Roaring 20's

  • Prohibition Amendment

    Prohibition Amendment
    This was the 18th amendment. This is the amendment that says there can be no sales of intoxicating liquids in the USA. Approved by 36 states. The amendment was repealed. This went into effect in January 1920.
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  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    This was a bribery scandal presented by Harding while he was in office. This is said to be the worst scandal of American history ever. Ths was a large oil field publicly owned that was set aside for Navy. Alot of money was given away and it made Harding alot less popular.
  • Women Suffrage

    Women Suffrage
    This amendment was ratified August 18, 1920 and allows both sexes to vote. This was the frst step to women haveng the same rights as men and being treated right.
  • Harding Elected President

    Harding Elected President
    the 1920 election was dominated by Harding because he was republican and Woodrow Wilson (democratic) was unpopular because of the previous years of war. Harding was important because he promised a return to normalcy.
  • Lie Detector

    Lie Detector
    The first lie detector was invented in 1902. But in 1921, the new version of the lie polygraph machine was invented. This was invented by John Larson.
  • Waterskiing

    Waterskiing
    In 1922, on Lake Peplin in Minnesota, Ralph Samuelson invented watersking. Today this is a huge sport I really enjoy. This was one of hundreds of sports things that happened in the twenties.
  • Rosewood Massacre

    Rosewood Massacre
    Started in January 1923. A violent and racial battle fought in Florida. This massacre killed 6 blacks and 2 whites. Showed that america was afraid of foreigners still.
  • Leupold and Loeb

    Leupold and Loeb
    These were two wealthy men who were students at the University of Chicago who had the urge to commit the perfect crime. The men killed a boy named Bobby Franks in 1924. They had Charles Darrow represent them and they were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Monkey Trial

    Monkey Trial
    This is also known as the Scopes Trial because John Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in school which was illegal to do. This brought in big time lawyers like Charles Darrow and Scopes was found guilty but was never punished due to a technicality. This shows that the USA was leaning more towards science than religion.
  • Saco and Venzetti

    Saco and Venzetti
    Saco and Venzetti were two italian immigrants that were convicted of murder and armed robbery. This happened in Massachusetts and they were executed August 23, 1927. Showed foreigners were treatewd unfairly.
  • Babe Ruth sets Homerun Record

    Babe Ruth sets Homerun Record
    Babe Ruth set the all-time homerun list with 60 in 1927. The record has been broken but he still holds the record for most homeruns in a 10 year period at just under 400. Thats about an average of 40 per year.
  • Penicillin Discovered

    Penicillin Discovered
    In 1928, penicillin was discovered. This was a HUGE thing because it was a very effective antibiotic and was critical in WWII. The only down side to penicillin is many people are allergic.
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre

    St. Valentines Day Massacre
    Al Capone put a hit on George Moran and Capones men killed 7 of Moran's men. Moran and Capone blamed eachother. This put gang violence and organized crme at an all time high. These men were the men makng illegal alcohol also.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    This crash was the worst stock market crash in the history of the USA. This was the beginning of a 10 year economic slump. This affected all western industrialized countries. Many people never saw their stock go back to normal.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    This was the start of the stock market crash in 1929. People sold all ther stocks and the stock market died. There was 16 million shares sold.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday was when the stock market completely crashed when 24 mllion shares were sold. This was horrible for economy.