The Roaring Twenties

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What was a key focus of progressive politics in the 1910s?

Which president originally led the progressive movement in the United States?

What significant right did women gain in the 1920s?

Who led the United States into World War I?

What organization was proposed to seek peaceful resolutions to conflicts after World War I?

Why was Woodrow Wilson unable to win the support of the Republican-controlled Congress for the League of Nations?

What characterized the governing politics in the United States during the 1920s?

Which political party marked the shift from liberal progressivism to conservatism in the 1920s in the United States?

Who succeeded Warren G. Harding as the President of the United States?

Which scandal marred Warren G. Harding's administration?

Who is associated with the economic prosperity of the Roaring 20s?

Which president's policies of high tariffs on imported goods boosted American businesses and household expendable funds?

Which candidate promised continued prosperity and technological advancement in the 1928 election?

Who was the Republican nominee in the 1920 election?

Which event led to the end of the Roaring 20s prosperity?

Summary

The Political Landscape of the 1920s in the United States

  • German and Irish immigrants, politically active in the US, opposed the League of Nations due to economic and political troubles in their homelands.
  • Republican nominee Warren G. Harding and his running mate Calvin Coolidge won the 1920 election, marking the shift from liberal progressivism to conservatism in American politics.
  • Harding's "return to normalcy" campaign promised to revive the economy post-WWI and address the job market strain.
  • Harding's administration was marred by the Teapot Dome Scandal, involving corruption in the Department of the Interior.
  • Despite the scandal, the Republican Party remained popular, and Harding's economic policies were successful.
  • Calvin Coolidge succeeded Harding, continuing tax cuts and promoting a pro-business stance, leading to economic prosperity in the "Roaring 20s."
  • Herbert Hoover, the Republican candidate in 1928, promised continued prosperity and technological advancement, but the stock market crash led to the Great Depression.
  • Coolidge's policies of high tariffs on imported goods boosted American businesses and household expendable funds.
  • Harding's presidency was compared to Ulysses S. Grant's due to corruption scandals in both administrations.
  • Coolidge is remembered for his pro-business stance and is associated with the economic prosperity of the Roaring 20s.
  • Hoover's presidency was short-lived due to the onset of the Great Depression, marking the end of the Roaring 20s prosperity.
  • The 1920s saw a shift from liberal progressivism to conservative ideologies, shaping the political landscape of the era.

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Test your knowledge of the political landscape of the 1920s in the United States with this quiz. Explore topics such as the shift from progressivism to conservatism, key political figures like Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, and the impact of events such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and the Great Depression.

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