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Ch. 24- 2 Desire for Normalcy - Presidents want the US to return to “normal” like it was before Progressivism & WWI . Mrs. Manley . Harding. Promises a return to normal; wants to end foreign involvement & domestic turmoil Coolidge- VP

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Ch. 24- 2 Desire for Normalcy- Presidents want the US to return to “normal” like it was before Progressivism & WWI

Mrs. Manley


Harding
Harding

  • Promises a return to normal; wants to end foreign involvement & domestic turmoil

  • Coolidge- VP

  • Ohio Gang- Harding’s friends and supporters that he gave govt. jobs/positions; they were unqualified  corruption

  • Teapot Dome Scandal- Albert Fall, Senator/Ohio Gang, arrested for scandal involving govt. oil reserves and bribery

  • Harding has a heart attack and dies


Calvin coolidge
Calvin Coolidge

  • “Silent Cal”- reputation for honesty; fires Ohio Gang members

  • Believes best govt. has the least involvement or interference in people’s lives/ nation

  • Supports business- “the man who builds a factory builds a temple”; he wants to create a govt. that favors business  lead to economic prosperity

  • Govt. lowers income tax, cuts govt. spending, raises tariffs to protect businesses, overturn child labor laws and laws regulating wages for women


  • Robert LaFollette- Progressive presidential candidate.

  • Coolidge sweeps the election.

  • 2 women win governor’s offices 1st time ever

    • Nellie Taylor

    • Miriam Ferguson


Foreign policy
Foreign Policy

  • Harding & Coolidge both favored limited role in world affairs

  • Wanted world peace but did not want to join League of Nations

  • Americans ok with isolationism

  • Harding: Five Power Treaty- limits size of nations’ navies; 1st time world powers agree to disarm

  • Kellogg-Briand Pact- outlaws war

  • Coolidge reaches a settlement w/ Mexico ; U.S. withdraws troops from Latin America (Harding)


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