Politics of the 1920s
Harding Administration
Coolidge Administration
1. What do the events that occurred during Harding’s administration suggest about his leadership?
2. How was Harding’s effort to return to normalcy prevented?
3. What does this cartoon say about the reason
behind the scandals and corruption of the
Harding administration?
Trade and Arms Control
Agreement
Trade
Arms Control
Outlawed
War
Eased war
debt/reparations
Limited naval
forces
The Dawes
Plan
The
Washington
Conference
The KelloggBriand Act
The London
Naval Treaties
1. Although the US wanted to stay isolated, why was there a “myth of isolationism?”
2. What initiatives did the US take in the 1920s to help ensure peace in Europe?
3. Do you think legislating against war (trying to abolish it completely) will ever work? Explain.
4. Why do you think efforts to legislate against war through the Kellogg-Briand pact failed?
5. What might happen today if the US and other nations followed the idea of the Kellogg-Briand Act?
Limited land
forces
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Politics of the 1920s