Fraser(cross) 1920's timeline

  • Lenin/Red Scare

    Lenin/Red Scare
    Vladimir Lenin was a communist politician in Russia, He led the violent Bulsheviks' during the Russian civil war. The Red Scare began following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 and the patriotic years of World War I as anarchist violence and social agitation aggravated national, social, and political tensions.
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  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The 18th amendment to the U.S. constitution, also known as prohibition, made the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages legally prohibited. This paved the way for underground saloons and night clubs known as "speakeasies". It was annuled by the 21st amendment on December 5th, 1933.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act stated that any liquor that was for drinking, and was over 0.5% alcohol was illegal to manufacture, sell, or distribute. It also stated that any person who manufactured, sold, or distrubuted alcoholic beverages would be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer Raids were attempts by the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport radicals, especially anarchists, from the United States. They were led by the Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution stated that no state could deny a person the right to vote based on that person's sex. This made it possible for Women to vote.
  • Teapot Dome affair

    Teapot Dome affair
    Albert B Fall managed to get oir reserves in california, and wyoming transferred from the navy to the interior department. He then secretly leased the land to two private oil companies. Although fall claimed that these contracts were in the government's interest, he suddenly recieved more than $400,000 in "loans, bonds, and cash". he was later found guilty of bribery and became the first American to be convicted ofa felony while holding a cabinet post
  • Sacco & Vanzetti trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti trial
    Two Italian immigrants, who were also anarchists, were tried for the robbery of a shoe company in braintree, MA, and for the murder of the paymaster and security gaurd of the building. They were convicted and sentenced to death. The trial sparked protests because many believed sacco and vanzetti were innocent and were only found guilty because they were immigrants and anarchists
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins act limited the number of immigrants that could come to the U.S. The U.S. would only allow two percent of the number of foreign-born persons of such nationality in the continental United States in 1890 to immigrate to the country per year
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John scopes was arrested for teaching Evolution, which violated Tennesee's Butler Act. Scopes was found guilty, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    Charles lindbergh flew his plane known as "The spirit of St. Louis" from New York to Paris. He was a major promoter of commercial aviation in the U.S.
  • "The Jazz Singer" is released

    "The Jazz Singer" is released
    "The Jazz Singer" which starred Al Jolsen, was the first "talking" motion picture. This film paved the way for the age of "talkie" films. It also represented the jazz age of the 1920's.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover elected president
    In the 1928 presidential election, Herbert Hoover represented the Republican Party, and Al Smith represented the Democratic Party. Hoover won in a landslide victory.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    In early September 1929, stock prices peaked and then fell. confidence in the market began wavering, and some investors quickly sold their stocks and got out. On october 29, 1929, known as black tuesday, the market took a huge plunge as 16.4 million shares were dumped, and additional millions could not find buyers.