Fraser Peabody 1920's Timeline

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    Historical Events of the 1920's.

  • 18th Amendment

    This amendment prohibited the sale, and transportation of alchohol. 46 of the then 48 states ratified the amendment, thus beginning the prohibition era.
  • Volstead Act

    The volstead act set the starting date for the 18th amendment, or prohibition. It stated that prohibition would begin January 17th, 1920. which was as early as possible, seeing as the 18th amendment allowed a year before the actual beginning of prohibition.
  • Palmer Raids

    On November 7th, the Bureau of Investigation, and the local police raided russian workers in 12 different cities. The workers claimed to have been beaten and threatened during questioning. They raided these places, because they were believed to be a group of radical anarchists. American's feared the anarchists in their country.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare

    The Red Scare was a period of panic for the Americans. They feared the Anarchists, and Communists in their society. These people were mainly from Russia. The Bolsheviks was one major group under inspection during the Red Scare. America was afraid that they would start a revolution, and change society. Mainly churches. Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik's during the Red Scare
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Two men, Nicola Sacco and Bartalomeo Vanzetti, were falsely accused of murder, and put on trial. Although another man, Celestino Madeiros confessed to the murder, the government felt that they had invested too much in the case, to let it go now. Sacco and Vanzetti were both sentenced to execution, and and died August 23, 1927
  • 19th Amendment is Ratified

    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. This was a huge milestone in the women's suffrage movement. When president Wilson showed his support for the amendment, others began to agree with it as well.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    President Harding gave control of the U.S Navy pertroleum reserves at Teapot Dome to the Department of the interior. The secretary of the Department of the Interior then leased the feilds to two other men, losing money and oil for the United States.
  • National Origins Act

    The National Origins Act was passed to severely restrict immigration. It discriminated against southern and eastern europeans, and completely exluded asians from entering the country.
  • Scopes Trial

    A biology teacher, John Scopes, was put on trial for violating the "Butler Act", which made it illegal to teach evolution in schools. William Jennings Bryan represented the state of Tennessee, and Clarence Darrow represtented Scopes. Scopes was initially found guilty, but the verdict was later overturned.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh made the history books, in May, 1927. In a single seat monoplane, the 'Spirit of St. Louise' he crossed the Atlantic Ocean. He began his journey in New York, and landed in Paris. This brace feat earned Lindbergh the 'Medal of Honor'.
  • 1st talking movie, 'The Jazz Singer' is released.

    "The Jazz Singer", the first talking movie, or 'talkie' was released on October 6th, 1927. It started a change in entertainment regarding movies. All producers now had to make talking movies to keep up with the publics demand.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President.

    Herbert Hoover was elected president from 1929-1933. During his first 8 months in office, the stock market crash of 1929 hit. Hoover worked relentlessly to ease the oncoming great depression, but all of his efforts failed.
  • Stock market crash

    The stock market crash of 1929 was the most devestating crash ever in the United States. It marked the beginning of a 12 year economic struggle. People invested in companies that weren't doing well, and ended up losing their money.