The Roaring 20's

  • Babe Ruth traded

    Babe Ruth traded
    On this date Babe Ruth of the Boston red sox was traded from bostoon to rival team New York. Red sox owner thought this would help his new york theatre buisiness. This was the start of the curse on the red sox who didnt win another world series until 2004.
  • Period: to

    1920-1930

  • Prohibition

    Prohibition
    Prohibition was the banning of alcohol consumption in the 1920's. It was made the 18th amendment to the constitution. The Volstead act supported the 18th amendment and enforced it, it made it illegal to possess, sell, produce and consume alchohol.
  • League Of Nations Holds First Meeting

    League Of Nations Holds First Meeting
    The league of nations first held their meeting on this day in 1920 in Geneva Switzerland. Created by the versailles act of 1919 this leagues primary goals were to prevent war, labor conditions and just treatment of inhabitants. This group would later be named the United Nations.
  • League of women voters is founded

    League of women voters is founded
    The League of Women Voters is an American political organization. Founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt during the last meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Approximately six months before the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote.
  • Negro National League baseball

    Negro National League baseball
    The first game of Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is just the beggining of african americans in the sports world in america, as they would grow and start to dominate previously white dominated sports.
  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    19th Amendment Ratified
    On this day women were finally recognized as official and equal participants in the nations political process. This was the 19th amendment added to the constitution.
  • Teapot dome scandal

    Teapot dome scandal
    This scandal took place during president Harding's presidency. In Wyoming there was an oil reserve called the teapot dome. President Harding gave the secretary of interior exclusive control of the oil without competitive bidding. The scandal ended with the secretary of interior admitted to taking the bribe .
  • The emergency quota act

    The emergency quota act
    This "law" allowed for only a certain amount of immigrants to enter the country. Some countrie's immigrants were not allowed to even enter. This showed americas unnessesary fear of foreigners and how intollerant we were of them during this period.
  • President Harding dies

    President Harding dies
    On this day in history President Warren Harding dies in office. He had been sick previously with pneumonia but when he died doctors said it was from a stroke. Calvin Coolidge becomes our next president.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The scopes trial was about a school teacher who was taken to court for teaching evolution. Back then it was breaking the law to teach this subject in the classroom. John Scopes was found guilty but the verdict was later overturned.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti trail

    Sacco & Vanzetti trail
    Two foreign anarichists are arrested and executed for allegedly shooting a paymaster. This was significant because it showed the intollerance for foreigners in the country at the time.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    This was the day that the stock market in the united states crashed. This day would lead america into the great depression. Overnight, millionairs went broke and stocks became virtually worthless.