20s timeline

FraserLatessa1920's Timeline

  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The 18th amendment called for all alchol sales to be haulted throught the United States, The governments stance on the new amendment was, however, very light as the only sent out around 2000 officers to enforce the new regulations. This allowed things like organized crime and mobsters to Rise and gain control of entire cities, much like Al Capone in Chicago. The Amendment was eveuntally repieled
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  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    The Red Scare was a peroid after WWI when Russia turned to Communism, the US began to fear communism, far left wing, and anarchistists, just as quicky as it began it was over
  • Volsted Act

    Volsted Act
    Allowed The government to pass the 18th amendment, it allowed the states and government the right to cease sale, production, distribution, and consumption, of any alcholic beverages. The act allowed organized crime to rise and a high percentage of the citizens to start to use places like "speakeasies" to get their blackmarked boos.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the US government to rid the US of the far left radicals that they saw as a threat, they expcally tried to rid themselvs of anarchists, which in my oppinion tied in with the trial I mentioned earlier sacco and Vanzetti as both men were known anarchists.
  • 19th Ammendment

    19th Ammendment
    This Amendment disallowed any state the right to not allow a citizen to vote based on sex. Basically this allowed women to vote everwhere, and was a big step in women rights.
  • teapot Dome Affair

    teapot Dome Affair
    The teapot Dome affair was a scandal involving bribes in which, the Mammoth Oil company, and pan American petrolium used oil reserves that where said to be used for the US Navy only,
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This act restricted Immigration even more in the united states. it stated that only 2% of Immigrants could move to the US of the people already from that country living in the US. The result of the act was a significant drop in the number of Immigrants form southern and eastern Euorpe
  • The Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial
    Teacher John Scopes, a small town teacher from Dayton, Tennesse, decided to teach the students of his class the theory of Evoultion by charles Darwin. This was in violation of the Butler Act which outlawed such teachings. He was represented by Clarence Darrow, and was percicuted by william Jennings Bryant. Scopes was found guilty but was let off on a technicality, because of the intence Media coverage, the teaching of evoultion became a want for most classrooms
  • Charles Lindenbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindenbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    Truley the biggest media spectical of the 20's created the biggest Celebrity of the 20's as well. Charles Lindenbergh crosed the atlantic by himsef, the first person to accomplish the feat and he was an American flyer. This event really created the concept of the Celebrity and is one of the first glorified, National American heros. He also was born in you guessed it Detroit.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
    This was a murder trial in which the US government became involved and arrested both men and insted of using evidence to convict them they used their political views as anarchinsts to try annd get a gilty verdict, which they eveuntally got, both men were exicuted.
  • 1st talking movie The Jazz Singers

    1st talking movie The Jazz Singers
    This movie was produced by Now movie giant Warner Bros. it was the first of its kind and the begining of an era that still continues today, it also led to the decline of the silent movie era. Thease movies were called "talkies" by the audiences of America.
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover elected President
    Herbert Hoover was elected president 8 days befor the stockmarket crash and is often blamed for the down fall that would follow for the next decade.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash was caused by a mass of selling throught 5 days, During the 20s many Americans simply would by then pay later using the newly invented credit, this caused a problem as people were simply spending and spending with no thought that they would eveuntally have to pay it all back later, when the market crashed this would be the downfall of the middle class.