Roaring 20's

  • Prohibation

    The prohibition is also known as the Volstead Act. President Wilson was the president when the act was set in place. The act said that alcohol was illegal and wasn't allowed to be bought or sold. The act was change in 1933 by Franklin Roosevelt. This caused a lot of commotion in America. This is important because it started organized crime.
  • The Invention of the Band aid

    The Band-Aid was created by Earle Dickson. He created this for his wife, who always cut herself cooking. Later that year he signed with the company he worked for. He became Vice-President and the company started to make the Band-Aids. In 1924 this company sent sterilized Band-Aids overseas for soldiers in World War 2. This was much more easier for medics in war to help injured soldiers.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. It was ratified on August 18, 1920. President Wilson support the ammendment and the House accepted. However the Senate rufused to debate it until almost two years after. This is an important date to all women beacuse they have so many more rights now.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth played in the Major League Baseball. Babe Ruth was inducted into the hall of fame and won the World Series seven time. Babe Ruth still holds a lot of records. Babe Ruth is important in because he is a role model to a lot of people. This is also the time when baseball becomes very popular.
  • Harding and the Emergency Quota Act

    The emergency quota act was made by Harding. This was created to limit the immigrants from certain countries. At this time many people were terrified of anarchist. This caused a lot of commotion in America between white people and anyone of a different origin. This event show how racist and scared Americans were of immigrants.
  • Tulsa Race Riot

    The Tulsa race riot is a large scale riot. It is also known as the Tulsa Massacre. This was a conflict between white and black people. The assault took 16 hours. It was started because the KKK made its first appreance in Tulsa. The town was completely destroyed from aerial attacks. This is very important to African American history as well as the KKK.
  • Teapot Dome Scandel

    The Teapot Dome scandal happened during Harding's administration. The Teapot Dome is a old field in Wyoming. The secretart of interior Albert Fall was take bids and bribes for the oil field. He planned to keep it a secret from everyone and take the money. This is an important event because it is one of the biggest scandals in history.
  • First Successful Insulin

    Insulin is a shot that help cure diabetes. The first insulin shot was performed on a child named Leonard Thompson. The shot worked as it was supposed to. However he had an allergic reaction to it. This was a big step in history because it saved a lot of childrens lives.
  • Radio was Invented

    The first radio was made March 1, 1922. It was invented by Nikoli Tesla, however, many people think it was created by others. The radio shows how the technology is starting to grow.
  • The Rosewood Massacre

    The Rosewood Massacre took place in Florida. It started because someone said that a black person tried to rape a white women. When the white men in town heard this they lynched the black man. Other black men tried to protect themselves by fighting back. In the end six black people died and two white people. This was characterized as a race riot. This is important to history because it show how racist Americans were at this time.
  • The National Origins Act

    The National Origins Act is also known as the Asian Exclusion Act. This act denies any asian people that were immirating in large numbers. This event is important to history because it shows how scared Americans were of anarchists or people of other origins.
  • Scope "Monkey" Trial

    The Scopes Trial was also known as state of Tennessee vs. Scopes. John Scopes was a school teacher that was accused of teaching students about evolution. Scopes went to court for violating the Butler Act. He was found guilty but never punished because it was overturned. This was significant because it shows that America is straying away from strict religion and starting science experiments.
  • Flapper Dresses

    This is the date that the first dress came above the knee cap. This is a big step for the style and fashion in America. The flapper dresses have been out before this time but this is roughly the time they rose above the knee cap.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti was executed

    Both Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted for murder and armed robbery. There is much controversy whether they were innocent or guilty. They are both Italian and at this time Italians had a very bad reputation. This is significant because it shows how scared Americans were of foriegners. The only reason they were convicted is because they were Italian and they didn't get a fair trial.
  • Massive Car Production

    Ford and the Model T didn’t actually make the assembly line or the first car, but they were the first to perfect the assembly. This was significant because it supplied a lot of jobs at a time in need. This also introduced major industries to America.
  • Discovery of Penicillin

    Penicillin is a shot that you can take to stop bacteria from growing.The discovery of penicillin is very important in America's history because it stopped bacteria from killing our soldiers in World War 2. The discovery was made by Alexander Fleming in 1928.
  • First Oscar Was Given

    The Oscar Award is also known as the Academy Award. This award is given to the best motion picture of the year, including actors, directors, and writers. The first Oscar is important in American history because it shows that our country is growing in entertainment. This is the first step to building the city of Hollywood.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday is also known as the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The crash was so significant because at the time nobody has been through such a loss, many people went bamkrupt. The crash was caused by everyone selling thier stocks at the same time causing companies to lose money.