FraserTeske1 1920s timeline

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    Fraser Teske1 1920's timeline

    A brief timeline on the iconic events of the roaring 20's!
  • Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    Following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 and WWI, the Red Scare crippled Americans with the fear of
    communism and communist influences.
  • The 18th amendment is ratified

    The 18th amendmant to the constitution established the prohibiton of "intoxicating liqours" in the united states
    other than those used for religous purposes.
  • Volstead Act

    The enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment.
  • Palmer Raids

    The efforts of the United States department of justice to arrest and deport left wing radicals from the US. Coordinated by Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer.
  • 19th Amendment ratified

    Prohibits all states and federal government from denying one the right to vote based on gender.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    A bribery scandal which involved the leasing of areas of the Teapot Rock unlawfully under the Harding Administration.
  • Scopes Trial

    A high school biology teacher, John Scopes, was accused of breaking the Butler Act, which prohibited public school teachers
    from denying biblical acts. Scopes was found guilty and was fined $100.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh, a notable aviator, flew from New York to France for a prize of $25,000.
  • National Origins Act

    A United States law that limited the number of immagrints who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number
    of people from that country in 1890.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were anarchists convicted for the murder of two men, Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli during an armed robbery in south braintree, Mass. After trial and various appeals,
    the two were executed.
  • The Jazz Singer is released

    The Jazz Singer was the first movie with synchronized dialogue, which led to the popularity of dialogue films and decline
    of silent movies.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover, who was sworn in just before the Great Depression took hold, was widely disliked by the American people during the depression. The people blamed the depression on him due to his lack on involvement. Hoover refused to give government assistance, and refused to beleive it was happening.
  • Stock Market Crash

    n August 24th, the DOW Jones fell 38 points, and continued to exponentially decrease. By the end of the week, the market value of stocks had dropped 40%. Dow Jones industrial lost 89% of its value.