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Fraser Konopka 1920's timeline

  • 18th Amendment Ratifieed

    18th Amendment Ratifieed
    The 18th amendment prohibited alcohol. The result of this was that many people broke the law to buy and sell alcohol by bootlegging and going to speakeasies. The Volstead Act enforced this amendment.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare
    Lenin was in control of communist Russia after World War I. He was the leader of the Bolsheviks. The Red Scare was an anti-communist panic. People were afraid of communists and anarchists.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act was put in place to enforce the 18th amendment, which prohibited the consumption of alcohol. It was repealed in 1933 along with other prohibition acts.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer raids were attacks on suspected Russian communists. A. Mitchell Palmer believed that communist agents from Russia were planning to overthrow U.S. govermnent. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists were arrested.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. Women were gaining more rights throughout the 20's. This amendment nearly doubled the U.S.'s voting population.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco were charged with the murder of two men and stealing money from them. There is debate as to whether or not they were innocent. They were convicted and executed.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The U.S. government set aside public oil rich land for the U.S. Navy to use. Albert B. Fall secretly leased the land to private oil companies. He recieved over 400,00 dollars that was supposed to be for the government. Fall was the first member of the cabinet to be convicted of a felony.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins Act severely restricted immigration to the United States. It excluded Asians from immigrating to America and it made it difficult for people from other countries, especially southern and eastern Europe, to immigrate to the U.S.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Butler act made it illegal to teach evolution. In the Scopes trial, John Scopes was accusesd of teaching it to his classroom. He was found guilty. William Jennings Bryan was the prosecutor, and Clarence Darrow defended Scopes.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses Atlanic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses Atlanic
    Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. He flew his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, from New York City to Paris. He did this in 33 hours.
  • The Jazz Singer is released

    The Jazz Singer is released
    The Jazz Singer was the first talking movie to ever be released. It starred Al Joslon and was directed by Alan Crosland. It was released in both a talking version and a silent version.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover elected president
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the U.S. Months after he took office in 1929, the stock market crashed
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The Stock Market Crashed in October of 1929. This was the beginning of the Great Depression.