1919- 1939

  • Eighteenth Admendment

    Eighteenth Admendment
    The Eighteenth Admendment was ratified, and prohibited the selling, manufacturing, and transporting of alcohol.
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    1919- 1939

  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    The Nineteenth Amendment was finally approved in Congress. This allowed women the right to vote, once ratified women were allowed to participate in public affairs, and were given a right to their opinions.
  • Palmer Raids

    1919- 1920 the plamer raids deported and arrested radicals after World War I due to the events of the red scare. The raids had encroached on the civil liberties by giving people the title of being a communist.
  • Esch- Cummins Transportation Act

    A federal law that returned the railroads to private operation after World War I, with much regulation.
  • Merchant Marine Act

    The act authorized the Shipping Board, which controlled about 1500 ships, it was made to dispose of hastily built warships.
  • Veterns Bureau

    The bureau was made to operate hospitals and provide rehabilitation for the disabled veterans.
  • Capper- Volstead Act

    Exempted farmers' marketing cooperatives from antitrust prosecution.
  • Sacco- Vanzatti Trial

    Sacco- Vanzatti Trial
    Two Italian radical immigrants Sacco and Vazetti were but on trial for murder, they were found guilty and executed six years later.
  • The Emergency Quota Act of 1921

    The Emergency Quota Act of 1921
    The Quota Act decreased the amount of immigrants that were allowed to enter the United States. Although immigrants from Canada and Mexico had free reign to enter the United States. Th Quota Act only restricted Europe, Africa, and Western countries.
  • Nine- Power Treaty

    A treaty forming the Open Doors Policy with China to alllow trade with China.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    A scandal that leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates.
  • Five Power Naval Treaty

    Was a treaty among the major nations of the allies to stop the construction of naval equipment after World War I.
  • Yankee Stadium

    Yankee Stadium
    Known as "the house Ruth built" the Yankee Stadium was built and helped make sports a big buisness industry. Babe Riuth was a home-run hero.
  • Adkins v. Children's Hospital

    Adkins v. Children's Hospital
    A court decision that having a minimum wage for women and children was unconstitutional by the 5th amendment.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Written by Alice Paul the amendment stated that all citizens no matter their sex have equal rights.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    This immigration act closed all doors for Japanese immigrants. Discrimination against Japan citizens in the U.S. spread.
  • "Scareface" Al Capone

    "Scareface" Al Capone
    After prohibition six years of gang warfare was began by Capone a murderous, booze distributor, who awarded himself with millions.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John T. Scopes a biology teacher taught his students evolution against beliefs it ruined religion. He was found guilty and fined.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    The book by F. Scott Fitzgerald revealed the in and outs of the roaring twenties. It illustrated the glam of the money with parties, and alcohol and showed the corruption associated with the luxurys provided during the era.
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

    Charles A. Lindbergh
    He was the first person to fly solo from west to east over the Atlantic. The trip had taken him two days and he was awarded with a prize of $25,000.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer ended the time of silent movies, this was the first movie that the characters actually speak. Their was recorded sound to go along with the movies, compared to before where movie goers had to read subtitles and bands played music along with the movies actions.
  • A Farewell to Arms

    A novel by Ernest Hemingway about the World War I experience.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash
    The stock market had bottomed out, after years of citizens "buying on margin" the unblaance signaled the beginning of the Great Depression.
  • Hawley- Smoot Tariff

    Tariff which raised duties to 60% on imported goods.
  • Gold Reserve Act

    Prohibited the use of gold for anything but domestic purposes.
  • Repealing the Eighteenth Admendment

    Repealing the Eighteenth Admendment
    The Twenty- First Admendment was set up to null the Eighteenth Admendment, and the 13 years of prohibition was ended.
  • Emergency Banking Relief Act

    The new act allowed Roosevelt to regulate the banks and to open ones that had been previously closed, it also let him control foreign exchanges.
  • FDR Closes Banks

    FDR closed the banks because everyone was withdrawing their money from the banks in the panic, so to stop people from taking their money out he shut them down.
  • Beer and Wine Revenue Act

    Permitted the selling of alcohol as long as it was under a certain alcohol content.
  • Farm Credit Administration

    Provided low-interest farm loans and mortgages to prevent forclosures on the property of indebted farmers.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    The CCC gave immediate employment to unemployed, single young men. They worked on environmental and public works projects for $30 per month, $25 of which was sent to their families, which they lived apart from.
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act

    Farmers were paid to produce less crops due to the surplus of crops.The money that was paid to the farmers came from taxes from the manufactures, for example flour mills.
  • Federal Emergency Relief Act

    The act expanded the relief given to the unemployed through providing grants to states, along with the promotion of immediate work.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Act

    This created a federally run agency which built dams to control flooding, and to improve conservation.
  • Federal Securities Act

    the act required the disclosure of information about new stock and bond issues to the investors.
  • Home Owner's Refinancing Act

    Created the Home Owner's Loan Corporation which slowed the rate of foreclosures and lowered the rates of loans on house mortgage.
  • Home Owner's Refinancing Act

    The act established a corporation to help non-farmer's refinance mortgages.
  • Glass- Steagull Banking Reform Act

    Commercial banks were prohibited from engaging in excessive speculation, added 1 billion in gold to economy.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Allowed insurance on banking accounts to assure that the banks were safe to citizens so they would stop pulling money out of the banks.
  • National Industrial Recovery Act

    The act allowed the President to help stimulate the economy by regulating the industry and permiting monopolies.
  • Public Works Administration

    Provided funding for numerous projects that created many jobs while improving the nation's infrastructure.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    After prolonged drought and high winds the Dust Bowl began these severe dust storms made citizens move out to find better lands.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    The act helped to prevent the loss of more Indian lands, and to allow them to self govern and keep their native traditions.
  • National Housing Act

    The act gave out loans to stop the foreclosures on family homes.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Provided relief to the unemployed in fields such as theater, literature, entertainment, and art.
  • Resettlement Administration

    Resettlement Administration
    During the Dust Bowl farmers were removed to better lands where they could farm. And 200 million trees were planted to prevent the wind from destroying more fields.
  • Schechter Poultry Corp v. U.S.

    Declared the National Recovery Administration unconstitutional, it said that the act had violated the separation of powers.
  • National Labors Relations Act

    The act commited the government to mediate disputes between management and labor unions.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This provided money for retired citizens, and also provided unemployment insurance. The money provided came from a payroll tax. The act was passed to help prevent another depression of such great magnitude.
  • Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act

    Farmers were paid to rotate their crops, let their land lie fallow, or to plant soil-conserving crops like soybeans to revive the nutrients in the ground and to prevent another dust bowl by destroying fields.
  • United States Housing Authority

    It was designed to lend money to the states or communities for low-cost construction.
  • Fair Labors Standards Act

    This act federally established minimum wage and overtime pay.
  • Reorganization Act

    Gave Roosevelt powers to pick administrative reform in allowing him to pick additional staff, and then included a Executive Office reorganizations set in limits.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    John Steinbeck wrote about the dust stroms and the economic hardships, and the agricultural failures. This enlightened the U.S. of the horrors that happened during the Dust Bowl.
  • Hatch Act

    The Hatch Act was placed to limit the amount of money being spent and the contributions on campaigns. The act also refused to let political leaders to use government funds also.
  • Works Cited

    "Eighteenth Amendment." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Detroit: Gale, 1999. Student Resources In Context. Web. 20 May 2013.
    "Repeal the 18th Amendment." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 20 May 2013.
    "Buy Before It's Too Late!" American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 20 May 2013.
  • Works Cited

    "Nineteenth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 3. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Immigration Act of 1921 Imposes Quota System, 1921-1924." Historic U.S. Events. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Immigrants in Pens at Ellis Island." The Immigrant Experience. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 2010. American Journey. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
  • Works Cited

    O'Reilly, Kenneth. "Palmer Raids." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 6. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 232. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    Joughin, Louis, and Eric S. Yellin. "Sacco-Vanzetti Case." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 7. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 219-220. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
  • Works Cited

    "A Monthly Check to You." The Great Depression and the New Deal. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 2010. American Journey. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "J. Edgar Hoover and the First Red Scare." The Cold War. Ed. Walter Hixson. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 2010. American Journey. Student Resources In Context. Web. 26 May 2013.
    Kennedy, David, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas Bailey. The American Pageant: a History of the Republic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
  • Works Cited

    "Al Jolson." American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Lindbergh, Charles A." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "1935 Dust Storm Over Texas." MCT Photos. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Harold Ickes at the Flathead Reservation." The Native American Experience. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 2010.
  • Works Cited

    "Yankee Stadium." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States. 5th ed. Detroit: UXL, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Doctors and nurses at the American Hospital in Paris tend to the needs of soldiers during World War..." American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Vol. 2: 1910-1919. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Capone, Al." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
  • Works Cited

    "F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby." Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Al Jolson." American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "Lindbergh, Charles A." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2010. Student Resources In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.
    "1935 Dust Storm Over Texas." MCT Photos. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, 2010. Student Resources.