Harding appointed some very qualified people to his administration. However, he also appointed several less qualified people from his home state of Ohio who eventually engaged in a host of corrupt activities for personal gain.
“ OHIO GANG”
Teapot Dome Scandal….
Harding’s Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall gained control of the government oil fields…
Fall had been given $125,000 and hundreds of thoroughbred cattle from the oil companies. He was found guilty of
Fall was the first cabinet member to be convicted of a crime while in office.
Secretly leased them to oil co. Bribery & Spent 1 year in Jail !!!
Pres. Calvin Coolidge
Harding’s death in 1923 brought Coolidge to the presidency.
In 1924, Americans voted to
Coolidge’s business policy was laissez faire :
Between 1921and 1929 the output of industry nearly Doubled
“ Keep cool with Coolidge” Government stays out
“ Silent Cal” The business of America is…. BUSINESS!!!!
Congress was controlled by the Republican party
Did everyone benefit from Coolidge’s business policies?
No, farmers and unionized workers saw their standard of living drop
Coolidge did not run again opening the door for Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover Hoover was a self-made man who had made his first million before he was 40 I believed in rugged Individualism!!!
Hoover personified the Republican
Party whose strength lied in….
Midwest was the heartland
The “ Happy Warrior ” -Alfred Smith RAN AGAINST HOOVER IN THE 1928 ELECTION!!! 1 ST CATHOLIC TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY
The Election of 1928
HOOVER FOR PRESIDENT!!!
SMALL FEDERAL GOV’T
SMITH FOR PRESIDENT!!!
PRO- PUBLIC HEALTH
GOV’T CONTROL SOME INDUSTRY
“ We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over POVERTY than ever before in the history of any land!!!” On election day the popular Hoover Swept 40 of the 48 states!!!!