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Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, & Hoover

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Highlights the presidencies of the five men who led America in the early 20th century. Covers William H. Taft and the Progressive Party; Woodrow Wilson and World War I; Warren Harding's corrupt administration and the Teapot Dome scandal; Calvin Coolidge and the Roaring '20s and growing prejudices; and Herbert Hoover's ineffective response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.

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Runtime: 12 minutes 43 seconds

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