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Politics in the Roaring Twenties Why did the Republican Party dominate national politics during the decade? What was attractive about "normalcy"? What was wrong with the Democrats? What lesson might political parties learn from their dysfunction? Why do political parties periodically find it difficult to avoid this sort of internal division? What were the positives and negatives of the pro-business policies pursued by the decade’s republican presidents? What statistics support these conclusions? Must “pro-business” policies always lead to these sorts of divergent results? (economic growth, maldistribution of income) What led to the corruption of the decade? Was it the fault of Harding or of his pro-business policies?