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Why did Coolidge refuse aid to the Mississippi flood victims? He did not believe the government should help victims of natural disasters. He did not get the support of Mississippi voters in the 1924 elections. He needed to cut government expenditure to balance the budget. He believed “the chief business of the American people is business.”

Donald Ward

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Daniel King on September 30, 2018

The correct answer is Option C) That I needed to cut public spending to balance the budget.Coolidge refused aid to Mississippi flood victims because he wanted to cut government expenditue to balance the budget.Calvin Coolidge was a u.s. vice president who became President after the sudden death of Warren Harding in 1929.At the time, the country has plunged into the Great Depression and due to the bad finances of the government could not help to Mississippi flood victims.

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