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warren g harding

worst president, only looked presidential, won election of 1920

ohio gang

hardings friends, partied and were dishonest

charles evans hughes

secretary of state

andrew mellon

secretary of treasury, 3rd richest man in US, could only see through eyes of upper class

herbert hoover

secretary of commerce, business man, engineer, republican

american leigion

1919-vet organization, created by TR Jr., conservatives

washington conference

1921-major countries though about what they could do for peace, decided to limit size of navies

kellogg-briand pact

paris 1928, 62 nations attempt to outlaw war by forbidding anyone to attack each other

fordney-muccumber tariff

highest tariff in america at the time, european countries couldnt pay it

teapot dome

scandal in Wyoming, sinclair oil bought oil for cheap

albert fall

secretary of interior, tried for acceoting bribe, found guilty and sent to jail


harding died

calvin coolidge

VP of harding, funny, conservative

farm block

congressmen from farm states wanted to help farms, government buys extra crops to send to poorer countries in europe, Coolidge vetoed

election of 1924

coolidge-re-elected for republicans, John Davis=democrats, liberal progressives=Lafallette

election of 1928

coolidge decided to not run, republicans=hoover from Iowa, democrats=al smith, against prohibition, catholic

hawley-smoot tariff

1930-60% tax on things from europe

black tuesday

10/29/1929 $40 billion lost in a day from easy credit, over production, buying on the margin-buying stock at 10% of value


homeless people in cardboard boxes, and newspaper blankets


biggest thing any president had ever done, not direct assistance, wouldn't hand money

bonus army

group of WW1 vets, promised in the 40s that they would recieve money from the gov. congress voted no by one vote, the vets wanted it and fought for it under eisenhour


Japan invaded China, captures mancuria in 1931, no one did anything about it

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