Presentation on theme: "Hello boys and girls…I am Warren G. Harding My election in 1920 began what would be 12 years of Republican rule in Washington."— Presentation transcript:
Hello boys and girls…I am Warren G. Harding My election in 1920 began what would be 12 years of Republican rule in Washington
What they didn’t know about was all my problems. Not only did I suffer from depression and spend a good deal of time in a sanitarium…
…but I also much preferred to spend time with my poker and hunting buddies than my wife…who I didn’t much care for and preferred to refer to as the Duchess
NEWSFLASH dear, I’m cheating on you with my old friend James Phillip’s wife…oh yes, and that young girl from Ohio Nan Britton too WARREN! How long has this been going on???? Only 17 years… give or take
…and we didn’t even mention the prohibition time drinking…
And remember, I was not the sharpest tool in the shed…so I appointed a bright administration (a major theoretical shift) and brought in some buddies of mine from Ohio to help me out – The Ohio Gang
Unfortunately, there was corruption during my administration. Most famously the Teapot Dome Scandal
In exchange, he received money and cattle from oil companies!
Late July, 1923 Harding developed a bad case of food poisoning while traveling from Alaska to San Francisco. He died on Aug. 2, 1923 from either pneumonia (which he developed while in the hospital) or a heart attack. His wife would not allow an autopsy.
Coolidge kept most of Harding’s cabinet but weeded out the corrupt Ohio Gang
- Put business people on regulation boards - Appointed Supreme Court justices who ruled against progressive reforms - Appointed conservatives to powerful cabinet positions