By David Pietrusza
The presidential election of 1920 was once between history’s such a lot dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White apartment. With electorate picking among Wilson’s League of countries and Harding’s front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election formed sleek the US. girls received the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by way of four to at least one, as citizens witnessed the 1st vast newsreel insurance, sleek crusade advertisements, and effects broadcast on radio. the USA had develop into an city state: cars, mass creation, chain shops, and straightforward credits remodeled the economic climate. 1920 paints a brilliant portrait of the USA, beset via the pink Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity’s threshold.</Div>
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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza