US Attitudes after WW1

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  • Attitudes after WW1
    • How did the experience change attitudes?
      • Wanted isolationism
      • 100,000 soldiers died
      • War weariness
      • US increasingly seen as a world power
    • Conservative attitudes
      • No more foreign entaglements
      • Politics less dominated by big political personalities
      • Less enthusiasm for gov. intervention
      • Warren G. Harding
        • Politics less dominated by big political personalities
        • Less enthusiasm for gov. intervention
        • Links to corruption
          • Teapot Dome scandal
            • Tarnished Harding's reputation
              • Surrounded by corruption
                • Details public after his death
            • Officials in Harding administration selling off oil exploration rights
              • Land owned by federal gov.
              • Knockdown prices
              • To their cronies
        • Elected 1920
        • Amiable political "fixer"
      • Democrats weakened
        • Wilson unpopular
          • LofN
        • Warren G. Harding
          • Links to corruption
            • Teapot Dome scandal
              • Tarnished Harding's reputation
                • Surrounded by corruption
                  • Details public after his death
              • Officials in Harding administration selling off oil exploration rights
                • Land owned by federal gov.
                • Knockdown prices
                • To their cronies
          • Elected 1920
          • Amiable political "fixer"
        • Republican domination
          • Attitudes changed
            • Progressive ideas lost force
            • Strongly conservative
            • Pro-business
    • Democrats weakened
      • Little success in the 1920s
      • Divisions within the party
        • West and South delegates
          • Supported prohibition
          • Little sympathy for those from big cities
            • Largely Catholic
            • Immigrants
            • Hostile to prohibition
      • Many progressives voted for La Follette
        • Instead of Democrat candidate in 1924
      • 1924 Democratic nomination
        • Al Smith
          • Governor of New York
          • Skilful, experienced politician
          • Divisive canditate
            • Catholic
            • Opposed prohibition (Wet)
          • Did well in big cities
          • Badly in South
            • Usually Democratic stronghold
    • 1925 Scopes Trial
      • High school teacher John Scopes
      • Accused of violating Tennessee'se Butler Act
        • Unlawful to teach evolution in state schools
      • Publicity to town
        • Big name lawyers
          • William Jennings Bryan
          • Clarence Darrow
            • Famed defence attorney
      • Publicised fundamentalist-modernist controversey
        • Theology contest
        • Modern science taught in schools?
  • Why die keeping peace elsewhere?
    • 100,000 soldiers died
  • German immigrants resentfull of the ToV
    • How did the experience change attitudes?
      • Wanted isolationism
      • War weariness
      • US increasingly seen as a world power
  • Constitution
    • No more foreign entaglements

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