Republican ascendancy: politics in the 1920s
- After World War I, Americans were ready for “a return to normalcy." Republican President Warren Harding offered them just that.
- Under the guidance of his big-business backers, Harding’s policies supported businesses at home and isolation from foreign affairs.
- After Harding's death in 1923, Calvin Coolidge continued his policy legacy in much the same vein.
- The Teapot Dome scandal was the bribery scandal involving Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in 1923.