1919-1929 Timeline

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    1919-1929 Timeline

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This amendment banned the sale of alcohol in the U.S. This amendment was later repealed.
  • Lenin and the Communist state/Red Scare

    Lenin and the Communist state/Red Scare
    This was the fear of communism spreading and taking over. Over 70,000 radicals joined the Communist Party.Mitchel palmer took over to control the Red Scare.Many people didn't like communism, therefor they didn't want it to take over.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Mitchel Palmer hadT.Edgar Hoover be his assistant and them along with other agents tried to catch communists,socialists,and anarchists. These people didn't like any form of government, and most people didn't like people like this. Mitchel Palmer and his crew invaded private homes, arresting and deporting people with out letting them have a trial in court. These Raids soon failed. People didn't agree with them.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    This law was passed along with the 18th amendment. It specified the alcoholic beverages. Intoxicaiting liquor was considered any beverage with .5% or more of alcohol. This was later repealed along with the 18th amenment.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
    Nicola Sacoo and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were both Italian immigrants and anarchists. They were arrested for murdering 2 men and robbing. There was no real evidence against the 2 men, and the judge made racists comments to them. In the end they were found guilty basically because they're Italian anarchists and off of bad evidence.
  • 19th Amendmet Ratified

    19th Amendmet Ratified
    This amenment granted women the right to vote. This was struggle for women to get this law passed. They did everything from picketing to going to jail to stand up for womens rights. Many people didn't agree with this law.
  • Teapot Dome Affair

    Teapot Dome Affair
    An oil scandal that involved the Sceretary of the Interior Albert B.Fall.He leased the oil reserves to two oil companies,behind the governments back. Fall was guilty of bribery.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This law limited the amount of immigrants that could enter the United States. It limites specific nationalities. Americans didn't like that so many immigrants were taking their jobs. This law was discriminating. The law stayed in affect until the 1960's.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    A law was made that made it illegal to teach evolution. John T. Scopes a biology teacher taught it in one of his classes.He was arrested right away. He had the famous lawyer Clarrence Darrow defend him.William Jennings Bryan was the prosecutor, and know as an expert on the Bible. Darrow asked Bryan many questions. In one of his answeres he said " The Bible might be interpreted in different ways." Scopes was still found guilty and fined $100. The law wasn't changed.
  • Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic
    There was a $25,000 prize offered to the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean alone. He did it in 33 hours and 29 minutes. He was considered an American hero and idol,
  • 1st talking movie, The Jazz Singer

    1st talking movie, The Jazz Singer
    This is the first talking movie with sound. The voice came from Al Jolson in the middle of the movie. The words were "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!" The movie was about a Jewish man becoming a Jazz singer instead of going into the family business and becoming a cantor.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected President

    Herbert Hoover Elected President
    Herbert Hoover was a Republican who went up agianst Democrat Alfred E. Smith. Smith was a Roman Catholic and wasn't really trusted, being a man from New York. People thought that Smith might push his religion on people if he was President. Hoover was liked by many and never bashed his opponent. In the end Hoover had a successful win.
  • 1st Animated Videp,Steamboat Willie

    1st Animated Videp,Steamboat Willie
    This was the first animated video. It was the first official video with the cartoon Mickey Mouse. This video is how Mickey Mouse became a famous character. Every year Walt Disney celebrates Mickey Mouse's birthday on this date.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Stock prices were rising, so people invested in the Stock Markey. A lot of people bought on margain, which meant they payed a small amount of a stock price and then borrowed the rest. When the Stock Market started to decline,people couldn't pay back the loans. This started the Great Depression and people now had big debts.