This amendment launched the prohibition era. During this time the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was legally prohibited.
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.
An underfunded prohibition bureau agency. The patroled 18,700 miles with only 1,500 poorly paid feeral agents. An obviously impossible task.
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
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
Women gained the right to vote.
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
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.
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
First major motion picture to be realeased with sounds.
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
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 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.