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  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act, the legeslation leading up to the 18th amendment, was an act prohibiting the selling and consumption of "entoxicating liquors." President Woodrow Wilson vetoed the act, but senate passed it a day later on October 28th, 1919.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Becuase of the Red Scare, The U.S. Department of Justice conducted the Palmer Raids led by Attorney General A. Mitchel Palmer. They were an attempt to rid the U.S. of communist imigrants who would try and sway our people to becoming communist. In all 500 people were deported, and according to newspapers and victims, Palmers men were forceful and beat many of the people.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The ever present Temprance Movment of the 20's pressured Legeslation of the time to ban the compsution of alcohol. They believed it was for the good of the people because they associated alcohol with crime, corruption, abuse and prostition. It was approved by 36 states and went into effect on January 17th 1920.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    Thanks to many years of protesting, lecturing and marching, on August 19th, 1920, women finally gained the right to vote. Woodrow Wison announced that he supported the amendment, the house of represenitives quickly approved it the next day. On Augst 19th, 1920, Tennesse became the 36th state to ratify it, making it the 19th amendment to the constitituion.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Teapot Dome, is a oil feild in Wyoming set aside by President Taft for the U.S. Navy. In 1921, it was transfered to the Department of interion. Albert B. Fall leased the feild to SInclair Oil Company, and Edward Doheny after accecpting bribes from them. Fall was charged with accactping bribes, sentenced to 1 year in jail and fined $100,000
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The National Origins Act, passed in 1924, was a quota system that exculded Asian Americans and made it even more diffucult for others to come to America. The Supreme Court wouldnt allow Asians to become legal citizens and now they were no longer allowed to even come to America.
  • Lennin and the Communist State

    Lennin and the Communist State
    Vladmir Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks, led a revolution and gained control of the soviet union. Under his contorl he created a communist government which led to the Red Scare in the U.S.
  • Scopes Trail

    Scopes Trail
    John Scopes, a Tennesse school teacher, was charged with violating the Butler Act, which outlawed the teaching of evoloution in public schools. The school district required teachers to use a book that included a chapter on evolution, so to make a point, Scopes taught that chapter and was convicted with violating the Butler Act and fined $100.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses Atlantic
    On May 20th, 1927, Detroit native, Charles Lindbergh was the first to make a non-stop flight from New York to Paris, across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh travled the3.600 miles in his plane the Spirt of St, Louis, and when he returned he recieved the Medal of Honor.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti

    Sacco & Vanzetti
    Sacco and Vanzetti were two Italian imigrants who were accused of robbery and murder. Evidence suggested that the two men wandered into a trap set for two other men. Sacco and Vanzetti were both convicted and executed on August 23, 1927.
  • Herbert Hoover elected President.

    Herbert Hoover elected President.
    The 31st President of the U.S. Herbert Hoover was elected in 1928 without having any previous political experience. Hoover belived in the Effiency Movment: U.S. Government and industry was inefficent and could be improved. With the Great Depression Looming, Hoover tried to combat it with volenteering, but failed.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz singer, the first movie with sound, was released on Febuary 4th, 1928. It was about a young Jewish boy who worked to realize his dreams of being a jazz singer.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    All during the 20's the stock market was improving and flourshing due to the end of WWI. On October 22, 1929 (Black Thursday), alot more shares wre traded than usual, therefore the technology that counted all this, could not keep up, causing panic and many people to sell. The stock market finally took its final plunge a week later on October 29, when the technology couldnt keep up and many investors paniced and sold their shares, which lead to the great depression.