Getting Over the War

Warren G. Harding "Return to Normalcy" 1920's

Warren G. Harding's Speech

In Warren G. Harding's "Return to Normalcy" speech he is basically telling the people that America'a role should not be that of a peace keeper, trying to solve and prevent problems in other countries when America has its own baggage to take care of. He tells the people that the nations focus should be in the restoration of balance (normalcy) it once held as he stated "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrum but normalcy..."

Harding is trying to explain that one should not just rely in the government for an answer and a solution to the problems that are present. Instead he suggest the cooperation of the people in which help should be provided to the government as well. Thinking of it being a leading example and great improvement ever accomplished with the absence of armed forces present.

Harding also talks about the ability to stop World Domination with military advances but the stopping of a persons way of life is a whole other thing. Like shooting and then trying to stop a bullet heading straight your way.

Warren G. Harding: "Return to Normalcy"

Money problems

During Harding's presidency he took under his wing evil, corrupt, and greedy people. Later on he discovers (because he had no idea) that the people he thought of as good politicians and higher ups were just bringing America down by lowering taxes and making the tariffs higher causing the trading to lower. Middle-class and Lower-class get poorer and Higher-class gets richer.

The Normal: The Roaring Twenties

At this point in time America had finally started to modernize and grow with technological advances like pilot communications, stainless steal, wrist watch, and much more due to the World War. With men off at war women had to step up and take many of the places and jobs but with it came the opportunity of education to the modern woman.

Once returning from the war dance halls, movie places, and radio empires were created to entertain the people that had too much time on their hands.

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My Quotes

If there is no struggle, there is no progress - Frederick Douglass

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future - John F. Kennedy


I chose the word aberration because it means a deviation from the normal, expected, or usual. With the world wars end new promises were held and modernization took place. New clothes, New technologies, New gender roles advances.