ch. 25

  • Woolworth Building

    Woolworth Building
    in New York, leading the way for the "skyscraper"
  • Modern Klan

    Modern Klan
    Stone Mtn, Georgia, founded by William J Simmons and 34 followers, only native born white gentile americans were permitted to join, anti-black, italian, russian, jew, and catholic
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    established prohibition in the US, alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold
  • Wall Street Explosion

    Wall Street Explosion
    left 33 dead and nearly 200 wounded. Attorney general Palmer saw the blast as the work of a communist conspiracy, but relatively few americans subscribed to his view
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    prohibits voting discrimination based on gender
  • 1920 Election

    1920 Election
    Republican Warren Harding defeated Democrat James Cox in what was then the largest presidential popular vote landslide in history
  • End of Palmer Raids

    End of Palmer Raids
    courageous goernment officials from the department of labor insisted on due process and full hearings before anyone else was deported, effectively led to the demise of the red scare
  • Sheppard Towner Act

    Sheppard Towner Act
    provided federal funding for maternity and child care
  • Fordney Mccumber Act

    Fordney Mccumber Act
    raised American tariffs in order to protect factories and farms, biggest raise so far
  • Black Star Line Trial

    Black Star Line Trial
    Marcus Garvey ( a radical black nationalist) & 3 associates went on trial for mail fraud in the sale of BSL stock. Evidence suggested that the BSL was poorly managed, but not fraudulent. However, the jurt found Garvey, and not his associates guilty.
  • American Mercury Magazine

    American Mercury Magazine
    founded by HL Mencken, literary critics, developed a national circulation and became highly influential on college campuses across America., mocked everything he found distasteful in America
  • Opportunity

    Magazine published by the Urban League, devoted to scholarly studies of racial issues, including black nationalism and emigration to africa
  • National Origins Quota Act

    National Origins Quota Act
    limited immigration from europe to 150,000 a yr, most immigrants allowed - Great Britain, ireland, germany, scandinavia, banned all asian immigrants. passed with overwhelming support
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    high school biology teacher John Scopes was accused of violating the state of Tennessee's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution. This caused uproar on which side people were on, for evolution or against, and Scopes was found guilty, but it was later repealed.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    F Scott Fitzgerald released the Great Gatsby, a novel that is said to be one of the best out of the roaring twenties, ever encompassing of the jazz age, and possibly one of the best books in history.
  • Charles Lindbergh Flight

    Charles Lindbergh Flight
    A non-stop solo flight from Roosevelt Field in Garden City on Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, for this he was awarded Orteig Prize and Medal of Honor
  • Execution of Sacco & Vanzetti

    Execution of Sacco & Vanzetti
    Sacco & Vanzetti were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during an armed robbery in Massachusetts. There was little evidence, and their guilt or innocence caused a public dispute
  • Conclusion of Teapot Dome Scandal

    Conclusion of Teapot Dome Scandal
    A Supreme Court decision restored the oil fields to the US government
  • Election of 1928

    Election of 1928
    Democrat Smith vs. Republican Hoover; Hoover won by 6 million votes; howeer, it was the first time a democrat united the vote of the 12 biggest cities, showed strength of vote in cities
  • Sinclair Lewis

    Sinclair Lewis
    he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for his "vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters"