Chapter 25

By chythe
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment established Prohibition, making the production, selling, and consumption of alcohol illegal. Bootlegging ensued, and was later repealed in 1933 by the 20th Amendment.
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    Harlem Renaissance

    Was a cultural, musical, and literary revolution in the Northern cities. Jazz was popular, and blacks finally were able to participate in music and such. Blacks had their own music and dancing, as whites tried to separate themselves from it.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The stock market crashed. The country enters the Great Depression.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    The Red Scare was the heightened fear of communism partly due to the jingoism from World War I. Thousands of innocents were arrested and tried without due process.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th amendment granted women voting rights. "No person shall be denied the vote based solely on their sex."
  • First commercial radio broadcast

    First commercial radio broadcast
    WWJ-Detroit broadcasts the first commercial radio program.
  • Budget Bureau founded

    Budget Bureau founded
    The Bureau of the Budget, OMB's predecessor, was established as a part of the Department of the Treasury by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, which was signed into law by President Warren G. Harding. It was set up to oversee funding.
  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence
    Was a leading piece of literature during the Litereary revolution.
    centers on an upper class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s' New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier, more brutal and critical novel, The House of Mirth. Not to be over
  • Automobile boom begins

    Automobile boom begins
    The automobile boom peaked in 1922, with Henry Ford's Model T's leading the industry. Marketing helped the boom, bringing the news to everyone.
  • Ku Klux Klan grafts exposed

    Ku Klux Klan grafts exposed
    Grover C. Hall, Sr., editor of the Montgomery Advertiser, began publishing a series of editorials and articles that attacked the Klan for its "racial and religious intolerance". Hall won a Pulitzer Prize for his crusade. Other newspapers kept up a steady, loud attack on the Klan, referring to the organization as violent and "un-American".
  • First Time Magazine published

    First Time Magazine published
    an influential American publisher. He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans. Time summarized and interpreted the week's news; Life was a picture magazine of politics, culture and society that dominated American visual perceptions in the era before television; Fortune explored in depth the economy and the world of business, introducing to executives avant guard ideas such as Keynesianism; and Sports Illustrate
  • Presidential Election of 1924

    Presidential Election of 1924
    was won by incumbent President Calvin Coolidge, the Republican candidate. Coolidge became president in 1923 following the death of then-incumbent president, Warren G. Harding. Coolidge was given credit for a booming economy at home and no visible crises abroad. He was aided by a split within the Democratic Party. The regular Democratic candidate was John W. Davis, a little-known former congressman and diplomat from West Virginia. Since Davis was a conservative, many liberal Democrats bolted the
  • National Origins Quota Act

    National Origins Quota Act
    a United States federal law that limited the number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890, down from the 3% cap set by the Immigration Restriction Act of 1921, according to the Census of 1890. Mexicans had no quota set.
  • Teapot Dome

    Teapot Dome
    an unprecedented bribery scandal and investigation during the White House administration of United States President Warren G. Harding. Before the Watergate scandal, it was regarded as the "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics". The scandal also was a key factor in posthumously destroying the public reputation of Harding, who was extremely popular at the time of his death in office in 1923.[citation needed]
  • Veteran's Bonus Bill

    Veteran's Bonus Bill
    The Bonus Bill replaced the 1924 Service Certificates with bonds issued by the Treasury Department in denominations of $50, in the name of the veteran only, which bore interest at the rate of 3 percent per annum from June 15, 1936, to June 15, 1945. Any excess amount not sufficient to purchase a $50 bond was paid by check. Because these bonds matured at the same time as the certificates they replaced, the veterans were no better off than before the legislation was passed, however, the bonds coul
  • Scopes trial

    Scopes trial
    An American legal case in 1925 in which high school biology teacher John Scopes was accused of violating the state's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution.
  • Lindbergh's Flight to Paris

    Lindbergh's Flight to Paris
    Lindbergh was the first person to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean in one trip. He was hailed as a hero.
  • Automobile boom ends

    Automobile boom ends
    The Automobile boom ended, when Ford finally stopped making the Model T's, and instead made the model A's in an attempt to bring his sales back up. Unfortunately, in 1929, the model A's were not selling as well as Ford wanted them to.
  • Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs

    Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs
    The baseball sensation Babe Ruth brought a humongous sensation and popularity to the sport of baseball. Attendance to games soared.
  • Presidential Election of 1928

    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.