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Fraser BITRI 1920's Timeline

  • Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare
    The first Red Scare began during the Bolshevik Russian Revolution in 1917. Vladmir Lenin was Russian Politician. A communist party was formed and thousands of radicals joined in the U.S!
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th amendment banned the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of all alcoholic drinks. Congress voted on it in October 1919. It was enacted as the National Prohibition Act of 1920!
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    Formally the National Prohibition Act, it enabled the U.S government to enfore the 18th amendment. Under this amendment it said that intoxicating liquor of .5% or higher is illegal. Also stated that the transport, sale, trade, manufacture, delivery, processing, and possessing alcohol would all be illegal. (Andrew Volstead sponsered)
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The U.S department of Justice tries to deport and or arrest radicals and anarchists. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer encouraged these raids but in the end they destroyed his political career. There were race riots, bombings, and strikes in eight cities that made up the Palmer Raids!
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo vanzetti were charged with killing two men in a robbery. During police investigation police found that the men owned guns and were also anarchists but evidence said that the men had just stepped into a trap. The two men were found guilty by the Massachusetts supreme court and killed!
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. They began taking over jobs. Women worked as secretaries, nurses, in stores, and typing pools. The downside to this was they were forced to work for minimum wage!
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The U.S government had put aside oil in Elk Hills, California and the Teapot Dome for the navy. A couple men (Sinclair and Doheny) had loaned Albert Falls large sums of money during this time. Falls then created "private oil companies" and brought it $400,000!!
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    a law that restricted immigrants from southern and eastern Europe by establishing national quotas and descriminating against them. It also excluded Asians from the U.S. This law stayed in effect till the 1960s.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Scopes Trial was a Tenessee legal case against John Scopes, a biology teacher who taught his students that a man had to compete with nature. (Darwinism) Scopes argued that he had academic freedom but what he was saying went against the bible. He was found guilty!
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    At 7:52 AM Lindbergh flies "The Spirit of St. Louis" from Roosevelt Field Long Island, NY to Paris France. This is a journey of 3,500 miles. There was a $25,000 prize to the person who flew there first!
  • 1st talking movie, "The Jazz Singer"

    1st talking movie, "The Jazz Singer"
    First feature length movie produced by the Warner Brothers. It stars Al Jolson. This was the first talking movie that put an end to the silent era. It also had scenes with song!
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover elected President
    Herbert Clark Hoover was 31st president of the United States. When the stock market started decresing, the people blamed him. This era was known as Great Depression!
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Also known as "Black Thursday" the Stock Market Crash lost $30 billion in less than a week! Many people took out loans to put money in stocks, investors even morgaged their homes! People thought that the market always went up, but the crash was caused because the 1920s went too far!