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  • Jazz Music is Invented

    Jazz music was created in the 1920s by African Americans in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong was one of the best Jazz musicians. Jazz played a big role in the 1920s because it brought in new dances and attitudes.
  • 1920 Census

    The 1920 Census indicated that the United States had over 100 million civilians. This was a 15% increase from the previous census.
  • The 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment was a ban on making and selling alcohol. People closed down saloons because of the effect this had. Citizens didn’t like that this was interfering with what they like to do so they would get ahold of it illegally. Another part of the 18th Amendment included high crime levels.
  • The First Representation of the Play

    The first representation of the play was called Beyond the Horizon. This play was produced by Eugene O’Neill. Beyond the Horizon went on to win Eugene O’Neill his first Pulitzer Prize.
  • Women are Given the Right to Vote

    Women were given the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the United States constitution grants universal women’s suffrage. The 19th amendment was also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment because of her large efforts to obtain the right to vote.
  • The NFL is Formed

    Jim Thorpe created the American Professional Football League and was stated as president that obtained 11 teams that would compete against each other. A couple years after the creation the name would change to the National Football League.
  • Warren G. Harding Won the Election

    Warren G. Harding won the Electoral College and the Popular Vote. This placed the Republicans back in office. Harding obtained over 16 million popular votes. He won the Electoral race with a 404 to 127.
  • The National Quota System

    A national quota system was set in place because of all the illegal immigrants that were coming into the United States. This was established by the United States Congress in the Emergency Quota Act which allowed for curbing to all legal immigrants.
  • Congressional Resolution is Signed

    The Congressional Resolution by both of the houses was signed by President Warren G. Harding. The signing would declare peace in WW1 with Germany, Austria, and Hungary. A month after time the treaties were executed.
  • The Armament Congress Ends

    The ending of the Armament Congress would later lead to three agreements. These agreements included the Five Power Disarmament Treaty, between the major world powers and the United States, limit naval construction, outlaw poison gas, restrict submarine attacks on merchant fleets, and respect China's sovereignty.
  • Construction to the Yankee Stadium Begins

    The construction for the Yankee stadium in New York started.
  • Lincoln Memorial

    The Lincoln Memorial is located in Washington D.C. It was placed on the opposite side of the National Mall from the Capital building.
  • Time Magazine is Published

    The very first Time Magazine was published. Time Magazine would soon become one very dominant media platform.
  • Warner Brother Pictures is Established

    Warner Brother Pictures was established and would later become a huge establishment.
  • President Warren G. Harding Dies

    President Warren G. Harding dies while in office from becoming ill. He was then succeeded by his Vice President Calvin Coolidge.
  • First Winter Olympics

    The first Winter Olympics was held in the French Alps in Chamonix, France. There were 16 different nations that participated including the United States.
  • All Indians are Citizens

    All Indians were designated citizens by legislation passed in the United States Congress. It was also signed by President Calvin Coolidge. The Indian Citizen Act stated that all Native Americans were designated citizens if they were born within the United States territory.
  • Calvin Coolidge Won the Election

    Calvin Coolidge won his first presidency retaining the White House for the Republicans.
  • Nellie Taylor Ross is Inaugurated

    Nellie Taylor Ross was inaugurated as the first women governor of the United Stated in Wyoming.
  • Radiovision is Invented

    Charles Francis Jenkins was the first person to demonstrated television. He made a 10 minute film of synchronized pictures and sounds.
  • Lava Beds National Monument

    President Calvin Coolidge designated Lava Beds National Monument in California. The site contained a volcanic rock and a natural fortress that was used in 1872-1873.
  • First Flight to the North Pole and Back

    The first flight to the North Pole and back was accomplished by Floyd Bennett and Richard Evelyn Byrd. They guided a three-engine monoplane for their journey. They both were rewarded the Medal of Honor for this achievement.
  • Air Commerce Act

    The Air Commerce act was passed which provided pilots aid and assistance to the airline industry. They also had federal oversight from the Department of Commerce for the pilots safety.
  • Civil War in China

    One thousand U.S. troops landed in China during the civil war to protect property of the United States.
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    The Great Mississippi Flood

    The Great Mississippi Flood occurred and ended up affecting over 700,000 people.
  • Sculpting Mount Rushmore Begins

    They start to begin working on the huge sculptures on Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum was the sculpture who started to carve out the faces of the presidents. The four presidents that are represented on Mount Rushmore are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The sculptures on Mount Rushmore wouldn’t be finished until 14 years after the beginning.
  • Television is a Success

    The first successful representation of the television occurs. Phill Taylor Farnsworth invented the television. Three years after this successful television release it would be copied by another individual.
  • First Appearance of Mickey Mouse

    The first appearance of Mickey Mouse occurred. He was represented on television on an animated film that was known as “Plane Crazy.”
  • Amelia Earhart Flies

    Amelia Earhart was the first women to ever fly over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Herbert Hoover Wins Presidency

    Herbert Hoover won the election for president. He won the electoral college with a ratio of 444 to 87.
  • Valentines Day Massacre

    In Chicago, Illinois, gangsters that worked for Al Capone killed seven rivals and citizens.
  • The Teapot Scandal Ends

    The Teapot Scandal came to and end when Albert B. Fall was convicted of accepting $100,000 as a bribe from Elk Hills naval oil reserve. After he accepted the $100,000 he was sentenced to a year in prison and had a fine that matched what he accepted.
  • The Great Depression Starts

    The Great Depression was a period in time where Americans had the worst economic downturn in history. When the Great Depression reached its worst point approximately 15 million American Citizens were unemployed. An additional affect of the Great Depression was that half of the countries banks failed.