Fraser Boddy 1920's Timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution, along with the Volstead Act, prohibited alcohol, except for religious purposes.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act, formally the National Prohibition Act, went along with the prohibition of alcohol. Following this act was the 18th amendment.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer raids were attempts by the United States Department of Justice to deport and arrest radicals, especially anarchists, from the United States. More than 500 foreign citizens were deported.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    A former senator, a friend of Warren G. Harding's, and a secretary were all blamed for accepting bribes from oil executives. This scandal was an act of bribery.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment gave woman the right to vote. This doubled the number of voters.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    The Red Scare was essentially, a lot of people being paranoid. It was Americas fear of communists, socialists, and anarchists. Innocent people were jailed for expressing their views, civil liberties were ignored.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This law placed a limit on immigration. Americans were becoming mad at the amount of jobs they were losing to immigrants.
  • Scope's Trial

    Scope's Trial
    John Scopes, a high school teacher, was accused of violating the state's Butler Act that made it unlawful to teach evolution. Scopes was found guilty but released on a technicality.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Sentenced to Death

    Sacco and Vanzetti Sentenced to Death
    Two Italian immigrants were tried and prosecuted for the killing of two men in a payroll robbery. The men were executed even though the evidence against them was weak and proved they couldn't have done it.
  • Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh was a 25-year old U.S. air mail pilot. He was the first person to fly across the Atlantic ocean. He was the first one to do this successfully and alone.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    This was the first movie released with dialouge that you could hear. With its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, the movie star Al Jolson, who performs six songs. Overall, it was a hit.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican vote, despite having no previous elected office experience. Hoover was blamed for the Stock Market Crash even though it wasn't his fault.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The crash began a twelve year depression that affected all the Western industrialized countries and that did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941. This event will forever be remembered as the worst depression so far.