Chapter 33 Questions

Chapter 33 Questions - Chapter 33 Questions 1. What basic...

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Chapter 33 Questions 1. What basic economic and political policies were pursued by the conservative Republican administration of the 1920s? The Republican administrations of the prosperous 1920s pursued conservative, probusiness policies at home and economic unilateralism abroad. To name a few: probusiness government, hostility to progressive social and economic regulation, and high tariffs to isolate the American economy from the troubled world economy 2. What were the effects of America’s international economic and political isolationism in the 1920s? America's international economic and political isolationism eventually led to the Great Depression because America wasn't trading with other countries. This created the economy to decrease because America couldn't survive just with self production. American demands for strict repayment of war debts created international economic difficulties. The Dawes plan provided temporary relief, but the Hawley-Smoot Tariff proved devastating to international trade. 3. What weakness existed beneath the surface of the general 1920s prosperity, and how did these weaknesses help cause the great Depression? The Republican governments of the 1920s carried out active, probusiness policies while undermining much of the progressive legacy by neglect. The Washington Naval Conference indicated America’s desire to withdraw from international involvements. Sky-high tariffs protected America’s booming industry but caused severe economic troubles elsewhere in the world. 4. Why were liberal or “progressive” politics so weak in the 1920s? Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of La Follette and Smith as challengers to the Republicans in 1924 and 1928. As the Harding scandals broke, Harding died and the puritanical Calvin Coolidge took office, thus avoiding political repercussions for the Republicans. Bitterly feuding Democrats and La Follette progressives fell easy victims to Republican-managed prosperity. 5. The three Republican presidents of the 1920s are usually lumped together as essentially identical in outlook. Is it right to see them that way, or were there personal or political differences between them at all significant? During the 1920s there were three Republican Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover. They
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