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Poker-playing cronies from Harding's native state who contributed to the morally loose atmosphere in his administration
Adkins vs. Children's Hospital
Supreme Court ruling that removed workplace protection and invalidated a minimum wage for women
WWI veterans' group that promoted patriotism and economic benefits for former servicemen
Five Power Naval Treaty
Agreement emerging from the Washington Disarmament Conference that reduced naval strength and established a ratio of warships among the major ship-building powers
Naval oil reserve in Wyoming that gave its name to one of the major Harding administration scandals
Farm proposal of the 1920s, passed by Congress but vetoed by president Coolidge, that provided for the federal government to buy farm surpluses and sell them abroad
Dawes Plan of 1924
American-sponsored arrangement for rescheduling German reparations payments that only temporarily eased the international debt tangle of the 1920s
Southern Democrats who turned against their party's "wet" Catholic nominee and voted for the Republican in 1928
Sky-high tariff bill of 1930 that deepened the depression and caused international financial chaos
Depression shantytowns, named after the president whom many blamed for their financial distress
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
Hoover-sponsored federal agency that provided loans to hard-pressed banks and businesses after 1932
Encampment of unemployed veterans who were driven out of Washington by General Douglas MacArthur's forces in 1932
Warren G. Harding
Weak-willed president whose easygoing ways opened the door to widespread corruption in his administration
Charles Evans Hughes
Strong-minded leader of Harding's cabinet and initiator of major naval agreements
Albert B. Fall
Harding's interior secretary, convicted of taking bribes for leases on federal oil reserves in the Teapot Dome scandal
U.S. attorney general and a member of Harding's corrupt "Ohio Gang" who was forced to resign in administration scandals
Tight-lipped Vermonter who promoted frugality and pro-business policies during his presidency
Robert La Follette
Leader of a liberal third-party (Progressive Party) insurgency who attracted little support outside the farm belt and his home state
Secretary of commerce through much of the 1920s whose reputation for economic genius became a casualty of the Great Depression
The "Happy Warrior" who attracted votes in the cities but lost them in the South (because he was Catholic and against prohibition)
Extremely high tariff act that killed international trade and deepened the Great Depression
Commander of the troops who forcefully ousted the "army" of unemployed veterans from Washington in 1932
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