President Harding Elected

Democrats not in tune with sentiments at end of war. 'League of Nations', public more bothered with domestic post-war recession. Harding represented what people wanted a return to 'normalcy'.

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  • Why Warren G Harding was elected President.
      • Joining WWI was unpopular.
        • Went against Monroe Doctrine.
        • Many US lives lost, blamed on Democrats.
      • Return to isolationism wanted.
      • Defeat of League of Nations associated with Democrats.
      • Saw Wilson as too 'idealistic'.
      • After WWI people did not see much benefit from imperialism.
        • Harding more attractive, little interest in foreign affairs and wanted to avoid excessive.


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