally appeared to embrace the status quo. Learn more with this biography from American Experience: "The Presidents."