Fraser (Bankes) 1920's Timeline

By emrose
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This amendment made transporting, manifacturing, and selling intoxicating liquor illegal. This amendment did not make it illegal to consume alchohol but made it very hard to obtain any of it. Many people were outraged so speakeasies were created. A speakeasy is a place were people went to consume alchohol illegally.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare
    Many people feared that communist or even communistic ideas were entering the U.S. and bombs were even sent to government officials. People were afraid that if these ideas enetered the U.S. that our society would change dramatically.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    This prohibited the selling, manufcturing, transporting, bartering, importing, exporting, and furnishing any intoxicating alchohol that was not specified as legal (such as for scientific research and for religious purposes) was illegal. Also it specified that liquor was only illegal if it contained more than 0.5% alchohol.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Due to the many nationalities in the United States some people had varying views about war. Many people become anarchists and bombed different government officials, only a few ever reached the people.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti
    Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested on the charge of them murdering two men in Braintree,MA. The two were then convivted and sentenced to death.
  • 19th Amendment ratified

    19th Amendment ratified
    This ammendment made it illegal for the government to restrict a person from voting because of their sex. This basically allowed women to be able to vote for the first time. This helped men and women to be looked upon as more equal.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The government set aside two areas of land. One in Elk Hills, California and the other in Teapot Dome, Wyoming. These two areas both happened to be public and oil rich areas. The Secretaries of the Interior as well as the Navy were bribed into overlooking the illgeal drilling of oil on these government areas.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This act limited the number of immigrants that were allowed to enter into the United States. It only allowed for 2% of people from one country to be allowed into the U.S. This percent use to be 3% ,but it was lowered.
  • Scopes trial

    Scopes trial
    Scopes ws charged with violating the Butler Act. This act made it illgeal to teach about evolution in schools. Scopes was chargd and jailed for teaching his students lessons from Charle Darwin's book called "On the Origin of Species".
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic Ocean

    Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic Ocean
    Lindbergh flew non-stop from Garden city,NY to Paris, France at the age of 25 and was the first person to do so. He flew a distance of nearly 3,600 statue miles and was awarded the Orteig Prize for doing so as well as the nicknames of "Lucky LIndy", "The Lone Eagle", and "Slim".
  • 1st Talking Movie, "The Jazz Singer" is Released

    1st Talking Movie, "The Jazz Singer" is Released
    This was the first movie to have synchronized dialogue with a movie. Basically, it was the first movie to have talking occuring ,as well as singing. This movie released by Warner bros. ended the silent movie era.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Herbert Hoover was elected as the 31st president of the United States. He wanted everyone to be open to his ideas, but this goal was never completed ,for shortly after he was elected the Great Depression occured. He was basically blamed for this.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    This happened when the stocks crashed suddenly and dramatically. This single event sent the U.S. spiralling into the great depression. People began to try and live the best that they could in their hard economic times. Also, many people lost their jobs.