Fraser Rossi 1920s timeline

By marior
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution, along with the Volstead Act, prohibited alcohol, except for religious purposes. Starting January 16th, 1919, all alcohol sales were prohibited in the United States. It was repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment in 1933.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    Following this act was the 18th amendment. The Volstead Act, formally the National Prohibition Act, went along with the prohibition of alcohol. The Anti-Saloon League's Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named for Andrew Volstead, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
  • 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.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    This doubled the number of voters.This amendment gave woman the right to vote. It was seventy two years after the thought of woman voting came about.
  • Lenin and the Commmunist State

    Lenin and the Commmunist State
    The red scare was a bunch of crazy people being paranoid. It followed WWI and some anarchists bombings. It was Americas fear of communists, socialists, and anarchists. Innocent people were jailed for expressing their views, civil liberties were ignored, and many Americans feared that a Bolshevik-style revolution was at hand.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    It is leasing of government oil fields to the Secretary of the Interior's friends under the Harding Administration. The Teapot Dome Scandal was an unprecedented bribery scandal and investigation during the presidency term of United States President Warren G. Harding. Before the Watergate scandal, it was regarded as the "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics". The scandal also was a key factor in destroying the public reputation of Harding.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This law placed a limit on immigration. Americans were becoming frustrated at the amount of jobs they were losing to immigrants. So, because of competition the act was passed to exclude asian americans from coming to the U.S. and severely limited those from Europe.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes 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.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles 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.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were anarchists convicted for the murder of two men, Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli during an armed robbery in south braintree, Mass. After trial and various appeals, the two were executed.
  • 1st talking move, The Jazz Singer is released

    1st talking move, The Jazz Singer is released
    This was the first movie released with dialouge that you could hear. It was produced by Warner Brothers. With its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, the movie stars Al Jolson, who performs six songs, was a hit.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. 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 really wasn't his fault.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Out of nowhere, starting a couple months ahead of time the stock market started to decend at a rapidly growing rate until it finally bombed and hit bottom. 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.