Warren G. Harding
29th President of the United States (1921-1923). A Republican from Ohio. promised return to normality after WW1 used efforts of make no enemies during his presdiency. scandals affected his presidency such as the Ohio Gang that had to do with financial jobs that he offered his friends. Died into his presidency.
Dawes Plan
was an attempt following World War I for the Triple Entente to collect war reparations debt from Germany. When after five years the plan proved to be unsuccessful, the Young Plan was adopted in 1929 to replace it. Chaired by Charles G. Dawes
Washington Conference
a military conference called by the administration of President Warren G. Harding and held in Washington, D.C. 1921-1922. Conducted outside the auspices of the League of Nations, it was attended by nine nations having interests in the Pacific Ocean and East Asia. Soviet Russia was not invited to the conference. It was the first international conference held in the United States.
Teapot Dome Scandal
a bribery incident which took place in the United States in 1922-1923, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome to private oil companies, without competitive bidding, at low rates. In 1922 and 1923, the leases became the subject of a sensational investigation. Fall was later convicted of accepting bribes from the oil companies
Albert Fall
was a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.
Calvin Coolidge
the 30th President of the United States (1923-1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont. Succeeded into presidency after the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. He restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor’s administration, and left office with considerable popularity.
Fordney-McCumber Tariff
1922- raised American tariffs in order to protect factories and farms. Congress displayed a pro-business attitude in passing the tariff and in promoting foreign trade through providing huge loans to Europe, which in turn bought more American goods.
Kellogg-Briand Pact
signed on August 27, 1928 by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan, and a number of other countries. The pact renounced aggressive war, prohibiting the use of war as “an instrument of national policy” except in matters of self-defense. It made no provisions for sanctions. The pact was the result of a determined American effort to avoid involvement in the European alliance system.
1924 Election
won by incumbent President Calvin Coolidge, the Republican candidate. won by biggest margin in history.
1928 Election
pitted Republican Herbert Hoover against Democrat Al Smith. The Republicans were identified with the booming economy of the 1920s, whereas Smith, a Roman Catholic, suffered politically from anti-Catholic prejudice, his anti-prohibitionist stance, and the legacy of corruption of Tammany Hall with which he was associated. Hoover won a landslide victory.
Al Smith
was an American statesman who was elected the 42nd Governor of New York four times, and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928
Herbert Hoover
the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). He easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no previous elected office experience. tried to combat the ensuing Great Depression with volunteer efforts, none of which produced economic recovery during his term.
the popular name for shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named after the President of the United States at the time, Herbert Hoover, because he allegedly let the nation slide into depression
Stock Market Crash
the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout. The crash signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries and that did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941
Smoot-Hawley Tariff
1930- an act, sponsored by United States Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley, that raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels.
rugged individualism
refers back to a speech made by Republican president Herbert Hoover in 1928 as his closing speech. It refers to a belief that individuals can succeed with minimal governmental aide. It is generally considered a belief of the Republican party in the 1920’s
Hoovers actions to combat the Great Depression
he created the RFC and had the boulder Dan built amongst other things. (reconstruction finance corp)

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