Fraser Ballinger 1920's timeline

  • 18th Amendment Ratified

    The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. In the over 200 years of the U.S. Constitution, the 18th Amendment remains the only Amendment to ever have been repealed. After the ratification, many people lost respect for the goverment and continued to drink secretly at places called "speakeasies"
  • Lenin and The Communist State/ The Red Scare

    The First Red Scare was about worker (socialist) revolution and political radicalism. The First Red Scare began following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 and the intensely patriotic years of World War I as anarchist and left-wing political violence and social agitation aggravated national social and political tensions. "A nation-wide anti-radical hysteria provoked by a mounting fear and anxiety that a Bolshevik revolution in America was imminent — a revolution that would change Church,
  • The Volstead Act

    The enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment which established prohibition in the United States. While the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the production, sale, and transport of "intoxicating liquors", It did not define "intoxicating liquors" or provide penalties. It granted both the federal government and the states the power to enforce the ban by "appropriate legislation."
  • The Palmer Raids

    Attempts by the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport left-wing radicals, especially anarchists, from the United States. The raids and arrests occurred in November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. More than 500 foreign citizens were deported.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's sex. This was a major achievement for women, and encouraged them to continue the fight for equal rights.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    On April 15th, 1920, two men were shot dead by robbers who afterwards took $15,000 from a shoe factory and got away in a car. Many people were questioned but the police decided that Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco were the criminals.The main evidence against the men was that they were both carrying a gun when arrested. Although the two men did not have criminal records, it was argued that they had committed the robbery to acquire funds for their anarchist political campaign.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    This was an unprecedented bribery scandal and investigation. It was regarded as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".The scandal also was a key factor in posthumously destroying the public reputation of president Warren G. Harding
  • The National Origins Act

    A discriminatory immigration law that restricted the immigration of Southern and Eastern Europeans and practically excluded Asians and other nonwhites from entry into the United States. This act instituted admission quotas by using the 1890 census to determine the population of a particular nationality group, the government then only allowed 2 percent of that population into the nation.
  • The Scopes Trial

    An American legal case in 1925 in which a high school biology teacher John Scopes was accused of violating the state's Butler Act that made it unlawful to teach evolution. Scopes was found guilty, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality and he was never brought back to trial.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses The Atlantic Ocean

    Lindbergh, then a 25-year old U.S. Air Mail pilot, emerged from virtual obscurity to almost instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, from Roosevelt Field located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France. This was a distance of nearly 3,600 miles.
  • The Jazz Singer

    This is the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era. It was produced by The Warner Brothers, with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st president of the United States. Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. He was in office from 1929-1933.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929 devastated the economy and was a key factor in beginning the Great Depression. The crash in stock occured due to mass numbers of people selling their stock. As the drop in stock continued, more people started selling their stock also, giving the crash even more impact. We would only rebound out of this depression due to WWII