Near the beginning of the book, the author mentions that Wilson was desperately ill when Harding was elected - then strongly implies that the Roaring Twenties just happened by itself.
Ever hear of the Depression of 1920-21? It was worse than the start of the Great Depression. 11% unemployment at a time when dad being out of work meant the family literally starved. WWI vets were rioting because the Fed didn't keep its promises. The KKK was at its peak. The Federal Government was segregated. The country faced a massive war debt.
In a bit more than a year, Harding turned the Depression into the most prosperous period in world history (at that time). The stopped the rioting and created the Department of Veterans. He took on the KKK. He desegregated the federal government. He paid off the war debt. He hosted the first International Peace Conference in history.
OK, he knocked up a 20 year old - who hasn't?
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