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Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, between 1921 and 1923. He was in Ohio in 1865, the eldest of eight children. He from college in 1882, aged 17, and worked as a teacher and insurance agent. He then tried his at journalism and in 1886 he bought a failing newspaper for $300. This him to make a name for himself in Ohio politics.

Harding was to the U.S. Senate in 1915 and served two terms until his inauguration as President in 1921. While in the Senate, he opposed President Wilson’s League of Nations and 134 bills. Historians say he had an “unremarkable” career in the Senate. He spoke, he introduced no major bills and his attendance was “not the ”.

An Ohio admirer, Harry Daugherty, began to Harding for the 1920 Republican nomination because he said, "He like a President." He won the Republican ticket and went to win the Presidential election by an enormous landslide of 60 percent of the vote. Harding got rid of wartime controls, slashed taxes, restored the high tariffs, and restricted immigration.

By 1923 the postwar depression way to new prosperity. Newspapers hailed Harding as a statesman carrying out his campaign promise of "Less government in business and business in government." The nation’s unemployment halved his administration. Despite all this, historians believe Harding is one of the Presidents. In 1923, he died in San Francisco of a heart attack.

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