The Presidents of the USA
Warren Gamaliel Harding
Blooming Grove, OH
Teapot Dome and other scandals — 1923: Death in office
key background fact:
He had been a successful publisher of the Marion Star newspaper
Florence Kling DeWolfe (1891)
Ohio Central College
"America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."
actions & events
- 1921 Federal Highway Act - the age of the "motor car"
- 1922 Great Railway strike
- Bureau of Veterans Affairs
- Teapot Dome scandal and many others
- Tax cuts for the rich and the end of antitrust policies
- 1921 Budget Bureau
- 1921 Emergency Tariff
- 1922 Capper-Volstead Act: farmers unions allowed
- 1921 Knox–Porter Resolution: official end of war with Germany & Austria
- 1921-22 Naval Disarmament Conference to limit battleships
- The first publisher to become president.
- The highest ever percentage of vote in 1920 election: 60%
- The first president to visit Alaska and Canada.
Had suffered nervous breakdowns at age 24 and spent time in a sanitarium.
Organized liquor parties and poker nights in White House despite prohibition. Had countless mistresses.
Presided over one of the most corrupt administrations. Very popular as president, he was later regarded as one of the worst presidents. Hardworking though. He pushed a pro-business agenda.