1920

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  • The 18th Amendment is passed

    The 18th Amendment is passed
    saloons were forced to close down. People who liked alcohol didn't like the government interfering, and found ways to get a hold of it.
  • Warren G. Harding elected president

    Warren G. Harding elected president
    He started as a small-town newspaper publisher, and worked his way up to U.S. Senator from Ohio. He eventually became a Republican presidential candidate. His promise to "return to normalcy" appealed to voters. He proposed lower taxes. He also put higher tariffs on foreign trade to help American companies. Harding chose a pro-business cabinet.
  • Amelia Earhart takes her first flying lesson

  • Lindbergh takes his first flying lesson

  • Model T. Ford the first affordable car was invented

    Model T. Ford the first affordable car was invented
    The Ford Motor Company in Detroit made the Model T. Ford, the first affordable car. Ford produced more than a million automobiles, at a rate of one per minute. Each car cost $335. They used an assembly line, that’s when the products move along a conveyer belt, to speed up production. Workers at different stations added parts as a belt moves along.
  • President Harding dies and Coolidge becomes President

    President Harding dies and Coolidge becomes President
    President Calvin Coolidge quickly tried to clean up the scandals. He was reelected president in 1924. He instituted the laissez faire, which stated that business would act in a way that would benefit the nation. He was what people called an isolationist, because he wanted to stay out of other nations' problems except for self- defense.
  • The Klu Klux Klan is reborn

    The Klu Klux Klan is reborn
    The KKK believed that America should be racially pure, which means they discriminated the blacks. The Klan became very strong in many states, including non-southern states.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Published The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald Published The Great Gatsby
    A story that took place in 1922 during the Roaring Twenties. It was considered the Fitzgerald's best work, also known as a "Great American Novel" because it captured the significance of the era
  • The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the Great Gatsby to show the corrupiton and greed of American society during this time period. The book, like many others, were written by authors who were critical of the materialist direction America was taking.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
    In 1920, anarchist immigrants from Italy, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested for obbery and murder. They were given a death sentence and referred to as "anarchist bastards." Many people mourned their deaths, covinced that the two men died for being radicals and immigrants, not murderers.
  • The Jazz Singer Premieres

    Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, the first "talking" motion picture, premieres, marking the beginning of the end of the silent film era.
  • Election of 1928

    Coolidge declined to run again, so the Republicans chose Herbert Hoover to run against the democratic candidate Alfred E. Smith. Hoover promised to end poverty and continue "Coolidge Prosperity", while Smith appealed to immigrants and opponents of prohibition. Hoover won in a landslide and recieved support from all over the country.
  • Mickey Mouse Is Born

    Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie premieres, introducing the world to a new animated character: Mickey Mouse
  • John Scopes creates a national conflict

    John Scopes created a national conflict by breaking a law caused by fundamentalism. Fundamentalism is the belief of the word-for-word interpretation of the Bible. The fundamentalists didn't believe in the theory of evolution, therefore they did not want it taught in public schools.