Chapter 25

  • Woolworth Building

    Woolworth Building
    One of the first skyscrapers created in New York.
  • KKK Reborn

    KKK Reborn
    On Thanksgiving night. They disbanded in 1944.
  • Literacy Test

    Literacy Test
    Congress enacted a literacy test that reduces the number of immigrants allowed in the country.
  • 50 Years and other poems

    50 Years and other poems
    Published by James Weldon Johnson. Commented on the hald century of suffering following the emacipation proclimation.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    U.S. Agents arrest 1,700 in the Red Scare raids.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Amendment for prohibition of alcohol.
    Ratified in 1919.
    Repealed in 1933.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    A massive round up of foreign-borns by attourny general A Mitchell Palmer.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Given women the right to vote.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    Banned most commercial production and distribution of beverages containing more than .5% of alcohol by volume.
  • Sheppard-Towner Act

    Sheppard-Towner Act
    Provided for federal aide to establish state programs for maternal and infant health care.
  • Time Magazine

    Time Magazine
    Henry Luce begins publishing the magazine in March.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment
    Stated that men and women shall have equal rights throughout the US and every place subject to its jurisdiction.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Senate probs the scandal.
  • National Origins Quota Act

    National Origins Quota Act
    NOQA restricts immigration from Europe and bans immigration from Asia.
  • Scopes

    John Scopes convicted of teaching theory of evolution in violation of Tennessee Law in July.
  • Martha Graham

    Martha Graham
    First Martha Graham dance recital in April.
  • Nonstop transatlantic flight

    Nonstop transatlantic flight
    Charles Lindbergh completed the first nonstop transcontinental flight from New York to Paris in May.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti
    They were executed in august for payroll robbery and murder.
  • The Jazz Singer

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

    Election of 1928
    Herbert Hoover defeated Alfred Smith by a landslide.