• 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This amendment launched the prohibition era. During this time the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was legally prohibited.
  • Lenin and Red Scare

    Lenin and Red Scare
    Valdimir I. Lenin and his followers, the Bolsheviks, established a new communist state and cried out for worldwide revolution to establish capitalism everywhere. The time period of the country's hysteria of communism is known as the Red Scare.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    An underfunded prohibition bureau agency. The patroled 18,700 miles with only 1,500 poorly paid feeral agents. An obviously impossible task.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer, Hoover, and their agents hunted suspected communists, socialists, and anarchists. They trampeled people rights, invaided their homes, and jailed many with no leagal counseling.
  • Sacco& Vanzetti Trail

    Sacco& Vanzetti Trail
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were two Italian men arrested and charged with robbery and murder of a factory maymaster and his guard. They stood before a judge who made many prejudicial remarks. They were found guilty and sentenced to death. The two men died in the elctric chair on August 23, 1927
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    Women gained the right to vote.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Falls secret leasing of oil rich public land to private companies in return for money and land. He claimed the contracts were for the governement's interest; however, he recieved over $400,000 in loans, bonds, and cash.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    Established immigration quotas that discriminated strongly against people from outside of Western Europe. Only 150,000 were allowed annually. It also descriminated against Eastern and Southern Europeans and barred all Asains completely.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    It was fought over evolution and the role of science and religion in publics school and American society. John T. Scopes, a young biology teacher, challenged the law. Scopes was found guilty and fined $100.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    First major motion picture to be realeased with sounds.
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    First man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo. He took of from NYC, headed up to Newfoundland, and then across the Atlantic landing just outside of Paris, Frace.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected as President

    Herbert Hoover Elected as President
    Hoover was a quiet and reserved man. He followed years of prosperity under republican administrations since 1920. It was an overwhelming win for Hoover and it was clear people were happy with republican leadership.
  • Stock MArket Crashed

    Stock MArket Crashed
    Stock prices first peaked and then fell in September of 1929. On October 29 the bottom of the stock market fell. Many people who had bought stocks were stuck with debt while others lost all of their savings.