Presidents In The 1920's

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Presidents of the United States encountered affairs that determined their legacies and how they were remembered throughout the nation. When looking back in history, the presidents were remembered for serving during important events and the solutions they produced to resolve the issues. Most were not remembered based on their characteristics, but on how well they lead the nation during difficult dilemmas. The particular circumstance involving economic situations, world affairs, or social issues that occurred between the twentieth through the twenty-first century shaped the presidency more than the person in office.
World-wide occurrences forced the presidents to intervene, affecting their term. One of the first world major events in the 1900’s
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The 1920’s marked a great year for the American people and Calvin Coolidge was the man that led the country through most of the economic prosperity. Following Warren Harding, whose term was remembered for the Teapot Dome Scandal coming from one of Harding’s secretary, Coolidge “cleaned up the rampant corruption of the Harding administration and provided a model of stability and respectability for the American people in an era of fast-paced modernization.” (“Calvin Coolidge”) America remembers Coolidge’s term as the “Coolidge prosperity” because he manage to keep the economic success of the 1920’s. Less than a year since Coolidge left office in 1929, during Herbert Hoover’s term, the stock market crashed. Large companies went bankrupt and left many Americans jobless leading toward to a decade economic struggle called the Great Depression. Hoover, who served as the secretary of commerce, believed that the economic downfall would improve overtime and offered little federal funding. Although Coolidge “recognized that he bore some responsibility for the severe economic downturn,” (“Calvin Coolidge”) Hoover was the president during the downfall and was blamed for the economic hardship. The country then turn to Franklin Roosevelt for relief to the Great Depression. President Roosevelt was remembered for making the Great Depression easier to bear by creating a series of New Deal. Although he was …show more content…
Civil rights activists increased rapidly and emerged into an important social issue. Nation’s school was the first target of the civil rights movement and eventually caused the desegregation of the schools. Eisenhower and his administration was known for proposing the first civil rights legislation and created the Commission for Civil Rights. The next president, John F. Kennedy “took vigorous action in the cause of equal rights, calling for new civil rights legislation.” (Freidel and Sidey) that achieved full legal equality. He also appointed many African-Americans into high level position while strengthening the Civil Rights commission. Racial discrimination was coming closer to an end when in 2008, Barack Obama was the first elected black president of the United States. Although social issues still exist today, without the efforts of Eisenhower and Kennedy, racial segregation would have divided the United

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