US History timeline

  • Prohibition begins

    Prohibition begins
    On January 16, 1920 Prohibition began in the United States. Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was illegal.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Teapot Dome is an oil field in Wyoming and California. President Harding seized a large portion of the oil for the US Navy to use. It was done without competitive bidding. The scandal was over bribes for drilling rights to oil in that area paid to Albert Fall, who was the Secretary of the Interior. Accusations of the bribery money went all the way to President Warren Harding, and seriously damaged his reputation and presidency.
  • President Coolidge is elected

    President Coolidge is elected
    Calvin Coolidge became the 30th president of the United States when Warren G. Harding died in August 1923.He was elected to the vice presidency of the United States in 1920 he served in that office till the death of Harding
  • The Spirit of St.Louis leaves New York for Paris

    The Spirit of St.Louis leaves New York for Paris
    The Spirit of Saint Louis is the custom-built single engine, single seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
  • The Spirit of Saint Louis lands in Paris

    The Spirit of Saint Louis lands in Paris
    American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris.
  • President Hoover is elected

    President Hoover is elected
    The Republican Party nominated Hoover for President in 1928.A German Shepherd dog named King Tut helped to get Hoover elected. The dog made Hoover appear warm and friendly. The autographed image was sent to thousands of voters
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday is the day of the most famous stock market crash in history. Stocks lost 13% of their value on Black Tuesday. The date is considered the beginning of the Great Depression.
  • Hawley Smoot Tariff Act

    Hawley Smoot Tariff Act
    It was an act signed into law on June 17, 1930, that raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels. The main goal was to protect American jobs and farmers from foreign competition, especially after the global economy entered the first stages of the Great Depression in late 1929.
  • Dust Bowl Years

    Dust Bowl Years
    Dust Bowl Years also known as the "Dirty Thirties", took its toll on Cimarron County. The decade was full of extremes: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms.
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    The self-named Bonus Expeditionary Force was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected
    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only President to break the two term tradition for the Presidency. He was elected for four consecutive terms.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Civilian Conservation Corps
    The CCC was the first recovery and relief bill. The CCC is healthy outdoor work for jobless youth had the highest public approval of any New Deal legislation. Roosevelt even used its appeal to persuade desperate World War I veterans to call off their protest demand for early payment of service bonuses and instead accept enrollment in the CCC as a way to ease their economic plight.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    TVA is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    Prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933. It ended after people realized that it was a mistake and were ready to repeal it. When prohibition ended alcohol was legal again.
  • FDIC

    The FDIC is a federally sponsored corporation that insures accounts in national banks and other qualified institutions
  • Work Progress Administration

    Work Progress Administration
    was a relief measure established in 1935
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Was an act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health, and the administration of their unemployment compensation laws.
  • Beginning of World War II

    Beginning of World War II
    World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939, when Germany, without a declaration of war, invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany on Sept. 3, and all the members of the Commonwealth of Nations, except Ireland, rapidly followed suit.