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  1. Republicans in Power

  2. Warren G. Harding

  3. Warren G. Harding • Wins the election of 1920, despite much of the population being dissatisfied with the candidates • Eugene V. Debs wins almost 1 million votes while in prison! • Focus in office was on the economy • Ohio gang – appointment of the “good ole boys” • Teapot Dome scandal

  4. Calvin Coolidge

  5. Calvin Coolidge • Vice President of Warren Harding • Foreign policy promotes peace and economic growth abroad? • Compromise between imperialists and isolationists • Disarmament • Washington Conference and Five-Power Naval Treaty • Kellogg-Briand Pact

  6. The Election of 1928 • Republican Herbert Hoover • “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage” • Wins by a landslide

  7. The Ford Model T • Henry Ford founds the Ford Motor Company in 1903 • Low cost, durable, could be driven on any surface, reliable, easy to fix and maintain

  8. The Model T Ford’s Methods Car Craze Mass production transforms the American auto industry Cars are not just for the rich With the person sitting next to you, complete the Automobile production worksheet • New and innovative manufacturing methods • The assembly line • Immense stress caused many workers to quit on a regular basis working on the assembly line • Ford offers 8 hour work days and a rate of $5 per day – a high rate at the time • Because of these quality working conditions, working who joined unions, smoked, and drank could be fired

  9. Business Booms • Many other industries grow during the 1920’s • Telephone companies, electrical companies, home appliances • Food-processing plants produced canned goods, grocery stores open, department stores • Consumer society – • Installment plans –

  10. Selling to the People • “The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out of date… to send them out to work harder to get the latest model – whether that model be an icebox or a rug, or a new home.”