Fraser Junak 1920's Timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. It was ratified on January 16, 1919 and repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933. The 18th Amendment remains the only Amendment to ever have been repealed.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    Vladimir Lenin founded the communist state in Russia. The Red Scare was about how after Russia left WWI they became a target from the U.S. because of their Communist believes and that they were going to take over America.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act was passed on Oct 18, 1919 and
    went into effect Feb 1, 1920. It outlawed the production and sale of alcoholic beverages unless for religious or medical purposes. Allowed for possession or use of alcoholic beverages in private homes with legally acquired alcohol.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer recruited John Edgar Hoover as his special assistant and together they used the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act to launch a campaign against radicals and left-wing organizations.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, Sacco and Vanzetti were executed on August 23, 1927.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    The 19th amendment was proposed on June 4, 1919. This amendment prohibited woman's right to vote.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    In the early part of the 20th century large oil reserves were discovered at Elk Hills, California and Teapot Dome, Wyoming. William Taft decided that this government owned land should be set aside for use of the United States Navy. Hearings on the Teapot Dome oil lease began October 15, 1923.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins Act was an American system of immigration quotas that had restricted immigration on the basis of existing parts of the population. The goal was to maintain the existing ethnic population of the United States. It had the effect of giving low quotas to Eastern and Southern Europe.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    In 1925 John Thomas Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, was arrested for violating an act of the state legislature which prohibited the teaching of evolution in schools. The jury found John Thomas Stopes guilty and the judge fined him $100.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him but Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone and nonstop.
  • 1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer is released

    1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer is released
    History was made in New York on October 6th, 1927 when the very first spoken voice in a feature film was heard. The reaction by the theatre audience was immediate – they rose to their feet, applauding ecstatically.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover elected president
    Hoover served as secretary of commerce for seven years and became the Republican presidential nominee in the Election of 1928. He was elected by an overwhelming majority. He died at 90 in New York City on October 20, 1964.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    From 1920 to 1929 stocks more than quadrupled in value. Many investors became convinced that stocks were a sure thing and borrowed heavily to invest more money in the market. Banks began failing by the hundreds in 1932 and 1933. Crucial mechanism hid commercial banks from stock market panics by banning banks from investing depositors' money in stocks.