• 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    the 18th amendment prevented the manufature and transportation of alchohal. This era is known as prohibition. People at this time would go "underground" to get liquor, by going to speakeasies and buying it from bootleggers
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The volstead act created a prohibition bureau in 1919. This sealed the fate of prohibiton, because of the underfunded plans.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer and J. Edgar Hoover hunted down suspected communists, socialists, and anarchists. They ignored peoples rights and invaded privacy.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    Vladimir I. Lenin and his followers established a communist state in Russia. This created a panic in the united States known as the Red Scare.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
    Two Italian men were charged with the robery and murder of a factory paymaster in Massachusetts. The evidence against them was circumstantial, they still were sentenced to death
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    This Amendment gave women the right to vote. In doing so the voting population doubled. Woman began to excersice many new found rights.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    Albert B. Fall got ahold of oil reserves and transferred them from the navy to the interior department. Then in 1922 he leased the oil rich lands to two private companies including one at Teapot dome.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The national Origins act set a limit on the number of people coming into the united states. It allowed only 2% of the number of people who were already here. This act discriminated against people outside western Europe.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John T. Scopes was a biology teacher in Tennessee. He was challenged in court because of a law regarding the teaching of evolution.
  • Charles Lindenbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindenbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Charles Lindenbergh decided to go after a $25,000 price. On May 20th 1927 he left New York City on The Spirit of ST.Louis heading over the Atlantic.
  • The 1st talking movie is released

    The 1st talking movie is released
    The Jazz Singer is released staring May McCoy and Al Joston. the film along with other talking movies sent a decrease in silent films, and they were called "talkies".
  • Hurbert Hoover elected

    Hurbert Hoover elected
    President Hoover was elected into office in 1928. He was the secretary of commerce under Harding and Coolidge. He was against Democrat Alfred E. Smith.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crask of 29 was also known as the wallstreet crash. It sent america into a twelve year depression, lasting til world war 2.