Presidents of the 1920s
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presidents of the 1920s
1920’s presidents Himanshu Sharma
• He was the 29th president• Republicans in Congress easily got the Presidents signature on their bills• His Administration eliminated wartime controls and slashed taxes, established a Federal budget system, restored the high protective tariff, and imposed tight limitations upon immigration.
Return to Normalcy• A return to the way of life before World War I.
• On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people.• “His great task was to restore the dignity and prestige of the Presidency when it had reached the lowest ebb in our history ... in a time of extravagance and waste...." -Alfred E. Smith• Coolidge was both the most negative and remote of Presidents, and the most accessible.
The Business of America is Business• The meaning behind this statement is that the one thing America needed to focus on at the time was business and how to expand it.
• Months into his presidency the stock market collapsed.• He was used as a scapegoat or the depression.• He was badly defeated in 1932.
"Hoovervilles"• These were camp like towns built on the outskirts of large cities. They were built by people effected by the depression.