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Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

December 9, 2011

U.S. History

Mr. Green

Agenda topics to be covered
Agenda/Topics To Be Covered

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?

Normalcy and isolationism ch 12 section 2 pgs 436 440
“Normalcy” and Isolationism Ch. 12 Section 2 pgs. 436-440

A Return to “Normalcy”

Warren Harding/Calvin Coolidge defeated James Cox/Franklin Roosevelt

Working for Peace

Kellogg-Briand Pact

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


Limiting Immigration 436-440

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

Scandals plague harding
Scandals Plague Harding 436-440

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

Independent work
Independent Work 436-440

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

Exit ticket homework
Exit Ticket/Homework 436-440

1. 5 Question Quiz on Wednesday

2. Read Chapter 12 Section 3