Politics and Government of the 1920s <ul><li>Faith S, Drew P, Liza F, Julian O </li></ul>
Presidents <ul><li>Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921 </li></ul><ul><li>Warren G. Harding: 1921-1923 (died in office) </li></ul><ul...
Woodrow Wilson <ul><li>Fourteen Point Speech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dictated foreign policy for rest of American History </...
Warren G. Harding <ul><li>Increased nativism </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Naval Conference-set limits on military build up...
Calvin Coolidge <ul><li>Came into office after death of Harding </li></ul><ul><li>Popular president to middle-class </li><...
Herbert Hoover <ul><li>Pro-business campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Market Crash (just 8 months into presidency)  </li></...
Media <ul><li>Harding election covered by press-new type of campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Age-demonstrates new influe...
Works Cited “ Calvin Coolidge.”  Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/...
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1920s Politics and History Overview

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An overview of what was happening politically in the 1920s. (The Great Gatsby background.)

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1920s Politics and History Overview

  1. 1. Politics and Government of the 1920s <ul><li>Faith S, Drew P, Liza F, Julian O </li></ul>
  2. 2. Presidents <ul><li>Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921 </li></ul><ul><li>Warren G. Harding: 1921-1923 (died in office) </li></ul><ul><li>Calvin Coolidge: 1923-1929 </li></ul><ul><li>Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Woodrow Wilson <ul><li>Fourteen Point Speech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dictated foreign policy for rest of American History </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1915: first transatlantic radiotelephone communication </li></ul><ul><li>Women granted right to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibition passed by Congress over Wilson’s veto </li></ul>
  4. 4. Warren G. Harding <ul><li>Increased nativism </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Naval Conference-set limits on military build up around world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>precursor to modern nuclear limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teapot Dome Scandal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>oil scandal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatest scandal in American history until Watergate Scandal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary of Department of Interior privately leased American oil fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>supposed to be used as oil reserves for Navy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>accepted bribes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Calvin Coolidge <ul><li>Came into office after death of Harding </li></ul><ul><li>Popular president to middle-class </li></ul><ul><li>Laissez faire government policy </li></ul><ul><li>529 press conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid economic growth during presidency-Roaring Twenties </li></ul><ul><li>In favor of civil rights-KKK lost influence during presidency </li></ul>
  6. 6. Herbert Hoover <ul><li>Pro-business campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Market Crash (just 8 months into presidency) </li></ul><ul><li>Stance on economy largely based on voluntarism </li></ul>
  7. 7. Media <ul><li>Harding election covered by press-new type of campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Age-demonstrates new influences of media </li></ul><ul><li>Coolidge-first to deliver speech by radio </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited “ Calvin Coolidge.” Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌Calvin_Coolidge>. “ Herbert Hoover.” Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌Herbert_Hoover>. Listening to the Radio, 1920s style. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/‌public/‌default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=34&s=264&ai=75187&arch=y&ssd=10/‌1/‌2008%2012:01:00%20PM>. President Calvin Coolidge facing press photographers. 1924. Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. “ Roaring Twenties.” Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌The_Roaring_20’s>. Votes-women. N.d. The Pink Flamingo . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. Wall street. 1929. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. “ Warren G. Harding.” Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌Warren_G._Harding>. “ Woodrow Wilson.” Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌Woodrow_Wilson>.

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