Presentation on theme: "Politics in the 1920s Normalcy and Good Times From War to Normalcy A Return to Normalcy? Major Issues of Campaign League of Nations Economic problems."— Presentation transcript:
Harding’s Economic agenda Conservative economic agenda Tax cuts (Trickle down economics) Government’s role should be limited and should stay out of business (laissez faire) Reduced the national debt by making government smaller High Tariffs
Harding’s Scandals "Ohio Gang" Teapot Dome Veteran’s Bureau scandal Resignation of Attorney General Harry Daugherty
Coolidge Administration “Silent Cal” “The chief business of the American people is business” The Farm Crisis Vetoes McNary-Haugen Bill
Harding Coolidge “Ohio Gang” Scandals & Corruption Campaigned on a return to Normalcy Died in office (1923) Senator from Ohio Governor from Massachusetts Harding’s V.P. Brought integrity and honesty to presidency “Silent Cal” Small Gov’t Laissez-faire Capitalism Tax Cuts Republicans Sec. of Treasury was Mellon Comparing Harding to Coolidge
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