1919-1929 timeline

  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    About worker revolution and political radicalism. From 1919-1920.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    Also known as the National Prohibition Act. Enabled legislation for the 18th Amendment. Banned the sale, manufacturing, and transportation of alchohol.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Attemp by the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. More than 500 foreigners were deported.
  • 19th Amendment

    This amendment gave women the right to vote.
  • 18th Amendment

    The amendment went into affect and prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol in America. Many Americans supported it in the begining, but there were not enough police to stop the drinking habits of Americans.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    A government scandal involving a former united states navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    A law that severely restricted immigration by establishing a stystem of national quotas that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and virtually excluded asians. The policy stayed in effect until the 1960s.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial—formally known as The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes and informally known as the Scopes Monkey Trial—was an American legal case in 1925 in which high school biology teacher John Scopes was accused of violating the state's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Two italian anarchists were convicted of a robery and two murders. They were sentenced to life.
  • 1st talking movie, "The Jazz Singer"

    1st talking movie, "The Jazz Singer"
    Produced by the warner brothers it was the first film that actually had sound. It started the decline of silent films.
  • Charles Lindenbergh Crosses The Atlantic

    Charles Lindenbergh Crosses The Atlantic
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Herbert Hoover, born on August 10, 1874, was the 31st president of the United States.
  • 1st animated video, "Steamboat Willie"

    1st animated video, "Steamboat Willie"
    It was the first animated short film directed by walt disney.
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
    The great crash of 1929 was the most devistating crash in U.S. history. It was the beginning of the 12 year great depression.