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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
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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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