Anna Presidents in the Jazz Age During

Anna LehmanMrs. CopenhaverAmerican History 21 February 2018  Republican Presidents in the Jazz Age During the roaring twenties, or Jazz Age, three republican presidents were consecutively elected to serve. Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover were a great part of the Jazz Age and made many decisions on how to handle the events at the time. Warren G. Harding, America’s 29th President, only served in office for two years, due to the inevitable Curse of Tippecanoe. He was nominated for the republican candidate seat because it was stated that nobody else was better for it, and their was a shortage of better suitors. He surprisingly won against James Cox, Democratic candidate, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt with the help of his campaign manager and later to be Attorney General, Harry Daughtery. He told the public he would bring a “return to normalcy” after the Great War. He wanted to end foreign involvement/ affairs after the war and he wanted to keep the peace in the country. He also believed in limiting immigration, enlarging the tariffs, and supporting business and the rich by lowering the income taxes. Harding’s “Ohio Gang” of cabinet members were so corrupt, although. He appointed very smart leaders, but most of them were close personal friends. Three scandals erupted for his half-term. The first, and probably most well know idea of corruption, was the Teapot Dome Scandal. Albert Fall, the Secretary of the Interior, illegally leased government land to oil companies to gain $400,000. Secondly, Charles Forbes, Secretary of Veterans Bureau, was accused of stealing money from the veteran’s funds. Lastly, Harry Daughtery was accused of accepting bribes and giving away government secrets. Surprisingly, Harding wasn’t involved or associated with any of these crimes. His two year term ended because of a sudden heart attack. Harding’s Vice President, Calvin Coolidge, immediately swore into office as soon as Harding died. Coolidge was known to be silent and pensive, and was not nearly as social as Warren G. Harding. He was known for wanting less government interference with people’s lives, therefore, he supported the idea of limited government. He was known to be honest. He raised tariffs, lowered income taxes, and supported big businesses. He also tried to limit government spending and vetoed laws regulating child labor or women’s pay. Mostly, Coolidge tried to investigate the scandals in Harding’s term. Overall, the very well-liked Coolidge, voted into office with 54% of the popular vote, had two very successful terms. Lastly, Herbert Hoover, our 31st President, was known for promoting business and government agreement. He was pro-prohibition, a Protestant, and a traditionalist. He was from a rural area and supported nativism. Herbert Hoover worked for the Food Administration Bureau during World War One, and easily became the president of the United States of America. He supported the idea of the “American Dream,” and he believed that individualism was the way to go. He was known to be very conservative and traditional in his beliefs. The three republicans from the Jazz Age were similar in some ways but different in others. They helped create America as we know it today through many different ways.