Welcome. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute December 9, 2011 U.S. History Mr. Green. Agenda/Topics To Be Covered.
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Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
December 9, 2011
The students will describe Harding’s efforts to return the United States to normalcy after the progressive era reforms by identifying the scandal that plagued Harding’s administration
Announcement: Chapter 12 Test Friday
Drill: Read 1 American’s story on page 436 and answer the following:
1. What challenges did most Mexican immigrants face when they came to the United States?
2. How did the inhabitants of the barrios treat newcomers?
A Return to “Normalcy”
Warren Harding/Calvin Coolidge defeated James Cox/Franklin Roosevelt
Working for Peace
renounced war as an instrument of national policy
no way to enforce the pact
High Tariffs and Reparations
U.S. pursued an isolationist policy
Britain/France owned U.S. bankers $10 billion
export more goods to U.S.
reparations from Germany
Dawes Act-U.S. repaid with its own money
Britain/France upset U.S. was demanding repayment
Quota system-set a maximum number of people that could enter from a foreign country
Denied entry to Japanese people
Did not impact people from the Western Hemisphere
Scandal Hits Harding’s Administration
Ohio gang-poker playing cronies from Ohio
Caused Harding and country a great deal of embarrassment
His political friends used their power for graft
Teapot Dome Scandal
Oil reserves once held by the navy were transferred to the Interior department
Albert Fall sold these reserves to 2 companies in exchange for cash and gifts
Harding died August 2, 1923 of a brain hemorrhage or a heart attack
Identify 5 significant events from this section and explain if the event helped the country, hurt the country or had no impact on the country
1. 5 Question Quiz on Wednesday
2. Read Chapter 12 Section 3