Chapter 25

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Enforced the Volstead Act that implemented prohibition, banned most commercial production and distribution of berverages containing more than one-half of 1% of alcohol by volume. Repealed in 1933
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women were granted the right to vote
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    A wave of anticommunism, antiforeign, and antilabor hysteria
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    Membership flourished. Up to 5 million men were members in the 1920's
  • Farm Decline

    Farm Decline
    Farm exports had fallen by more then $2 billion after the end of World War I
  • Sheppard Towner Act

    Sheppard Towner Act
    Provided federal aid to establish state programs for maternal and infant health care.
  • National Origins Quota Act

    National Origins Quota Act
    Limitied immigration from Europe to 150,000 a year.
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act

    Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act
    Raise the basic rates substantially over the moderate Underwood Tariff.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment
    Amendment stated, "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction."
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    An African American cultural, literary, and artistic movement centered in Harlem, an area in New York City.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John T. Scopes was on trial for teaching Darwinian evolution, which was against Tennessee law. He was foudn guilty and fined $100.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall was convicted of accepting bribes in exchange for leasing government owned oil lands in Wyoming and California to private business men.
  • World War I bonus

    World War I bonus
    The Bill giving World War I veterans a bonus is passed.
  • Flight across the Atlantic

    Flight across the Atlantic
    Charles LIndbergh completes first nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti
    They were arrested in May for a payroll robbery and murder. The were condemmed more by ideas than evidence. They were executed on this day.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth becomes national idol by hitting sixty homeruns
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    This movie features singing-talking soundtrack
  • Election of 1928

    Election of 1928
    Herbert Hoover becomes president.
  • Union Membership Decline

    Union Membership Decline
    Union membership declined from the postwar high of five million to less than three million
  • Empire State Building Completed

    Empire State Building Completed
    Empire State Building became the tallest building in the world, 102 stories high.