Fraser Frakes-Zieger 1920s timeline

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    1919 - 1920 timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    Prohibited the sale, consumption, or importion of any alcohol for consumption. The Volstead Act was also contributing to this cause.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    General Palmer organized raids in hopes that they would advance his presidential ambitions. In fact, they destroyed them.
  • Lenin and the Communist state/ Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist state/ Red Scare
    A widespread fear of the Bolsheviks. Not John Lennon.
  • 19th Amendment ratified

    The amendment that allowed women to vote. Suffragists, the women who protested their voting rights, helped get this amendment ratified.
  • Volstead Act

    Allowed alcohol to be sold, but with lower alcoholic content. A contribution to the 18th amendment.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted of murders. They were two immigrants who had some evidence pointing to them, but some evidence was not. They were found guilty and executed, which made the world very furious.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Albert Fall was convicted of accepting bribes for providing the leases of the "Teapot Dome," an oil field in Wyoming.
  • National Origins Act

    A law that restricted immigrants from coming into America. Specifically, Asians and Orientals. Only 2% of the existing foreign population was allowed in the country.
  • Scopes trial

    Scopes trial
    A high school biology teacher violated the Butler Act by teaching evolution to his class. In the '20s, creation was the standard teaching curriculum.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    Was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. He began in New York, and 33 hours later, landed in Paris.
  • 1st talking movie, "The Jazz Singer" is released

    "The Jazz Singer" was the first movie ever made with actual speech. "Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet!" were the first words heard on screen.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover elected president
    The 31st president of the United States was elected. Hoover was a Republican from Iowa.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The economic event that began the Great Depression.