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    During this time immegration was not being controlled, fortunatly it helped the economy to an extent. There were more people to fill the jobs at factories, and also more people to put their money back into the companies by buying the products.
  • Panic of 1910-1911

    Panic of 1910-1911
    A small depression caused by the Sherman Antitrust Act and trust bankers/businesses like Standard Oil Company
  • The Great Fire of 1910

    The Great Fire of 1910
    This was a wildfire that burned down three million acres of land in northeast Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana. The fire was extinguished when a cold front came through the area, bring rain. This caused a million dollars worth of damage to these areas and many had to relocate.
  • refridgerator

    At this time a refridgerator for people to use in their homes was created. It allowed people to store there food over a longer period of time. That allowed them to buy more food at once and save more uneaten food.
  • 16th Amendment Ratified

    16th Amendment Ratified
    Allowed the federal government to collect income tax from citizens without regard to any census. This took money away from their income, which impacted the amount of money they had to spend on goods and services. "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    World wide war in which the U.S supplied allied forces with troops and supplies and remained neutral until american travelers were killed. America and Allied forces won. The economy during the war was doing well, maybe decreasing very minimally just because the US was making so many nuclear and normal weapons. After the war, the economy was most likely boosted because of the reparations that Germany and the other Triple Entente had to pay. We think that it boosted the US into the Roaring 20s.
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    U.S occupation of Haiti

    President Woodrow Wilson ordered 330 marines to safeguard the U.S corporations in Haiti.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Peace treaty that was signed at the end of World War I. Ended the war between Germany and the Allied powers.
  • Eighteenth Amendment

    Eighteenth Amendment
    Established a prohibiition of alcoholic drinks in the United States. As a result of this amendment, many turned to illegally producing and purchasing liquour.
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    Jazz Age

    The 1920s was when jazz music became very popular. Many rebellious teenagers listened to jazz to challege old traditional ways.
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    Roaring Twenties

    During this time the economy was getting better. World War 1 had ended shortly before hand. The government was trying to return America back to the ecconomy it had earlier. This was a good time to be an American. Sports were becoming more and more popular, Babe Ruth had played baseball during this time. They were becoming more popular and more people could play them. Businesses were doing well in this time, unions had become less active. Also there was an increase in technology and manufacturing
  • Baseball

    Around this time baseball had become very popular with the help of a famous player, Babe Ruth, and a healthy economy. The good economy allowed people to enjoy entertainment like Baseball.
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    During prohibition alcahol was outlawed in the United States. The new law hurt businesses that profited from alcahol sales and the U.S. economy. It did help the undrground economy however, because of people illegaly buying and selling alcohol. In response the government ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols to try to stop from illegal buying and selling of alcohol. It affected the people because they couldn't have alcohol and were forced to save their money for something else.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    Prohibited any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex. This gave women suffrage rights. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be dinied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
  • The Radio

    The Radio
    Voice over air transmission was introduced by Gugielmo Marconi. This impacted the american family by allowing widespread communication and entertainment. America was able to listen to news and sports and the radio's usefulness remained even after the invention of television. The American family looked like the steroetypical American family, watching movies, playing board games, anything to make them happy during the depression.
  • Frozen Food

    Frozen Food
    Clarence Birdseye invented frozen food in 1923. Quick freezing, food products conveniently put in pac kages without changing the original flavor and taste. This affected the American family by creating food that can last for months. This affected the economy by creating jobs and a multi-billion dollar industry.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    This act limited the yearly number of immigrants who could be admitted into the United States to 2% of the United States population in 1980.
  • stock market crash continued

    The government responded to the stock market crash with the New Deal implemented by Roosevelt. This included various plans like the civilian conservation corps, FDIC, Social Security Program, and the Securities and exchange commision.
  • Penicillin

    The scottish biologist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. He noticed that the bacteria Staphylococcus destroyed by the mold Penicillium notatum. This later lead to medicines that could kill certain types of bad bacteria inside the body.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Stock prices plummeted, and panic overwhelmed everyone to sell their stocks. This put the US and the world into The Great Depression. It was the longest and biggest depression of the 20th century. Unemployment was up to 25%. Many historians think that the Stock Market Crash helped the Great Depression occur. The economy at this time we think was horrible for the entire world.
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    Dust Bowl

    Also known as the "Dirty Thirties," it was a period of bad farming methods combined with a drought that swept across the United States which in turn caused agricultural damages to land. Farmers across the lands lost millions of acres of land and moved away to other states like California to find jobs. More than 500,000 families had to relocate. President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved government programs designed to conserve and restore the ruined soil.
  • Empire State Building

    Empire State Building
    The Empire State Building was completed and opened on May first and became the world's tallest building at 1,250 feet tall.
  • Assassination Attempt on Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Assassination Attempt on Franklin D. Roosevelt
    After FDR sat down after giving a speech at Bayfront Park in Miami, Guiseppe Zangara shot five bullets towards Franklin D. Roosevelt. None of them hit FDR, but five others got injured. The man who tried to assassinate Roosevelt pleaded guilty and died in the electric chair.
  • Emergency Banking Act

    Emergency Banking Act
    In response of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the Emergency Banking Act which prohibited any banks to operate other than the banks that were Federal-Reserve approved. Within weeks of passing this act, many Americans redepositied their stashed cash into local banks.
  • Twenty-first Amendment

    Twenty-first Amendment
    This amendment repealed the eighteenth amendment. This made the drinking and selling of liquour leagal.