Jesse Tarbert on When Good Government Meant Big Government: American Politics in the 1920s

Jesse Tarbert discusses a time in the 1920s when good government meant big government. He explains how the Republican party sought to make the federal government run like a large corporation while the Democrats attempted to keep the federal government small and state level government strong.

Banner image: Nation's Business, June 1921. See the full issue in the Hagley Digital Archive.

Jesse Tarbert is a Ph.D. candidate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.