Warren G. Harding

Harding only served as a U.S. president for two years before he died. Illegal financial scandals and administration cheating on personal earning was discovered after he passed.

He rewarded his loyal friends with important government posts and they betrayed his trust. Also his own personal scandals created a little bit of issues. Although he was married to Florence Mabel Kling, but his involvement with two other ladies had left a remark on his reputation.

Apparently and according to historian standards, he was a tall, handsome and good looking president. Before his job in politics, Harding was a newspaper publisher in his early twenties. The newspaper called Marion Star. He worked for 12 years campaigning for Republican and his career in politics, he was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 1900. Harding spent two years as a state senator.

Two things that helped Harding get elected as a president was that he supported Prohibition of Alcohol and woman’s right to vote. He was against both, however he decided to promote these two which helped him become the president. He became president in the first election which women had a right to vote.

He promised his supporters “America First” in his election, and as he promised when he became the president, immigration was restricted, Tariffs on imported good were raise and he signed Budget and Accounting Act which stricter accounting practices in developing the annual federal budget which led to more savings.

Harding became the first president to visit Alaska, when the territory was not a state.  Alaska became a state in 1959. This was a visit as a part of a tour Harding took with the first lady and on his way back to Seattle, he suddenly became ill. His physician called it a food poisoning and refused to let any other doctor to examine him and convinced army surgeons that the president suffered a heart attack. Harding continued on the trip and died on August 2, 1923, in San Francisco.

 

 

 

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