1920's and 1930's

  • Frances Willard

    Frances Willard
    Was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. She was instrumental on the passing of the 18 and 19 amendments.
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    Was an American Laawyer, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    An American orator and politician from Nebraska and a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party. Standing 3 times as the Party;s candidate for President of the United States.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    An American industrialist, the founder of Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor pf the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    Was the belief that only the fittest survive in human political and economic struggle.
  • Tin Pan Alley

    Tin Pan Alley
    A name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the US.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    An American statesman and politican leader who served as the president of the US from 1933 to 1945.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    An American politician, diplomat, and activist. Was the longest-serving first lady of the US. Held her post from March 1933 to April 1945.
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, enterpreeur, ad oratot who was staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    An influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration.
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    An American Poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form called jazz poetry.
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

    Charles A. Lindbergh
    An American aviator, engineer, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Was famous for flying solo across the Atlantic
  • Federal Reserve System

    Federal Reserve System
    A central banking system of the united states. created with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, largely in response to a series of financial panics, particularly a servere panic of 1907
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration was the mass movement of five million southern blacks to the north and west between 1915 and 1960. The blacks that were in the process of moving, moved to Chicago, Illiniois, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New York.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    Also known as the "New negro Movement" which included the new african-american cultural expressions across the urban areas in the Northeast and Midwent United States affected by the Great Migration. The Harlem Remaissance was considered to be a rebirth of African American arts.
  • 1st Red Scare

    1st Red Scare
    The end of the fighting in Europe did not bring peace and security to the united states. "Huns" were quickly replaced by a fear of anarchists, communists and immigrants. The word "Red" has long been associated with the Communists and Socialists, while "White" has been associated with the conservaatives.
  • Prohibition

    From 1920 to 1933 the manufacture and sale of intoxication liquors were illegal in the US. The 18th amendment to the US Constitution authorized congress to prohibit alcoholic beverages.
  • Warren G Harding's "Return to Normalcy"

    Warren G Harding's "Return to Normalcy"
    Return to normalcy, a return to the way life was before World War 1. Warren G Harding was the United States Presidential candidate campaign promise in the election of 1920.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The 21st amendment is unique among the 27 amendments of the US Constitution for being the only one to repeal a prior amendment and to have been ratified by States ratifying conventions
  • Tea Pot Dome Scandal

    Tea Pot Dome Scandal
    Secretary of the interior leased government land in california and at Teapot Dome, Wyoming to 2 oil executives- Fall became the first Cabinet official to be sent to prison
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    In the event of the Scopes Monkey Trial, despite having excellent lawters, Scopes was found guilty and evolution continued to be banned. It was believed that humans evolved from apes through survival of the fittest.
  • Jazz Music

    Jazz Music
    Jazz became the popular music in America, although older generations considered the music immoral and threatening to old cultural values
  • Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"

    Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"
    Black Tuesday was on Wall Street, Investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the michinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. and other countries, roughly neginning with the stock-market crash in October, 1929 and continuing through most of the 1930s
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    SImple amendment that sets the dates at whoch federal government elected offices end. In also defines who succeeds the presodent if the president dies.
  • Relief, Recovery, Reform

    Relief, Recovery, Reform
    Reflief- direct relief, money given to the states, states could use the money in their state for any relief they felt necessary.
    Recovery- Most unmarried fro the poor families, almost like the military. lived in barracks, room and board provided by the government, paid wages, but were expected to share their wages with their families.
    Reform- to protect bank depositors and the bankng system
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    A series of new laws and programs introduced by president Roosevelt diring depression to create jobs and improve the economy. Things like P.W.A. and W.P.A.
  • Tennesse Valley Authority

    Tennesse Valley Authority
    A federally owned corporation in the US created by congressional charter in May 19933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing and econimis development in the tennessee vally, a region that was particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance cororation

    Federal Deposit Insurance cororation
    A United States government corporation providing deposit insurance to depositors in the US banks.Created to restore trust in the American banking system.
  • Securities & Exchange Commision

    Securities & Exchange Commision
    An agency of the US federal government, holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, propsing securities rules, and regulation the securities industry the nations stock and options exchanges and other activities and organizations including the electronic securities markets in the US
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The grographic area, including the Texas panhandle, hardest hit by the drought during the 19302' where the soil was so dry it blew away in great clouds of dust.
  • Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    An independant agency of the US federal Government that administers Social Security, and social insurance program consisting of retirement , disability, and survivors' benefits.