Fraser(Maldonado)1920's timeline

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  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act was a commitee to enforce the Prohibition Act. However, the commitee was underfunded with only 2,500 officers, It didn't help enforce the 18th Amendment.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer, Hoover, and agents took people's rights away from searching and invading their homes. They jailed innocent people without legal counsel. Foreign born people were deported, and no evidence was found of a revolutionary conspiracy.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of Alcohol. Speakeasies were created for (underground) drinking.
  • Sacco & Venzetti Trial

    Sacco & Venzetti Trial
    Sacco and Vanzetti were charged and arrested with robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and a guard in South Braintree, MA. The two were convicted guilty and sentenced to death.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Women could work in offices, switchboards, typing pools, and stores as clerks also. However, there was a law forcing women to work for minimum wage only.
  • Lenin and Communist State/ Red Scare

    Lenin and Communist State/ Red Scare
    Revolutionaries overthrew the czarist regime. The communist party formed in the US, and radicals joined. The public soon feared that communists were taking over the country.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The government set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot Dome, Washington and Elk Hills, California. Albert B. Fall created private oil companies. He claimed that they were the government's property, but he wound up with $400,000 suddenly.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins Act limited the number of immigrant migrating to America. It was restricted to 2% from it's original 3% of people from each country already in the US.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Scopes was arrested for reading a biology passage saying that man had to compete with nature. It went against religious teachings. It challenged the law. The trial was a fight over Evolution. Scopes was found guilty with the best lawyer anyone could get in the 1920s.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses Atlantic
    The first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The tough flight lasted 33 hours and 29 minutes. After Lindbergh flew solo, he became an idol of America.
  • Jazz Singer

    Jazz Singer
    The Jazz singer was the first movie talking movie. It was directed by Alan Crosland and was produced by Warner Bros. The movie starred the actor Al Jolson, who performed six songs in the feature.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Herbert Hoover was elected the 31st president of the US in 1928. He assured the people that everything was going to be okay and to be optimistic that everything would work out. However, when the stock market started to decrease, the government was limited on helping the people. He was blamed for the Great Depression.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crashing was the beginning of the Great Depression. The stocks decreased sudden and quickly. It caused lost jobs and home foreclosures.