1919-1929 timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Prohibition passed by congress december 18, 1917. Ratified january 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    Established a prohibition Bureau in the treasury department in 1919. The agency was underfunded.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer, Hoover, and their agents hunted down suspected communists, socialists, and anarchists, people who opposed any form of government. They trampled peoples civil rights invading private homes and offices an jailing suspects without allowing them legal counsel.
  • lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare

    lenin and the Communist State/ Red Scare
    The panic in the United States began in 1919, After revolutionaries in Russia overthrew the Czarist regime.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti trial
    Saco and Vanzetti were arrested and charged with the robbery and murder of a factory pay master and his guard in south braintroe, Massachusetts. Witnesses had said the criminals appeared to be Italians.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    This amendment was about woman suffrage. it was passed by congress June 4, 1919, ratified August 18.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    The most spectacular example of corruption. The government had set aside oil-rich public lands at teapot dome, Wyoming and Elk Hills, California, for use by the U.S. navy.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    Established immigration quotas that discriminated strongly against people from outside Western Europe. This act set a quota of about 150.000 people annually.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    A fight over evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools and in American Society. This trial became a national sensation almost overnight.
  • Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    Charles made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. The prize offered was $25,00.
  • Herbert Hoover elected president

    Herbert Hoover elected president
    Herbert Hoover could poing to years of prosperity under republican administrations since 1920. Many believd him when he declared "we in America are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before."
  • 1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer is released

    1st Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer is released
    Walt Disney's "steamboat Willie," the first animated film with sound was released in 1928. The first major movie with sond was "The Jazz Singer."
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Stock prices peaked and then fell. Confidence in the market started to waver, and some investors quickly sold their stocks and pulled out.