Outline-The Twenties

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Lecture Outline—The Twenties America following the First World War Republican Resurgence—Warren G. Harding and the 1920 Election The Post-war American Economy o Postwar inflation and recession o Government relinquished control of the economy, cancels war contracts o Businesses dismantle wartime workers benefits and oppose unions o Huge rise in unemployment just as millions of veterans return from Europe Labor unrest and agitation—a wave of strikes: o Seattle Shipyard strike o Boston City Police strike o U.S. Steel strike The Red Scare o The effects of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty o The formation of the Comintern o Isolated acts of terrorism in 1919—mail bombs o Crackdown by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer—mass arrests and deportations The Dominance of the Republican Party Harding’s ‘Return to Normalcy” Scandals during the Harding Administration: o Harry Daugherty and the “Ohio Gang” o Charles Forbes and the Veteran’s Bureau o Albert Fall and the Teapot Dome Scandal
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