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Catherine Clement July 12, 2007 AMH2020 Homework 1. Historians have labeled the decade of the 1920s as the “roaring 20s” for many reasons. There was increased availability of many items, including cars, radios, and vacuum cleaners. There was very low unemployment, installment buying, more people buying stocks, and the spread of welfare capitalism. All of these factors led to booming economy that was more consumer oriented. There were also social changes that were propelled by the economic changes. Women were beginning to have more equality in marriage and more freedom for single women. 2. Harding used politics for political gain. The republican political machine had chosen him because they knew that they could control him. He included intellectual men in his cabinet, because he knew his limitations. He made sure his “boys” had jobs in his administration, and continued to socialize with them. Coolidge believed that the best government was the one that governed lest, and that the welfare of the country was
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Unformatted text preview: dependent on the people’s willingness to work hard, be honest, and to live within their means. He was never seen partying, and was never around alcohol. Hoover did not see government as a dynamic economic force. He envisioned an economy based on the principle of association. Each of the groups of industries would form a trade association whose members would share information. He saw the nation’s vies emerging to see corporation over competition, negotiation over conflict, and public service over selfishness. 3. Moral traditionalists believed that racially inferior and morally suspect foreigners were overrunning the country. They fought bitterly against the growing power of urban, ethnic constituencies. They battled hard to protect religion’s authority against the inroads of science and to purge the nation of “inferior” population streams. In the process, they arrayed themselves against American traditions of liberty and equality....
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