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Title: Politics of Boom and Bust


1
Politics of Boom and Bust
  • 753-64 Pt 1

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Harding on the Presidency
  • God! What a job!
  • Not so much his own corruption, more not being
    able to control people who worked for him
  • Some good news Charles Evans Hughes Sec. of
    State, Mellon Sec. of Tres., Herbert Hoover Sec.
    of Commerce

3
  • The Republican Old Guard Returns
  • Hardings cabinet
  • Some competent and honest
  • Charles Evans Hughes secretary of state
  • Andrew W. Mellon secretary of treasury
  • Herbert Hoover secretary of commerce
  • Two incompetent crooks
  • Albert B. Fall secretary of the interior
  • Harry M. Daugherty attorney general

4
Supporting Business
  • Keep hands off business, even guide them to
    profits
  • Harding gets to appoint four SC Justices
  • Relaxed labor laws
  • Antitrust laws often ignored
  • Encouraged railroad consolidation and promised
    ICC cooperation
  • Government and Attny Gen Daugherty help break up
    strikes

5
Foreign Relations
  • 1921 joint resolution calls end to WWI
  • Unofficial observers sent to L of Nations
  • Work on securing oil rights in the Middle East
    w/England
  • Disarmament discussed in Washington Conference,
    end up with 553 ratio agreed upon (US, England,
    Japan)
  • War outlawed in the Kellogg-Briand Pact signed by
    62 nations

6
Tariffs
  • Forney Mc Cumber Tariff Law brings tariffs back
    up to 38.5
  • European economy hurt by lack of US business
  • European countries limit imports from US

7
Scandal
  • Head of Vets Bureau Forbes taking from
    Veterans Hospitals
  • Teapot Dome Scandal Sec of the Interior Fall
    leases oil rights at Teapot Dome and Oak Hills
    after getting them transferred from the Sec of
    Navy. Falls bank account increases by 100k.
  • Fall eventually goes to jail (Sinclair and
    Doheny, those leasing lands do not)
  • Harding dies on trip across the West in 8/23

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Silent Cal
  • Mechanization of farms change everything
  • Keep Cal and Keep Coolidge allows Coolidge to
    get re-elected
  • Defeats Democrat Davis and Progressive LaFollette
    (actually gets 13 electoral votes)

11
Foreign Policy
  • Works out oil crisis w/Mexico
  • US trying to get back 10 billion in war loans
  • French and British want their back from
    Germany
  • Germany has run away inflation
  • US loans to Germany to repay England and
    France---Dawes Plan

12
Silent Cal Coolidge Coolidges philosophy on
government Believed government should support
business, not right social wrongs the man who
builds a factory builds a temple the man who
works worships there Supported Mellons tax
and spending cuts Approved of business
consolidation and profit Not politically
affected by the scandals because of his
transparent honesty
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