1920s timeline-Andrea Krzezewski

  • 18th Ammendment

    This amendment prohibited the maufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcohol. One year later, this amendment was enacted into the National Prohibition Act of 1920.
  • Volstead Act

    This act enforced the 18th amendment, which prohibited alcohol. President Woodrow Wilson attempted to veto the Volstead Act, but the Senate overrode the veto.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were charged of killing two men in a payroll robbery. Police found out that they owned pistols and lied about being anarchists. The murder case was weak and a Portuguese gangster confessed to the payroll killing, but Lowell's Committee found them guilty and executed them.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    This amendment gave women the right to vote, and the goverment struck down a law for a minimum wage for women. Women could now find work in offices, switchboards, typing pools, and stores.
  • Palmer Raids

    The Palmer Raids were raids on Russian unions. These raids destroyed Palmer's policitcal career and he was viewed as a threat to the civil rights and liberties of all Americans.
  • Red Scare

    This was the Anti-Communist panic that swept across the nation. Many Americans viewed immigrants as radicals, disloyal, and communists. The Red Scare followed World War I and some anarchist bombings.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    President Warren Harding appointed Albert Fall as secretary of the interior and persauded Edwin Denby to take responsiblilty for Naval Reserves at Elk Hills and Teapot Dome. He then let Harry F. Sinclair lease part of the Naval Reserces and tried to keep it a secret, until people found out he was spending a lot of money. Many investigations were done and Sinclair was sentenced to 6 months in prison, while Fall was sentenced to 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine,
  • National Origins Act

    This act excluded Asian Americans and made it even more difficult for others to immigrate into the U.S. This policy stayed in effect until the 1960s.
  • Scopes Trial

    John Thomas Scopes, a biology teacher, was arrested for violating an act of the state legislature of teaching evolution in schools. 3 boys testified that they were there while Scopes taught evolution and after an 11 day trial, the jury found Scopes guilty and fined him $100. During the trial, a radio transmitter was installed and this became the 1st trial to be broadcast to the nation.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    He was the 1st person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, nonstop. Lindbergh gained immediate fame and was given the names "Lucky Lindy" and "Lone Eagle".
  • The Jazz Singer is released (1st talking movie)

    This was the 1st talking movie that was 89 minutes long. This was a Warner Brothers Production and included the famous line, "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    He had no elected office experiance or military rank. After 8 months is office, the stock market crashed and he failed trying to soothe the Great Depressions with volunteer efforts For this reason, he is ranked poorly among former U.S. presidents.
  • Stock Market Crash

    This was also known as the Great Crash and it was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States. The Thursday through Tuesday of this week were called "black".