U.S History

  • Chinese Exclution Act

    Chinese Exclution Act
    The Federal Government passed this law, which excluded a specific national group. Because it excluded only one group of people the chinese felt discrimineted against, but americans felt it was necessary to stop the chinese from taking American jobs.
  • The Automobile

    The Automobile
    Henry Ford introduced America to his reliable and affordable automobile: the Model -T. He worked hard to make cars cheap enough that all American families could afford to have one. He made this possible by taking the idea of mass production to new heights.
  • Invention of the Combine

    Invention of the Combine
    The invention of the combine is one example of agricultural mechanization. The combine allowed farmers to turn up soil and plow at the same time which allowed them to do field work in about half the time it would take without it.
  • Invention of the Neon Lamp

    Invention of the Neon Lamp
    George Claude displayed the first neon lamp in Paris, France. This discovery allowed people to have lights of different colors depending on what type of gas the bulb contained.
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    When Henry Ford introduced the assembly line it allowed workers to accomplish more in less time.
  • Universal Negro Improvement Association is Founded

    Universal Negro Improvement Association is Founded
    Marcus Garvey, an African American man, founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) to promote -advancments in eaquality and treatment of African Americans. The group attempted to improve the lives of African Americans.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Red Scare led to an increasing fear of radicals in america. The government intercepted many bombs being mailed to important industries and government officials. one of these government officials was Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, who mounted a broad offensive against radicals in the U.S. in 1919 and 1920. during the palmer raid the police arrested thousands of people from Eastern Erope for being suspected radicals though many weren't. most were never charged or tried for a crime.
  • Eighteenth Amendment is Officially Enforced

    Eighteenth Amendment is Officially Enforced
    This Amendment banned the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of alcohol anywhere in America, wnich started prohibition. Many Americans, especially women, fought to make prohibition happen. Groups such as the Womens Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) argued that prohibitionwas necessary for the safety of women and children, who were often beaten by their drunk husbands or fathers.
  • National Negro Baseball League

    National Negro Baseball League
    Though baseball teams were still segregated, African Americans were able to form their own baseball leagues. This was one example of a step toward equality among blacks and whites in America.
  • Ninteenth Amendment

    Ninteenth Amendment
    Thanks to the hard work of many organizations and heroic individuals, women finally gained the right to vote from the Ninteenth Amendment.
  • The Wall Street Bombing

    The Wall Street Bombing
    Terrorists filled a hourse drawn buggy with 100 pounds of dynamite and 500 pounds of cast-iron slugs. Around noon, across the street from the J.P. Morgan bank headquaters in downtown Manhattan, New York the buggy exploded. the explotion ultimatley killed 39 people and damaged many surrounding buildings. this event only fueld America's fear during the red scare.
  • Invention of Crop Dusters

    Invention of Crop Dusters
    this invention used plains and allowed farmers to plant their seeds faster than ever before.
  • Imperial Wizard Hiram W. Evans

    Imperial Wizard Hiram W. Evans
    Hiram W. Evans became the "Imperial Wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK were a group of white radicalist that discriminated against many minorities, especially African Americans. Under Evans' leadership the organization grew rapidly, reaching over 4,000,000 members only three years later in 1925.
  • The National Origons Act

    The National Origons Act
    This act limited the amount of immigrants that could enter the U.S. Many Americans felt this was necessary because they didn't want to lose their jobs to immigrants.
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross

    Nellie Tayloe Ross
    Nellie Tayloe Ross is a great example of how much the roles of women changed in the 1920's. She managed to become the first woman to be elected governer for Wyoming. At that time woman were growing out of their role of revolving their lives with their houshold, family, and chores.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes trial was basically a debate over what theory schools could teach their students: creationism, which had traditionally been taught, or evolutionism, which was a more modern theory. The American Civil Liberties Union convinced John Scopes, a high school biology teacher to challenge thyhe law porbiding evolution to be taught in Tennessee. Scopes was found guilty of breaking this law and fined $100. However, conflict over evolution continues today.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti are put to death

    Sacco and Vanzetti are put to death
    The Red Scare led to an extreme fear of suspected communists and radicals plotting a U.S. revolution. It caused many Americans to fear immigrants. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed after a swift trial, where they were charged with robbing a shoe factory and two fatal shootings.
  • End of Prohibition

    End of Prohibition
    Although there were originally many supporters of prohibition, they soon realized it wasn't working as well as they had hoped. Many people ignored the law and tried to sell and buy alcohol illeagally. The crime rate increased greatly, and most of these crimes were directly related to the buying, selling, and smuggling of alcohol. America decided that ending the prohbition was best and annuled the eighteenth amendment.
  • McCarran-Walter Act

    McCarran-Walter Act
    This abolished racial restrictions of immigrants, but estabolished political beliefs as grounds for exclution. It also continued the limit of number of immigrants from a given country.
  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

    Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing
    A white man was seen placing a box on the steps of the Baptist Church. the box contained a bomb that killed four young African American girls that were attending Sunday school. The bomb also injured many others attending the church that day. A wittness later identified the man as a known KKK- member.
  • Invention of the Crayon

    Invention of the Crayon
    The invention of crayons, by Binney and Smith, led to both a new form of art and entertainment.