"Opportunity does not come knocking. It is usually running down the street, you have to chase and tackle it." - Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee County.
Harding and Coolidge weren't puppets for the Establishment, but they didn't do anything to end the Fed. Then Hoover, though somewhat reluctant, began to implement the New Deal before FDR ever got in there. It was under FDR though, fully under the control of the Establishment, and fully committed to destroying America's foundation, that the Establishment was able to rewrite the Constitution and transform America from a Republic to a Democracy.
Every President since FDR has been an Establishment puppet. The only one to stand up to them at all was JFK, and he paid for that with his life.
The 20th century is a sad tale of deception, takeover, and decline for the United States of America. Most Americans would disagree with that, but then again most Americans have been indoctrinated in government schools who teach a curriculum fashioned by the Establishment - it is no wonder most Americans haven't the foggiest notion about the principles of freedom and the importance of our founding.