CH 25 Timeline

  • Modern Klan is born

    Modern Klan is born
    Colonel William J. Simmons and thirty-four followers meet on Stone Mountain in Georgia to found the modern Ku Klux Klan.
  • Red Scare comes to America

    The heightened sense of nationality coupled with the fear Americans had about the success of Marxism and Communism in Russia combined to create an atmosphere of fear and tension. Along with the growing number of radical immigrants coming to America and the unrest of labor movements magnified the Communist threat.
  • Eighteenth Amendment is ratified

    Eighteenth Amendment is ratified
    The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution, along with the Volstead Act, which defined "intoxicating liquors" excluding those used for religious purposes and sales throughout the U.S., established Prohibition in the United States.
  • Atorney General of New York bombed

    Atorney General of New York bombed
    A. Mitchell Palmer's house is blown out by an improvised explosive sent by an Italian anarchist.
  • Palmer Raids begin

    Palmer Raids begin
    Raids led by A.G. A. Mitchell Palmer arrest and deport 249 aliens suspected of being political exstremeists. Nearly all the deportees were innocent of the crimes they were accused of.
  • Volstead Act is implimented

    The Volostead Act outlwed the commercial produciton and distribution of beverages containing more than one half of 1% alchohol by volume.
  • Nineteenth Amendment is ratified.

    Nineteenth Amendment is ratified.
    The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's sex
  • Election of 1920

    Election of 1920
    Both major parties turned to dark horse candidates from the electoral vote-rich state of Ohio. The Democrats nominated newspaper publisher and Governor James M. Cox; in turn the Republicans chose Senator Warren G. Harding, another Ohio newspaper publisher. Cox launched an energetic campaign against Senator Harding, and did all he could to defeat him. To help his campaign, he chose future president Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. Harding virtually ignored Cox and essentially campaigned
  • Emegency Immigratn Quota passed

    Emegency Immigratn Quota passed
    Congress passes an emergency immigration quota that limits immigration from Europe to 3% of the number of the nationals from each country living in the United States in 1910.
  • Sheppard-Towner Act passes

    Sheppard-Towner Act passes
    The Sheppard–Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act of 1921 was a U.S. Act of Congress providing federal funding for maternity and child care.
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act passes

    Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act passes
    The Fordney–McCumber Tariff of 1922 raised American tariffs in order to protect factories and farms. Congress displayed a pro-business attitude in passing the tariff and in promoting foreign trade through providing huge loans to Europe, which in turn bought more American goods. In September 1922, the Fordney–McCumber Tariff bill was signed by President Warren Hard.
  • Warren G. Harding dies.

    Warren G. Harding dies.
    The President of the United States passed away due to a heart attack. Vice President Calvin Coolidge inherits the presidency for the rest of Herding's term.
  • Equal Rights AMendment introduced to Congress.

    Equal Rights AMendment introduced to Congress.
    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution. The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul. Although the Nineteenth Amendment had prohibited the denial of the right to vote because of a person's sex, Alice Paul, a suffragette leader, argued that this right alone would not end remaining vestiges of legal discrimination based upon sex.
  • Calving Coolidge wins presidency

    Calving Coolidge wins presidency
    After serving the remainder of Warren G. Harding's term, President Coolidge is elected as president. Beating Democrat, John W. Davis and Progressive, Robert La Follette.
  • The Klan enters politics

    The Klan enters politics
    The Klan is able to take over the state governments of Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and Indiana. They are also able to block a resolution of of censure at the Democratic national convention.
  • Teapot Dome scandal breaks

    Teapot Dome scandal breaks
    The Teapot Dome scandal comes to light, revealing the leasing of two government oil fields to two major corporations by Secreatry of the Interior Albert Fall. Fall had leased the oil fields in exchange for loans and large cash bribes, the scandal ruined the reputation of the Harding administration.
  • National Origins Quota Act passed

    The National Origins Quota Act limited immigration from Europe to 150,000 a year and alloted most of those slots to England, Ireland, Germany and Scandinavia, and banned all Asian immigrants.
  • Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed

    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed
    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891–August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888–August 23, 1927) were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed.
  • Model A

    Model A
    Ford motor company introduces the new Model A in order to revamp auto sales.
  • Election of 1928

    Election of 1928
    The United States presidential election of 1928 pitted Republican Herbert Hoover against Democrat Al Smith. The Republicans were identified with the booming economy of the 1920s, whereas Smith, a Roman Catholic, suffered politically from anti-Catholic prejudice, his anti-prohibitionist stance, and the legacy of corruption of Tammany Hall with which he was associated. Hoover won a landslide victory.