1919-1929 Timeline

  • 18th Ammendment

    18th Ammendment
    The 18th Ammendment banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol (i.e. the beginning of Prohibition). It was ratified on January 16, 1919 and repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933. In the over 200 years of the U.S. Constitution, the 18th Amendment remains the only Amendment to ever have been repealed. Here is the complete text of the 18th Amendment.
  • Voltstead Act

    Voltstead Act
    The voltstaed act was enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment which established prohibition in the United States.
  • Palmer Raids

    The Palmer Raids were attempts by the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. The raids and arrests occurred in November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer.
  • Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist State/Red Scare
    The Red Scare denotes two distinct periods of strong Anti-Communism in the United States: the First Red Scare, from 1919 to 1920, and the Second Red Scare, from 1947 to 1957. The First Red Scare was about worker (socialist) revolution and political radicalism. The Second Red Scare was focused on national and foreign communists influencing society or infiltrating the federal government, or both.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trail

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trail
    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses The Alantic

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.
  • 19th Ammendment Ratified

    19th Ammendment Ratified
    The 19th ammendment prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The teapot dome affair was a bribery incident that took place in the United States in 1922–23, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome and two other locations to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The national origins act was a United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890, down from the 3% cap set by the Immigration Restriction Act of 1921, according to the Census of 1890. It superseded the 1921 Emergency Quota Act. The law was aimed at further restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans who were immigrating in large numbe
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    tThe scopes trial was a landmark American legal case in 1925 in which high school science teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The jazz singer was the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era. Produced by Warner Bros. with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, the movie stars Al Jolson, who performs six songs. Directed by Alan Crosland, it is based on a play by Samson Raphaelson.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black-and-white by The Walt Disney Studio and released by Celebrity Productions. The cartoon is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse,[1] as well as his girlfriend Minnie, even though the characters had both appeared several months earlier in test screenings. Steamboat Willie was the third of Mickey's films to be produced, but was the first to be distributed.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout.[1] The crash signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries[2] and that did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941.
  • Herbet Hoover Elected President

    Herbet Hoover Elected President
    He was the 31st President of the United States. Hoover was originally a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no previous elected office experience.