Fraser Davis 1920s Timeline

  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer and his friend Hoover and their agents found people who apposed any type of government. (Sommunists, socialists, and anarchists) They invated people's private homes, their jobs, and their lives. Hundreds of foreign-born peoples were deported without trials.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    After women played a huge role in WWI, Congress passed the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. The final ratification wasn't done until August of 1920, which was 72 years after women had first talked about the right to vote.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act established a Prohibition Bureau in the Treasury Department. This act enforced tracking down illegal distilling plans of alcohol, watching roads for illegal trasportation of alcohol. The job called for patrolling 18,700 miles of coastline and inland borders. Only 1,500 poorly paid federal agents and local police took the task. It was impossible to keep it going.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare
    In Russia, the Bolsheviks overthrew the czar, Vladimir Lenin. Communists in Russa raised their symbolic red flag, which would abolish capitalism everywhere. A Communist party formed in the United States which was made up of 70,000 radicals. Several dozen bombs were mailed to the U.S. government and business leaders. Public began to fear Communists and Radicals.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment states that manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Many people believed that alcohol, and it's effects were "devil-like", rude, and unhuman.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts. During their trail, the judge made rejudicial remarks and they were found guilty and sentenced to death. They were eventually killed in the electric chair on August 23, 1927.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    In Teapot Dome, Wyoming is a very oil-rich area. The U.S. government set aside this oil land for the U.S. Navy. Albert B. Fall managed to get the abundant oil reserves transferred from the navy to the Interior Department. Without anyone else knowing, Fall gave the oil to two private oil companies. The incredible $400,000 made the government suspicious of Fall, and he was later convicted of a felony while holding a cabinet post.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins Act established immigration quotas that discriminated strongly against people from outside Western Europe. The quota was about 150,000 people annually. Discrimnation included southern and eastern Europeans and barred Asians completely.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    This trail was a fight over teaching evolution, science, and religion in public schools and American society. John T. Scopes accepted the challenge of standing up for evolution during the trial. Clarence Darrow, the most famous lawyer of the day, defended Sopes. William Jennings Bryan served as a prosecutor. Scopes was found guilty and fined $100. The idea of evolution was banned for good.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh was the first pilot to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean, nonstop and alone. He decided to do this because of a $25,000 reward for the first person to ever do this successfully.
  • 1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer, is Released

    1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer, is Released
    This movie changed films for people of the 1920a. This was the first major movie with sound. This led the way for animated movies with sound to become popular also. Movies like The Jazz Singerdoubled movie attendance.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Hoover was the "underdog" of the election. He was quiet and reserved. One thing people liked most about him was that Hoover could point to years of prosperity under republican administrations since 1920. He ran against Alfred E. Smith.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    In September of 1929, stock prices peaked and then fell. Many people sold their stocks and pulled out. On October 24, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday, 16.4 million shares were dumped. People that couldn't find buyers for their shares were stuck with horrible debts & they lost most of their savings.