Mr. George's History Project

  • Prohibition Begins

    Prohibition Begins
    Prohibition prevented the sale, manufacturing, and transporting of alcohol. This was officially banned by the ratification of the 18th Amendment. Many women helped start the Temperance Movement in order to ban alcohol.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall secretly leased two government-owned oil companies in Elk Hills, California and Teapot Dome, Wyoming to private oil companies. Later, Congress filed a successful lawsuit that canceled them.
  • President Coolidge Is Elected

    President Coolidge Is Elected
    Calvin Coolidge was elected after already serving some presidency after President Harving's death. Coolidge was the Republican Candidate.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis leaves New York

    The Spirit of St. Louis leaves New York
    Charles A. Lindbergh leaves New York with his plane, "The Spirit of St. Louis". If he lands safely in Paris, it will be the first successful solo nonstop trip across the atlantic by airplane.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis lands in Paris

    Charles A. Lindbergh lands his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" in Paris, sealing the first transatlantic solo nonstop flight.
  • President Hoover is elected.

    President Hoover is elected.
    Herbert Hoover was elected in 1928. He was partially blamed for the Great Depression. He also had the "Hoover Dam" named after him.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The day that the Stock Market Exchange crashed is known as Black Tuesday. This sent the US into the period known as the Great Depression.
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    The Dust Bowl

    The dust bowl is the period of time where many large dust storms would happen frequently out west near Kansas. These storms got dust into many peoples lungs and later caused their death.
  • Hawley-Smooth Tariff Act

    Hawley-Smooth Tariff Act
    This act brought the highest protective tariff level in the history of the United States.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected.
    Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. FDR brought hope for America to get them out of the Great Depression.
  • Tennesee Valley Authority(TVA)

    Tennesee Valley Authority(TVA)
    The TVA was made by Presiden Roosevelt to help dig the US out of the Great Depression. The TVA act was passed by Congress.
  • FDIC established.

    FDIC was created in response to the thousands of bank failures.
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    The ban on alcohol was finally lifted due to the 21st Amendment. This amendment canceled out the 18th amendment that banned the use of alcohol.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This act established Federal old-age benefits.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
    The CCC was another way President Roosevelt used to help the US get out of the Great Depression.