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1 THE ROARING TWENTIES SECTION 1: POLITICS AND PROSPERITY

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3 POST WWI AMERICA  WWI helped economy a great deal  Demobilization- transition from wartime to peacetime production levels  Economy faced serious recession  Economic slump  Did not last long

4 UNION MOVEMENT  Seattle General Strike – 35,000 shipyard workers walked off the job.  Boston Police Strike – 75% of the Boston Police force went on strike  Strike backfired when police commissioner didn’t hire them back

5 UNION MOVEMENT  Steel Strike – 365,000 Steel workers in Western PA  Steel companies fought against it  Coal Miners Strike – 400,000 men

6 STOP AND THINK  What is a recession and why did it occur after WWI?  List 3 different strikes that took place.  What were Unions fighting for?

7  1920 Election  Warren G. Harding-Republican  Very Pro Business!  Campaign slogan- “Return to Normalcy”

8 “THE OHIO GANG”  Harding brought in his “good buddies” to be his cabinet  Corruption ran rampant during his presidency  Charles Forbes- made head of Veterans Bureau  Stole millions from bureau  Harding eventually dies of heart attack while in office.

9  Came out after Harding died…blemishes his presidency  Albert Fall- Secretary of the Interior  Leased government oil fields to two businessmen in exchange for a large sum of money  Fall was the first cabinet member to ever see jail time

10 STOP AND THINK  What was Warren G. Harding’s campaign slogan and what did it mean?  What was the Ohio Gang? Why was this their nickname?  Explain the Teapot Dome Scandal.

11 PLEASE DO NOW! CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK You can create a song/rap/poem that includes the words: “Warren G. Harding, recession, return to normalcy, Ohio Gang, Teapot Dome Scandal” (SONG/POEM MUST RYHME and MUST BE AT LEAST 10 LINES) **OR** Draw a picture that somehow references the following: “Warren G. Harding, Ohio Gang, Teapot Dome Scandal” (MUST INCLUDE ALL THREE ITEMS)  Please Underline all references  10 points  Due tomorrow!


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