Chapter 12 and 13 timeline

By kateyk
  • High school

    1 million American students attended high school
  • Expanding News Coverage

    By 1914 about 600 local papers shut down and 230 were taken over by huge national chains just to give readers more expansive coverage from the big cities
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    The number of immigrants had grown almost 600 percent from 141,000 people to 805,000.
  • Strikes

    3,000 strikes. Four million workers walked off the job. Employers wouldn't give raises and didn't want workers to join unions.
  • Volstead Act

    established a Prohibition Bureau in the Treasury Department but the agency was underfunded
  • Palmer appointed J. Edgar Hoover as his special assisant.

    They hunted down suspected communists, socialists, and anarchist. Trampled people's civil rights, invading private homes and offices and jailed suspects. Hundreds of foreigners were deported without trials.
  • U.S Steel Corporation

    Refused to meet with union representatives. Steel companies hired strikebreakers, emplyees who agreed to work during the strikes.
  • Protest of low wages and long workdays...

    John L. Lewis called his union's members out on strike. there was a court order sending the miners back to work. Lewis said it was over but quietly gave the word for it to continue.
  • 18th amendment in affect

    Caused clashing between small-town and big-city Americans
  • 19th Amendment

    Gives women the right to vote.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory paymaster and his guard.
  • Warren G. Harding

    Assumed the presidency in 1921. Public liked his idea described as "normalcy".
  • National Income growing

    64 billion to 87 billion
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff

    Raised taxes on some U.S imports to 60 percent. It protected the U.S business especially in the chemical and metals industries, from foreign competition.
  • Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen

    After the tomb was open, comsumers mobbed stores for pharoah-inspired accessories, jewelry, and furniture
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    Migration to the cities accelerated

    Nearly two million people leaving farms and towns each year.
  • Time Magazine

    begins publication
  • Harding dies.

    He died suddenly from either a heart attack or stroke
  • KKK

    Had 4.5 million members
  • Tennesee

    Passed the nations first law that made it a crime to teach evolution
  • Scopes Trial

    Opened on July 10th and overnight became a national sensation.
  • Number of high school students

    Risen to 4 million
  • Lockheed Company

    Produced a single-engine plane called the Vega.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti were executed.

    Were executed by the electric chair.
  • Radios in America

    50 million americans sat listening to their radios as Graham Mcnamee breathlessly called the boxing match .
  • Herbert Ashbury

    A writer who recalled the Capone era in Chicago