Harding and Coolidge's Presidencies
By: Bradley, Nathan and JT
What is Isolationism?
a limited role for the nation in world affairs, many Americans did not want the United States to be involved with the rest of the worlds affairs. America supported world peace but did not join the League of Nations. Many Americans supported this idea of not getting involved.
Why were Harding’s and Coolidge’s presidencies known to return to isolationism and fundamentalism?
Ohio Gang and The Teapot Dome Scandal
Harding appointed many friends and supporters to government jobs. Many of the appointees were unqualified and committed felonies; Forbes stole funding from the Veterans Bureau. Daugherty was accused of taking bribes. Albert Fall who was involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal secretly leased government oil reserves in Elk Hills, California, and Teapot Dome, Wyoming. He was sent to prison after being caught and was the first cabinet officer to go to jail. This incident became a symbol of corruption in the Harding administration and of government corruption and scandal in general. This was one of the biggest scandals that ruined Harding's reputation.