Warren G. Harding's weakness as president included which of the following?
mediocre mind, inability to detect moral weakness in his associates, unwillingness to hurt people's feelings by saying no, and administrative weakness
Match Charles Evans Hughes, a member of President Harding's Cabinet, with is major area of responsibilty.
Naval Arms Limitations
Match Andrew Melton, a member of President Harding's Cabinet, with is major area of responsibilty.
Taxes and Tariffs
Match Herbert Hoover, a member of President Harding's Cabinet, with is major area of responsibilty.
Foreign trade and law enforcement
Match Albert Fall, a member of President Harding's Cabinet, with is major area of responsibilty.
Naval Oil Reserves
Match Hary Daugherty, a member of President Harding's Cabinet, with is major area of responsibilty.
justice and law enforcement
As a member of President Harding's cabinet, which of following would best describe Albert Fall?
Incompetent and corrupt
Republican economic policies under Warren G. Harding sought to continue to policies of whom?
William McKinley and his lasissez-fair doctrine
During the 1920s, the Supreme Court often ruled against what?
What was adversely affected by the demobilization policies adopted by the federal government at the end of World War I?
The Supreme Court cases of Muller and Adkins centered on the question of what?
whether women merited special legal and social treatment
Who was the nonbusiness group that realized the most significant, lating gains from World War I?
Where was one exception to President Warren G. Harding's policy of isolation?
the Middle East, where the United States sought to secure oil-drilling concessions for American companies
Why was Warren G. Harding was willing to seize the initiative on the issue of international disarmament?
because business people were unwilling to help pay for a larger United States Navy
The 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact did what?
outlawed war as a solution to international rivalry
By thee end of the 1920s, why had the tariff rates been substantially raised from the opening of the decade?
Fordney-McCumber Tariff and the Hawley-Smoot Tariff
What were the consequences of the American policy of raising tariffs sky-high in the 1920s?
European nations raised their own tariffs, the postwar chaos in Europe was prolonged, the international economic distress deepened, and American foreign trading declined
What was the Teapot Dome scandal?
It involved the corrupt mishandling of naval oil reserves
What was the result of the major political sandal of Harding's administration?
conviction and imprisonment of his secretary of the interior
During Coolidge's presidency, government policy was largely set by what?
the interest and values of the business community
After the initial shock of the Harding scandals, how did many Americans react?
many Americans reacted by excusing some of the wrongdoers on the grounds that "they had gotten away with it"
What was one of the major problems facing farmers in the 1920s?`
In the mid-1920s President Coolidge refused to do what twice?
sign legislation proposing to subsidize farm prices
Who were the intended beneficiaries of the McNary-Haugen Bill?
Who were the intended beneficiaries of the Norris-LaGuardia Act?
Which of the following splits effected the Democratic Party in 1924?
"Wets" versus "drys", immigrants versus old-stock Americans, Fundamentalists versus Modernists, and northern liberals versus southern conservatives
Senator Robert La Foilette's Progressive party advocated which of the following?
government ownership of railroads, relief for farmers, opposition to antilabor injunctions, and opposition to monopolies
In 1924 the Democratic party convention failed by a single vote to adopt a resolution condemning what group
Why did the the Progressive party did not do well in the 1924 election?
too many people shared in prosperity to care about reform
In the early 1920s, what was one glaring exception to America's general indifference to the outside world?
armed intervention in the Caribbean and Central America.
Why did America's European allies argue that they should not have to repay loans to the US made to them during the WWI?
they had paid a much heavier price in lost lives, so it was only fair for the US to write off the debt
As a result of America's insistence that its Allies war debts be repaid in full, what did the French and British demanded?
enormous reparation payments from Germany.
What was America's major foreign-policy problem in the 1920s addressed by the Dawes plan which provided a solution to?
the tangle of war-debt and war-reparation payments.
Who was the most colorful presidential candidate of the 1920s?
Alfred E. Smith
Which of the following were political liabilities for Alfred E. Smith?
Catholic religion, support for the repeal of prohibition, the big-city background, and radio speaking
What was one of Herbert Hoover's chief strengths as a presidential candidate?
talent for administration
When elected to the presidency in 1928, Herbert Hoover combined what experiences?
small-town values with wide experience in modern corporate America
Federal Farm Board, created by the Agricultural Marketing Act to do what?
lend money to farm primarily to help them to organize producer's cooperatives
What was a result of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff of the 1930s?
the world wide depression deepened
In America, the Great Depression caused what to decline for the next decade?
President Herbert Hoover believed that the Great Depression could be ended by doing which of the following?
directing assisting businesses and banks, keeping faith in the efficiency of the industrial system, continuing to rely on the American tradition of rugged individualism, and lending federal funds to feed farm livestock
President Hoover's approach to the Great Depression was to offer federal assistance to what groups?
business and banks but not to individuals
What was the "alphabetical agency" set up under Hoover's administration to provide aid to business and local governments?
the reconstruction finance corporations (RFC)
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was established to do what?
to make loans to businesses, banks, and state and local governments
The Bonus Expeditionary Force marched on Washington DC., in 1932 was intended to do what?
demand immediate full payment of bonus payments promised to WWI veterans
President Hoover's public image was severely damaged by doing what?
the handling of the dispersal of the Bonus Army
Why did Japan leave the League of Nations?
in response to the League of Nation's investigation into Japan's invasion and occupation of Manchuria.
What did the 1932 Simpson doctrine declare?
the United States would not recognize any territorial acquisition achieved by force of arms