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Warren G. Harding was the 29th president of the United States. Historians think he was one of the worst presidents, even worse than Dubya. He appointed many corrupt men to important positions. His presidency involved a series of scandals the worst being the infamous Teapot Dome Scandal. If he didn’t know these men were corrupt he looks incompetent. If he knew he was corrupt. At least he was socially liberal, supporting a bill that would have banned lynchings.

He is the only president to have been confirmed to have had an illegitimate child through an adulterous affair, which was DNA proven in 2015. When he died, his wife refused to have an autopsy, which given Harding's philandering, seems suspicious nowadays...Was Harding killed by a jealous wife for his affairs?

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • First president elected with women's votes.
  • Fought for African American rights and equality
  • Was part of the Treaty of Versailles that officially ended World War I
  • Pardoned Eugene V. Debs who had been arrested for speaking out against the war
  • Numerous foreign treaties

Cons

  • Presidency was plagued with scandals
  • Battle of Blair Mountain, first air attack on North American soil
  • Ran one of the most corrupt administrations
  • Gave out massive tax breaks to the wealthy (Sound familiar?)
  • Appointed his rich friends to positions they were unqualified for
  • The Teapot Dome scandal
  • Had a boat load of extramarital affairs, one of which resulted in a daughter
  • Threw Whiskey-fueled poker parties in the White House DURING prohibition!
  • Gambled away the White House china set
  • 1918 Babel Proclamation

References

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