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Normalcy in Government -1920 election of Warren G. Harding and the simpler days before the war -Isolationist Policies -Washington Conferences proposed.

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1 Normalcy in Government election of Warren G. Harding and the simpler days before the war -Isolationist Policies -Washington Conferences proposed disarmament -Kellogg-Briand Treaty, 1929 outlawed war -New high tariff returned U.S. to isolationist position (but also lowered trade with Europe as result) -Nativist policies -discriminatory quota system established (only select amount of people from each country allowed) -National Origins Act, 1921

2 Reasons for Labor Unrest: -1. working conditions -2. wartime inflation -3. technological unemployment -strikes Boston Police strike U.S. Steel strike Coal Miners Strike John L. Lewis – American leader of organized labor -labor unions weaken Open Shop system Welfare capitalism

3 Labor Unrest -working conditions -wartime inflation -technological unemployment -strikes Boston Police strike U.S. Steel strike Coal Miners Strike John L. Lewis -labor unions weaken Open Shop system Welfare capitalism

4 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists spread everywhere cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW – “Wobblies” – extreme labor union with ties to anarchy and socialism -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer – Attorney General, “hunted” communists in US J.Edgar Hoover – head of FBI violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed -Growth of the Klan

5 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer J.Edgar Hoover violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed -Growth of the Klan

6 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer J.Edgar Hoover violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed -Growth of the Klan

7 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer J.Edgar Hoover violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed -Growth of the Klan

8 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer J.Edgar Hoover violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed -Growth of the Klan

9 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer J.Edgar Hoover violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed – many questioned if they were guilty; targeted b/c they were Italian -Growth of the Klan

10 The Red Scare -Russian Revolution, 1917 Vladimir Lenin Communists cry of worldwide revolution -Red Scare U.S. Communist Party, IWW -Palmer Raids Mitchell Palmer J.Edgar Hoover violations of civil liberties -Sacco and Vanzetti anarchist immigrants accused of murder and executed -Growth of the Klan

11 Harding and Coolidge -Prosperity returns to the United States -Harding made some good and bad appointment choices Herbert Hoover Ohio Gang – corrupt group of poker playing friends of Harding -Teapot Dome Scandal gov’t owned oil rich lands leased out to private oil companies for far less than their value -Harding and administration are embarrassed -Harding dies in Office and Calvin Coolidge replaces him and wins re- election “Keep Cool with Coolidge” – “Do Nothing Cal”

12 Harding and Coolidge -Prosperity returns to the United States -Harding made some good and bad appointment choices Herbert Hoover Ohio Gang -Teapot Dome Scandal gov’t owned oil rich lands leased out to private oil companies for far less than their value -Harding and administration are embarrassed -Harding dies in Office and Calvin Coolidge replaces him and wins re- election “Keep Cool with Coolidge” – “Do Nothing Cal”

13 Harding and Coolidge -Prosperity returns to the United States -Harding made some good and bad appointment choices Herbert Hoover Ohio Gang -Teapot Dome Scandal gov’t owned oil rich lands leased out to private oil companies for far less than their value -Harding and administration are embarrassed -Harding dies in Office and Calvin Coolidge replaces him and wins re- election “Keep Cool with Coolidge” – “Do Nothing Cal”


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