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The 1920s

The 1920s

Warren G. Harding in The 1920s

Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) was the 29th President of the United States. A personable, conservative senator from Ohio, Harding won the presidential election of 1920 in a landslide by promising a "return to normalcy" after World War I.

Harding's administration ended up plagued by corruption scandals, as many of the President's cronies used their high positions in government for illegal personal gain. Harding died of a heart attack less than three years into his term, before the worst revelations of corruption in his administration were revealed to the public. In retrospect, many historians rank Harding among the very worst presidents of all time.

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