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Ohio Gang

friends of Harding who exploited his presidential position

Railway Labor Board

company that cut wages after WWI, causing a two-month strike broken by the government

American Legion

veteran group who gathered to discuss the war and horseplay (this term doesn't make sense?)

Adjusted Compensation Act

law that provided a bonus to WWI veterans

Unofficial Observers

US "not delegates" who watched proceedings at the League of Nations

Charles Evan Hughes

Secretary of State who got the rights to share middle eastern oil

Five Power Naval Treaty

act between Us, Britain, and Japan that said they would stop building ships for 10 years

Four Power Treaty

US, Britain, France, and Japan treaty that bound those nations to preserve the status quo of the Pacific

Nine Power Treaty

treaty that confirmed the Open Door Policy in China

Kellogg-Briand Pact

agreement by 62 nations not to engage in war

Fordney-McCumber Tariff Law

tax that was raised 11.5% from its predecessor but gave the president some power to change it

Charles R Forbes

influential veteran who stole $2 million from the government and spent 2 years in jail

Albert B Fall

Secretary of the Interior who accepted bribes to lease government oil fields

Teapot Dome

oil fields that caused scandal in the government

Harry M Daugherty

Attorney General who got in trouble for selling pardons and liquor permits but wasn't convicted

Calvin Coolidge

VP who took over when Harding died

McNary-Hauger Bill

hypothetical law that would keep food prices high by having the government buy surplus and sell abroad

Robert LaFollette

Progressive candidate who brought liberal ideas to the 1924 election

Dawes Plan

economic plan that "rescheduled" German war reparations payments and organized loans

Al Smith

democratic candidate in 1928 election

Rum, Romanism, and Ruin

mudslinging accusation onto Al Smith

Farm Board

government agency that lent cash to farmers

Hawley-Smoot Tariff

highest peacetime tariff in history; passed by Hoover

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