Asdf Essay

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Domestic and Foreign Policies Harding • Domestic • Emergency Quota Act (1921): restricted immigration into the United States to 3% • Veterans Bureau Act (1921): established the Veterans Bureau • Fordney-McCumber Act (1922): increased the tariff rates contained in the previous Underwood-Simmons Tariff Act of 1913, to the highest level in the nation's history • Adkin's v. Children's Hospital (1923): a U.S. Supreme Court holding that federal minimum wage legislation for women was an unconstitutional infringement of liberty of contract. • Merchant Marine Act (1936): to further the development and maintenance of an adequate and well-balanced American merchant marine, to promote the commerce of the United States, to aid in the national defense, to repeal certain former legislation, and for other purposes. • Capper Volstead Act (1922): gave “associations” of persons producing agricultural products certain exemptions from antitrust laws. It is sometimes called the Magna Carta of Cooperation. • Esch-Cummings Transportation Act (1920): a federal law that returned railroads to private operation after WWI, with much regulation Foreign • Washington Naval Conference (1921): a military conference called by Harding. Regarded interests in the Pacific Ocean and East Asia. • Five Power Treaty (1921): a treaty among the major nations that had won WWI, which by the terms of the treaty agreed to prevent arms race by limiting naval construction. • Four Power Treaty (1921): signed by U.S., G.B., France, and Japan. All parties agreed to maintain the status quo in the Pacific, by respecting the Pacific holdings of the other countries signing the agreement, not seeking further territorial expansion, and mutual consultation with each other in the event of a dispute over territorial possessions. • Nine Power Treaty (1922): a treaty

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