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  • Prohibition Begins

    On January 16, 1919 Prohibition began. The 18th amendment was ratified making the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor illegal in the United States.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    The Teapot Dome Scandal happened when ecretary of Navy, Edwin Denby persuaded president Harding to transfer some of the navy's oil reserves to the department of interior. Some of these reserves included oil fields in Elk Hills, California and Teapot Dome in Casper, Washington. The secretary of interior, Albert Fall, secretly leased Teapot Dome to Harry F. Sinclair who paid Fall thousands of dollars in return for the land. Fall also leased the California land and was convicted of taking bribes.
  • President Coolidge Elected

    On November 4th, 1924 President Calvin Coolidge the Republican lawyer from Vermont was elected to be President.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis takes off

    The monoplane flown by Charles Lindbergh was on a nonstop flight from New York to Paris
  • The Spirit of St. Louis Flight Ends

    After making the flight in only one day Charles Lindbergh was automatically a hero and set forth a great wave for aviation in the future.
  • Hoover Elected President

    President Herbert Hoover was the last President of the Roaring 20's and thought of the project for the Hoover Dam.
  • Black Tuesday

    No one knows who started withdrawing all there money from the bank, but soon everyone did and the stock market crashed leading to the Great Depression.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    In this act tariffs were raised in order to gain more money, but the opposite occurred instead and America suffered even more.
  • Bonus Army March

    Veterans went on strike in order to get more pay for the hard work and time that they spent overseas.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected on November 4th, 1932 and would stay in office four more terms.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    On March 4th, 1933 the first member of the Corps was enrolled in the army after the strict campaigning Franklin D. Roosevelt did to find more young army men all through the country.
  • FDIC Created

    The FDIC or Federal Deposit Insurance Company was formed in order to keep America's trust in the banks. It was issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to make a recovery from the Great Depression.
  • TVA Act

    The TVA Act or Tennesse Valley Authority Act was used to find integrated resources like alternate energy or new ways to build something.
  • Prohibition Ends

    On December 5, 1933 Prohibition ended. Alcohol was now legal and the 18th amendment was canceled due to the 21st amendment.
  • Work Progress Administration Forms

    In order to help people get more jobs the WPA or Work Progress Administration employed many unemployed workers in order to help them during the Great Depression
  • Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act was a huge step in the industrialization of America. When the act was passed each person got their own number that would help them keep track of money and insurance. With the act in place it made America seem like the most industrialized place in the world.
  • World War II Begins

    World War II begins and it wouldn't stop for a long while. World War II was one of the bloodiest wars recorded in history and included mass genocide.