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    1919-1929 Timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment banned the manufacturing, disrtibution, and transportation of alcohol(also known as Prohibition). This amendment was made because many women and children were being beat by men that would come home drunk. This amendment was repealed by the 21st amendment in 1933, and it is the only amendment to have ever been repealed.
  • Palmer Raids

    The Palmer Raids were attempts to arrest anarchists by the United States Department of Justice. Raids and arrests were made under the leadership of attorney Mitchell Palmer. The raids happened mainly in the period right after WWI called the Red Scare. They also happened in January 1920.
  • Vostead Act

    This act was written by Andrew Volstead and was also called the National Prohibition Act. This law banned the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of beverages with more than o.5% alcohol. A result of this act was the start of gangs and more crime.
  • Red Scare

    The Red Scare was about the socialist and worker revolution. It began following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917. The Red Scare was a nationwide antiracial movement during the very patriotic times after WWI.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment made it illegal for any state to deny the right to vote to people of any gender, therefore granting women with the right to vote. President Woodrow Wilson announced his support for this amendment on January 9, 1918.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of murder. They were killed on August 23, 1927 by the electric chair. They were truly innocent but were falsely charged because of their nationality and political views.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    The Teapot Dome was an oil field on public land in Wyoming. The Teapot Dome Affair was a bribery scandal during the administration of president Warren G. Harding. They were transferring all of the oil deposits to the Department of the Interior from the U.S. Navy Department. Albert B. Fall then sold the oil deposits to Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny.
  • National Origins Act

    This act was a law that limited the amount of immigration to the United States. This law restricted immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, and pretty much banned Asians and other nonwhites from coming to the United States. This act was abolished by congress in the 1960s.
  • Scopes Trial

    John Scopes was a highshcool biology teacher in Tennessee. He was convicted of teaching the theories of evolution, which violated Tennessee's Butler Act. He was found guilty, but the verdict was overturned, and he was never tried again. Many people saw this as a win for the theories of evolution.
  • Charles Lindberg Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Augustus Lindberg flew a plane nonstop from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. It was about a 3,600 mile trip that took 33.5 hours. He was after the Orteig Prize; 6 other men died trying to get that prize.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer was the first movie with spoken vioces in it. The movie was released in New York, and the voice of the person belonged to Al Jolson. The reaction by the audience was immediate, Everyone was standing and clapping and cheering.
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover was elected the 31st President of the United States on March 4, 1929. He served one term and it ended March 3, 1933. He was president while the stock market crashed and at the beginning of the Great Depression. He was also criticized for doing very little during these times of crisis.
  • Stock Market Crash

    After WWI there were so many new inventions and things to buy in the United States. The economy was rising very quickly. People didn't always have the money to buy things they wanted so people started to buy using credit. Many people bought stock on credit, and when the stocks when down and the people couldn't pay back their brokers, the stock market crashed. A huge number of people tried to sell their stocks because the prices of them all plummeted.