Transition to Mordern America

  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The 18th amendment (prohibition), prohibited alcohol consumption in the US. was soon repealed.
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    Transition to Moden America (1920s)

  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    U.S. agents arrest 1700 in Red Scare raids.
  • Transcontinental airmail service

    Transcontinental airmail service
    Scheduled Transcontinental Air Mail service flown between New York and San Francisco began on September 8, 1920, over a route laid out in July and August by Eddie Rickenbacker and Bert Acosta who had helped pilot the first experimental through flight carrying about 100 letters which landed at Durant Field located at 82nd Ave and E. 14th St. in East Oakland.
  • Budget Bureau

    Budget Bureau set up to oversee federal spending
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    19th Amendment passed, granting women the right to vote.
  • Radio

    WWJ-Detroit broadcasts first commercial radio program
  • "Flappers"

    The term flappers in the 1920s referred to a "new breed" of young women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior
  • the Sheppard Towner act

    a U.S. Act of Congress providing federal funding for maternity and child care. It was sponsored by senators Morris Sheppard and Horace Mann Towner, and signed by President Warren G. Harding on November 23, 1921.
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff

    Fordney-McCumber Tariff
    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. 60% tariff.
  • Time magazine

    Time magazine
    Henry Luce begins publishing the Time magazine
  • KKK

    Newspapers expose Ku Klux Klan graft, torture, and murder
  • Teapot Dome scandal

    Teapot Dome scandal
    a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
    the Department of the Interior Secretary Albert Fall received $400,000 in bribes
  • Veterans' WW1 bonus bill

    Veterans' WW1 bonus bill
    The Veterans' WW1 bonus bill was a cash payment in thanks for honorable service during WWI
  • National Orgins Quota Act

    National Orgins Quota Act
    National Orgins Quota Act restricts immigration from Europe and bans immigration from Asia
  • Monkey trial

    Monkey trial
    John Scopes was convicted of teaching Darwins theory of evolution in violation of Tennessee law
  • Modern dance

    Modern dance
    First Martha Graham modern dance recital
  • Transatlantic flight

    Transatlantic flight
    Charles Lindbergh completes the first nonstop Transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti
    were Italian immigrants who were accused and convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in Massachusetts
  • farm price-control bill

    farm price-control bill
    Coolidge vetos the farm price-control bill. a proposed bill in the 1920s to limit agricultural sales within the United States, and either store them or export them. It was co-authored by Charles L. McNary (R-Oregon) and Gilbert N. Haugen (R-Iowa). Despite attempts in 1924, 1926, 1927, and 1928 to pass the bill — it was vetoed by President Calvin Coolidge, and never approved
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    the movie The Jazz Singer features singing-talking soundtrack