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  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. This led to bootleggers, illegal clubs called speakeasies, and organized crimes with leaders like Al Capone.
  • Lenin's Communist State and Red Scare

    Lenin's Communist State and Red Scare
    Spanning from early 1919 to 1920, many Americans were frightened by anarchist groups like the Bolsheviks. It was an era of fear, racism, riots, and deportation of foreign radicals. Americans during this time were very fearful of Communism.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    These were endeavors by the United States Department of Justice to arrest anarchists and deport them. Named after the leader, Alexander Mitchell Palmer, the raids took place mainly in November 1919 and January 1920. In the end, under 600 people were deported.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act was made to reinforce the 18th Amendment. It did so by giving the task of patrolling borders and coastlines to approximately 1,500 federal and local police. However, there wasn't much success with the tens of thousands of miles of borders.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Nicola Sacco and Bartelomeo Vanzetti were two anarchists who were charged with the murder and robbery of two men in South Braintree, Massachusetts. There was no hard evidence against them, but due to prejudice, they were found guilty and sentenced to death. Still today, there is dispute over the trial.
  • 19th Amendment ratified

    19th Amendment ratified
    The 19th Amendment prohibits the states to deny voting rights to any citizen because of their sex. It was obviously for women's voting rights.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The government set aside Teapot Dome, a place with oil, for the U.S. navy. Albert B. Fall, Secretary of the Interior Department, somehow transfered the land to the Interior. He then leased it to oil companies and earned a lot of mney. People found out and he was convicted of bribery.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins Act, or Immigration Act of 1924, limited the number of immigrants allowed into the country. It lowered the amount from 3% of the country to 2%.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Tennessee, taught evolution in his class, against Tennessee's law against teaching evolution. He was convicted, found guilty, and charged $100.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh wanted a $25,000 prize for the person who first flew over the Atlantic Ocean solo. He set off from New York on May 20, and landed in Paris 33 hours later. He was immediately an idol.
  • Premiere of The Jazz Singer

    Premiere of The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer was a musical and the first movie with talking in it. The first words spoken were, "Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet."
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover elected President
    In 1928, the election for the 31st President took place. Hoover was the Republican nominee, against the Democrat, Al Smith. Hoover won by a big majority and went into office on March 4, 1929
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The great era of the Roaring Twenties, led to a terrible moment of very quick downfall, the crash of the Stock Market. The first day of extreme fall was called Black Tuesday, and then the second day, which made it even worse, was Black Thursday. The Stock Market didn't recover fully until 1954.