Fraser DiStefano 1920 Timeline

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    Fraser DiStefano 1920 Timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    In 1919 the U.S. Constitution created this amendment to make intoxicating liquors illegal, and to ban the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. It is the only amendment to be repealed. The begining of
  • Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare
    It was a period of strong Anti-Communism. The American people feared what could happen, that possibly Russia would take over our government once WWII ended.
  • Volsted Act

    Volsted Act
    It went into afect on October 28, 1919. Alot of it is the same as the 18th amendment just adding pentalies. It clearly defined what constituted “intoxicating liquors”.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Also known as the Russian Revilotion, the attacks on communists were named after attorney general Mitchell Palmer. The people that were arrested were held without a trial.
  • 19th Amendment ratified

    19th Amendment ratified
    The 19th Amendment prohibits any state from denying any citizens the right to vote based on that citizen sex. Women fought and rallied for years before Woodrow Wilson showed his support for womens right to vote.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
    Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants, trial begain June 20, 1921. The reason for the trial was because they murdered a man and robbed a business. It was a highly political trial due to lack of evidence. The two men were executed on 8-23-1927.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The Teapot Dome affair started in 1921. Before Watergate it was the largest political scandal of the United States. President Harding gave control of the petroleum reserves to Albert Fall who then leased the Teapot Dome to another oil company.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    Also known as the Immegration Act of 1924, the law was made to decrease the amount of European immegrants into other countries. Americans were angry for losing their jobs to immegrants, people who were not citizens of the U.S.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John Scopes was a high school biology teacher in Tennesee who was put on trial for teaching his students about the evolution of man. He never served any time because the verdict was overturned. It was commonly known as the Scopes Monkey Trial.
  • 1st talking movie The Jazz Singer is realesed

    1st talking movie The Jazz Singer is realesed
    This is the first motion picture with sound. It was produce by Warner Brothers. The movie is about a young man becoming a famous jazz singer. This began the decline of silent movies.
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover elected President
    Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He was only in office 8 months when the stock market crash. Hoover is only one of two Presidents to be elected without electoral experience.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crased on october 29, 1929. One resaon the stock market crashed was because they got too expensive. This day also contributed to the great depression. Also known as Black Tuesday.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Lindbergh was the first pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. It took 33 1/2 hours and his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis racked up 3,500 miles. All he had in his plane was a magnetic compass, airspeed indicator and luck!