1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza

By David Pietrusza

The presidential election of 1920 used to be between history’s so much dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White residence. With electorate settling on among Wilson’s League of countries and Harding’s front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election formed smooth the United States. ladies received the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats through four to at least one, as citizens witnessed the 1st vast newsreel assurance, smooth crusade advertisements, and effects broadcast on radio. the USA had turn into an city state: cars, mass construction, chain shops, and simple credits remodeled the economic system. 1920 paints a bright portrait of the United States, beset by means of the pink Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity’s threshold.</Div>

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As well as wheat, a substantial element in the grain production of the empire was barley, with smaller amounts of millet, regarded generally as inappropriate for human consumption. Probably from the fourth century hard wheats – with a greater proportion of protein per volume – were gradually replacing the soft wheats that had hitherto dominated Mediterranean cereal agriculture, with important consequences for both diet and cereal production in the centuries to follow. Where the climate allowed – predominantly along the coastal plains of the Aegean and Mediterranean and in some sheltered inland districts – fruit, vines, and olives were also cultivated, sometimes extensively and, in the case of olives and vines, sometimes as cash crops to meet the demand from urban markets both near and far.

Where the climate allowed – predominantly along the coastal plains of the Aegean and Mediterranean and in some sheltered inland districts – fruit, vines, and olives were also cultivated, sometimes extensively and, in the case of olives and vines, sometimes as cash crops to meet the demand from urban markets both near and far. Vegetables, pulses, and root crops were also cultivated throughout the region, usually on the basis of household garden plots rather than extensively, so that villages and towns were for the most part supplied with all the essentials of life – food, drink, clothing, the materials for housing and the livestock for transport – from their immediate hinterlands (Map 3).

There was also a praefectural arca or treasury that administered the main income from the assessment of land and produce. Department heads had staffs responsible for the accounts of their particular province. These departments could send out inspectors and other officials to supervise provincial and diocesan fiscal affairs, and they also despatched officials to collect arrears of tax. Taxes were raised in a variety of forms, but the most important regular tax was the land tax. This could be raised in money, although much of it was actually raised in kind – grains and other foodstuffs – and deposited in a vast network of state warehouses, where it could be drawn on by both soldiers and civil administrators, who received a large portion of their salaries in the form of rations.

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