• 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The Amendment banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. Underground bars called speakeasies were created to get alcohol.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    This gave the federal Prohibition Bureau the right to enforce the 18th Amendment.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare
    U.S started to panic after the communist overthrow of the Russian government. The communists waved their red flag claiming to abolish capitalism.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Mitchell Palmer hunted suspected communists. They arrested these people without legal counsel.
  • Sacoo and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacoo and Vanzetti Trial
    Two men, Sacco and Vanzetti, were charged with the murder of a factory paymaster and guard. They were found guilty and sentenced to death. Many felt they were innocent.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    This gave women the right to vote. They had been fighting for that right for a while.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    Oil-rich public lands were set aside by the government at Teapot Dome, Washington and Elk Hills, California. Private oil companies were set up by Albert B. Fall claiming the were the government's properties. Then he ended up with $400,000 suddenly.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This Act reduced the number of immingrants allowed to enter the United States. It limited it to 2% of people from that country already in the U.S.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Scopes was areested for the reading of a biology book that said man had to compete with nature. Scopes was found guilty with the best lawyer during that time.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    He crossed the Atlantic from New York to Paris in a single engine plane.
  • 1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer is released

    1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer is released
    Before this movie, movies were soundless. They had music in the background but nevver any talking.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    He was elected the 31st President of the United States. He was blamed for the Great Depression.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    This marked the beginning of the Great Depression. Stocks decreased quickly resulting in lost jobs.