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  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer raids were started when President Wilson appointed A. Mitchell Palmer as his attorney general. Palmerbecame convinced that Communist agents were planning to overthrow the American government. He became convinced that Communist agents were planning to overthrow the American government.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The 18th amendment prohibited alchohol in the US. It was proposed on Dec 18th, 1917. It was repealed by the 21st amendment in 1933
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    This act enfrorced the 18th amendment. Not many people followed the laws created with the 18th amentment, so the government created the Volstead Act to try to prevent people from drinking
  • Lenin and the Comunist State/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Comunist State/Red Scare
    A nationwide fear of communists, socialists, anarchists, and other dissidents suddenly grabbed the American psyche in 1919 following a series of anarchist bombings. The nation was gripped in fear. Innocent people were jailed for expressing their views, civil liberties were ignored, and many Americans feared that a Bolshevik-style revolution was at hand. Then, in the early 1920s, the fear seemed to dissipate just as quickly as it had begun, and the Red Scare was over.
  • 19th amendment ratified

    19th amendment ratified
    This amendment allows women to vote. The text says "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex..."
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    After six long weeks the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti was over. Sacco and Vanzetti were found guilty of robbery and murder. This verdict marked, however, only the beginning of a lengthy legal struggle to save the two men. The struggle ended in 1927
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    President Harding appointed Senator Fall to be Secratary of the interior. Fall convinced the Secratary of the Navy to change the department of the oil reserves to Fall. Fall leased the oil reserves to Henry Sinclair and Edward Doheny. It was then that the Teapot Dome Affair started
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This act minimized immigration to the US. It did this by establishing a system of national quotas that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and virtually excluded Asians.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh did something unheard of in those days. He was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. From NY to Paris the flight took 20 hours and 21 minutes.
  • First talking movie, The Jazz Singer is released

    First talking movie, The Jazz Singer is released
    The Jazz Singer was the first movie with sound other than music. Many people were used to watching "silent movies.." After the creation of this movie many others came out until the present day.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover elected president
    Herbert Hoover's inauguration marked the start of his glorious presidency. On March 3rd,1933 his presidency ended. Herbert Hoover died on October 20th, 1964.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Tennessee v. Scopes was memorably called "The Monkey Trial." Scopes was convicted for teaching the theory of evolution in a high school. The amount of spectators was so incredible, the trial took place on the front lawn in fear that the courthouse floor would collapse. It was also the first trial to be broadcasted by radio.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crashed, creating the Great Depression. The economic turmoil did not stop until 1941