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Fraser Graham 1920's Timeline

  • 18th Amendment Ratified

    18th Amendment Ratified
    The 18th Amendment was ratified on Jan. 16 1919. It banned the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquor. Liquor could still be used for medicinal and religous purposes. This amendment was also the only amendment to be repealed in 1933 by the 21st Amendment. After the ratification illigal drinking began and many underground bars arose.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    It gave the Government the ability to enforce the 18th Amendment.
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  • Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare
    A time after WW1 where Americans were scared of communism to rise up and take over the democracy. The panic happened because thousands of Americans joined the Red party to make the nation into a communist nation.
  • The Palmer Raids

    The Palmer Raids
    Attempts to deport U.S. citizens who were thought to be communists. Over 500 people were deported because of these raids.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    They were two italian men who were accused of robbery and murder. They fell into a police trap and the main evidence against them was they had guns. They said they stole the money to fund their campaign for their anarchist ways.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    Prohibited any state from denying a citizen to vote based on their sex. This was a huge win for the women and gave them the push to keep on pursuing their equal rights.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    It was a bribery scandal and investigation against the White House Administration while Harding was president. It posthumously disgraced Harding after his death.
  • The National Origins Act

    The National Origins Act
    It was a law that limited the number of Sothern and Eastern immigrants that came into the U.S. It also practically made it impossible for Asians to come into the U.S.
  • The Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial
    A high school teacher was accused of violating a states law that said it was illegal to teach evolution in class. He was found guilty but it was overturned due to a technicality.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses The Atlantic Ocean

    Charles Lindbergh Crosses The Atlantic Ocean
    Charles Lindbergh accomplishes this amazing feat in less than 34 hours through rain, sleet, and snow. He did this by himself and with out stopping. he covered a whopping distance 3600 miles.
  • 1st talking movie, The Jazz Singer is released

    1st talking movie, The Jazz Singer is released
    This is the First motion picture that used sound. Before this the actors words could not be hear and only piano music was on in the background. The first words that were spoker were, "Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet." These movies were commonly reffered to as talkies.
  • Herbert Hoover is elected president

    Herbert Hoover is elected president
    Hoover is elected 31st President of the U.S. He was a republican.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash was devasting to the economy and the people. It was a major cause of the great depression. The reason of the crash was because of mass amounts of people selling their stocks all at once. Once the intial crash happened it caused more people to sell their stocks too which in trun only worsened the crash. America was in the great depression up untill WW2.