Ch33 terms - Pages 753-755 Warren G. Harding- president...

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Pages 753-755 Warren G. Harding- president elected in 1920, term riddled with corrupt officials as in the days of Grant. Well-liked, warm, friendly, yet mentally weak and inept. Charles Evans Hughes- masterful, imperious, incisive, brilliant secretary of state. Brought to the position a dominating if somewhat conservative leadership. Andrew W. Mellon- new Secretary of the Treasury under Harding. Lean and elderly, Pittsburgh aluminum king, multimillionaire, and collector of paintings. Herbert Hoover- famed feeder of the Belgians and wartime food administrator. Secretary of Commerce, energetic businessman and engineer, became president after Coolidge. Senator Albert B. Fall- scheming anticonservationist from New Mexico, secretary of the interior. One of the worst minds of the cabinet, guardian of the nation’s natural resources. Harry M. Daugherty- small-town layer but big-time crook in the “Ohio Gang”. Supposed to prosecute wrongdoers as attorney general. laissez-faire ” economics- not just to keep government hands out of business, but to help guide business along the path to profit. Put the courts and bureaus into the safekeeping of standpatters. William Howard Taft- Harding’s personal choice for chief justice. Preformed his duties ably and was more liberal than some of his cautious associates. Adkins v. Children Hospital (1923)- reversed the reasoning in Muller v. Oregon since women could now vote. Killed a federal child-labor law and stripped away many of labor’s gains. Pages 755-760 Esch-Cummins Transportation Act (1920)- encouraged private consolidation of the railroads. Pledged the ICC to their profitability, in order to save the railroads for the country. Merchant Marine Act (1920)- authorized the Shipping Board to sell much of the war fleet. Effort of government to pull up anchor and get out of the shipping business. Veterans Bureau (1921)- authorized to operate hospitals and provide vocational rehabilitation for the disabled. Veterans were among the nonbusiness group to reap the lasting gains from the war. Adjusted Compensation Act (Bonus Bill) (1924)- soldiers demanded wages for the time they
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course BIO 103 taught by Professor Harrison during the Fall '10 term at University of Jamestown.

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Ch33 terms - Pages 753-755 Warren G. Harding- president...

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