Fraser Short 1920's Timeline

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  • 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment prohibited the sale, transportation, and manufacture of alcohol. This angered the Americans. Helping men like Al Capone get rich by selling alcohol and passing it around Chicago.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    The Red Scare was a panic that communism was sweepiing across the country. Waving red flags symbolized communism, thats why it was called the Red Scare.
  • Volstead Act

    The Volstead Act was made to help enforce the 18th amendment. It only had 1,500 poorly paid agents that were supposed to patrol 18,700 miles. This had little to no effect on the U.S.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer and his followers hunted down people who opposed any form of government. Many of foreigners were deported without trials. Soon people decided that Palmer had no idea what he was talking about.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    NIcola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were immigrants from Italy and were anarchists. They both evaded the draft of WWI. They were arrested, charged with robbery and murder and were later found quilty and were sentenced to death.
  • 19th Amendment ratified

    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote doubling the amount of votes. It began in New Jersey and spread across the United States.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    A man named Albert B. Fall had lands that were oil-rich set aside for him by the government. Once he had possession of these pieces of land, he secretly leased them out to other private oil companies making him a lot of money. He was later tried and found guilty of bribery and was the first American cabinet member to be convicted of a felon.
  • National Origins Act

    This limited the amount of immigrants allowed into the United
    States. This along with other Acts discriminated against Western Europe.
  • Scopes Trial

    John Scopes was a Biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee. He taught evolution in his class which was a crime so he was arrested. He hired the most famous lawyer, but he still lost the case.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles made the 1st nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. He took off in the 'Spirit of St. Louis' and after around 33 hours he had made it.
  • 1st talking movie, The Jazz Singer is released

    The Jazz Singer was the first talkie or movie with sound. This began a new idea in the motion picture world and the silent films would soon disappear.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Hoover attended Stanford University and was a mining engineer. Then he became the 31st president of the United States. During his time in office the stock market crashed.
  • Stock Market Crash

    During September prices increased and slowely began to fall, but during October they suddenly decreased drammatically. Investors began to panick and sold their stocks, but those who couldn't find buyers were left in great debt. This caused many people lose their jobs, foreclose on their houses, and become bankrupt.