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HIST 202 - HESEN. A New Era: The TWENTIES. “The War to End All Wars”. WWI ends November 11, 1918 Wilson’s Plans for Peace: Fourteen Points League of Nations Irreconcilables Reservationists. Wilson’s Plans for Peace. Treaty of Versailles Big Four U.S. (Wilson)

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the war to end all wars
“The War to End All Wars”
  • WWI ends November 11, 1918
  • Wilson’s Plans for Peace:
    • Fourteen Points
    • League of Nations
      • Irreconcilables
      • Reservationists
wilson s plans for peace
Wilson’s Plans for Peace
  • Treaty of Versailles
    • Big Four
      • U.S. (Wilson)
      • Great Britain (David Lloyd George)
      • France (Georges Clemenceau)
      • Italy (Vittorio Orlando)
      • NO RUSSIA!!!!
postwar problems
Postwar Problems
  • Postwar
    • Red Scare
      • A. Mitchell Palmer
      • “Palmer Raids”
    • Strikes of 1919
      • Boston Police Strike (MA)
      • Calvin Coolidge
    • Tulsa Race Riot (1921)
      • Dick Rowland
return to normalcy
Return to Normalcy
  • Republican Control
    • Wilson dies
    • Republicans rule the 1920s
      • Warren G. Harding
        • “Normalcy”
      • Calvin Coolidge
      • Herbert Hoover
      • Focus is on business – “The business of American is business”
warren g harding
Warren G. Harding
  • Won Election of 1920
  • Former newspaper editor from Ohio
    • Practiced patronage
    • “Ohio Gang”
    • Teapot Dome Scandal
    • Pardoned Eugene V. Debs
domestic policies
Domestic Policies
  • Reduction of income tax
  • Established Bureau of the Budget
    • Centralized federal budget
  • Increase in tariff rates
    • Fordney-McCumber Tariff (1922)
harding s death
Harding’s Death
  • Harding administration was fraught with scandal
  • He was at the center of the problems
  • White House – promiscuity
  • Died unexpectedly in August 1923
calvin coolidge
Calvin Coolidge
  • Becomes president after Harding dies
  • Wins election of 1924 because he was popular with business
  • Took on a new way of looking at laissez faire practices
coolidge s vetoes and inaction
Coolidge’s Vetoes and Inaction
  • Believed in limited government
  • Laissez-faire
  • Focused on the budget
  • Vetoed bills that offered bonuses to WWI vets
  • Vetoed McNary-Haugen Bill (1928) – refused to help farmers
election of 1928
Election of 1928
  • Coolidge declined to run for president again
  • Tickets:
    • Herbert Hoover (R)
    • Alfred E. Smith (D)
    • Americans went with the Republicans because of PROSPERITY
mixed economic development
Mixed Economic Development
  • Causes for prosperity
    • Increased productivity
    • Energy technologies
    • Government policies
  • Problems:
    • Labor
      • Open shop
    • Farmers
a new culture
A New Culture
  • Consumerism
    • People bought goods….even if they didn’t need them
  • Gender Roles
    • Flappers
  • Religion
    • Revivalism – Aimee Semple McPherson
cultures in conflict
Cultures in Conflict
  • Fundamentalism
    • John Scopes Trial
    • Evolution vs. Scripture
    • Clarence Darrow (ACLU) vs. William Jennings Bryan
  • Prohibition
    • 18th Amendment
    • Volstead Act
    • Sale, distribution, manufacture of “intoxicating liquors”
cultures in conflict1
Cultures in Conflict
  • Nativism/Xenophobia
    • Quota Law (1921)
    • Eastern Europeans and Asians
    • Nicola Sacco and Bartolommeo Vanzetti
  • Ku Klux Klan
    • Political organization
    • Executions
war debts and reparations
War Debts and Reparations
  • War-guilt clause (1918)
    • Blame Germany for WWI
    • Owes $30 billion to Allied Powers (GB and France)
    • Dawes Plan (1924)
      • U.S. lends money to Germany to pay back Great Britain and France
      • Leads ultimately to the Great Depression
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