FraserHarb1920's Timeline

  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    After Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks turned Russia into a Communist country, a communist party formed in the U.S. and sent several dozen bombs to the government; communists weren't very big fans of capitalism. General Palmer decided to combat this.
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    The 1920s

    Full of Changes
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer hosted searches for communists, socialists, and anarchists. Hundreds of immigrants were deported without trial and many people were also jailed. Americans were quick to think he was just looking for a campaign issue.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    This was a prohibition Act. It patrolled the coastline and inland borders. Eventually, poorly paid local police and federal agents weren't enough to complete the job.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This Amendment illegalized alcohol completely. It was repealed, however, by the 21st Amendment in 1933.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
    They were sentenced to death for the murder of a factory paymaster and his guard based on circumstantial evidence. People protested, saying they weren't treated right because of their beliefs and culture. Later evidence proved that Sacco's gun was used to murder the gaurd, but there was no evidence that Sacco pulled the trigger.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This Amendament gave women the vote. Women have worked so hard and fought so much for this day. The changing roles of women strengthened them and made them equal to men.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Albert B. Fall, Secretary of the Interior, secretly leased large oil reserves in Teapot Dome and Elk Hills, belonging to the U.S. Navy, to 2 private oil companies. He was the first American to be convicted of a felony.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This Act discriminated against southern and eastern Europeans and completely didn't allow Asians. It set an amount of 150,000 people that can come annually.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Scopes challenged the law that stated not to teach evolution in schools because the American Civil Liberties Union made a promise to defend whoever decides to not follow this rule. He was fined $100 by prosecutor William Jennings Bryan.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    Lindbergh was the first to fly a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. He stood for the honesty and bravery that the country so badly needed.
  • 1st "Talkie" Released (The Jazz Singer)

    1st "Talkie" Released (The Jazz Singer)
    This was the first major movie with voice. The later movie, Steamboat Willie, was the first animated film with sound.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Herbert Hoover was President during the Great Depression. He didn't believe in direct relief. He believed that government shouldn't do everything for the citizens, but that they should help eachother and themselves instead. Soon, though, he started passing laws and started community projects and negotiated with private business owners to help the economy, but the Depression made him destined to fail and ruined his status. All the blame was placed on him.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    On this day, 16.4 million shares were dumped and millions of other investors couldn't find buyers; investors had lost about $30 billion. This and other factors soon led up to the Great Depression.