Early 1900's

  • Womens Christian Temperance Union Began

    Womens Christian Temperance Union Began
    This group was a collection of women that tried to stop many problems in America. They targeted poverty, womens suffrage, and most of all Prohibition of Alcohol. They had a big part in ratifying the Eighteenth Amendment, and the right to womens suffrage.
  • Cotton Picking Machine

    Cotton Picking Machine
    Cotton was a huge cash crop in the south. It was originally picked by slaves, but when they were free the plantation owners needed to find new cheap labor. The Cotton Picking Machine was born. This picked the cotton faster than the slaves and saved money on food, board, and medical supplies that they would have spent on the slaves.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Although the Model T was ready to be announced by March 1908, Henry Ford could not yet produce it. On Oct. !st he was ready too announce it to the public. It was only $825.00, and sales skyrocketed. Ford was given 48% of the profits making him a very rich man!!!!
  • Beginning in Rockets starts with Bazookas.

    Beginning in Rockets starts with Bazookas.
    Robert Goddard wa a scientist who had many patents over the span of his life. He had many theories on rocket propulsion, and although he did not invent the rocket for NASA, he invented missiles and war weapons for WWII like the bazooka.
  • Ku Klux Klan Revived

    Ku Klux Klan Revived
    On top of the Stone Moutain in 115, some angry men revived the angry clan. Not only did they target African Americans, they also turned their hatred towards all minorities. Including, Jews Catholics, and immigrant groups.
  • Guinn v. United States

    Guinn v. United States
    It tried to convince poor and illiterate whites to support literacy qualifications on voting. It said that the Grandfather Clause was acceptable. A few argued that this case was brought to not only to exclude blacks from voting, but also lower class whites. This case proved that America was still a racist country.
  • Tractors

    On August 1st 1917, many tractor companies came to Fremont, Nebraska to show off their goods. Many farmers came to buy them. The tractor plowed way faster than a horse and plow could. A 35 horsepower tractor and plow, could plow an acre in fifteen minutes while and a horse and plow would take an hour and half.
  • Prohibition Began

    Prohibition Began
    Women were tired of their men beating them and their children when they came home drunk. The families could hardly pay for the things they need because, their menfolk would squander their earnings on alcohol. So they worked for the Prohibition of alcohol. This was added to the amendments as the Eighteenth Amendment.It banned the making, selling or transporting of alcoholic beverages.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer Raids was when police arrested thousands of so called radicals, communists, anarchists, or some that were simply immigrants from Europe. Most were never tried for a crime, but the government still deported hundreds of radicals.
  • Japanese Unwanted!

    Japanese Unwanted!
    There were "too many" Japanese immigrants in California. Congress scheduled a hearing. They didn't like the way th Japanese had their government.
  • Womens Suffrage

    Womens Suffrage
    Women had worked a long time to obtain the right to vote. Whn they finally won their right,the long road was over and they happily ran to the voting booths.
  • Wall Street Bombing

    Wall Street Bombing
    A few days after Sacco and Vanzetti were executed a cart exploded in the middle of Wall Street. The flying debris killed around forty bystanders. As a result the New York Stock Exchange to close early that day. People belived that some of Sacco and Vanzettis friends caused this, because they were angry at the execution. The culprits were never found.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    This law limited the number of immigrants that could enter the US to 3% the amount of each nationality that was here in 1910. It favored Northern Europeans because, they were so numerous in the US at the time.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    This limited the number of immigrants that could enter the US to 2%. It was mainly targeting Eastern Europeans. They had begun to migrate in large numbers. This law excluded Asians.
  • First Successful Message Across the Atlantic

    First Successful Message Across the Atlantic
    Radio was a persons TV back in the 1920s. TV was still in its baby stages, but the radio was popular. Ernest Alexanderson invented many things that improved the radio. He was the first person to successfully transmit a message across the Atlantic. Many tried to follow Alexanderson on his work on the TV and Radio.
  • KKK March on Washington

    KKK March on Washington
    On Labor Day 1924 the KKK marched on Washington some 10000 strong. They walked the streets singing hymns and preaching hate for all to hear. They wore the white robes of a clansman in the sweltering heat, and some farmers wives brought them pitchers of ice water to drink. This march struck fear in many.
  • Louis Armstrong's First Recording

    Louis Armstrong's First Recording
    Louis Armstrong was a black jazz player who was most famous for his trumpet playing. He had his first recording when he was the leader of a band called Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five. Not only did blacks attend his concerts in great numbers, but whites did too. They came in about as many numbers as the blacks did. America had fallen in love with Jazz.
  • Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed

    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed
    They were Italian immigrants and known anarchists. They were charged with killing two people at a shoe factory hold up near Boston. They were arrested, when eyewittnesses said the robbers "looked Italian".Even though there was little evidence against them, they were found guilty and sentenced to death by the Eletric Chair on Aug. 23, 1927
  • Frozen Food

    Frozen Food
    Clarence Birdsee realizes that when fish is frozen, it has about the same taste and texture as when fresh. So he created his own food packaging company. He started the Birdseye system, which freezes the food at very high pressures
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    As the crime rate skyrocketed President Woodrow Wilson decided to ratify the twenty first amendment which ended Prohibition. This was an attempt to end bootlegging, illegal distribution of alcohol. It worked since there was no need to sneak the alcohol.