America After WWI

  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    Follwing World War I, a blossom of African American culture occured. The explosion had its roots in Harlem, New York City. Emphasis on music, literature, and theatre arts was placed in African American stereotype, helping to eliminate racism to a limited extent. The renaissance set the foundation for future African American art, and was full of ideas; not a single cultural factor was set in stone.
  • The 18th Amendment is Passed

    The 18th Amendment is Passed
    Prohibition was supported by women from all over the United States and many churches. Many women believed that if their husbands refreined from the consumption of alchohol, their husbands would come home sober to a happy family. The 18th Amendement was passed and banned any purchasing of alchohol in local markets and bars and the consumption of it.
  • Short Hair for Women

    Short Hair for Women
    The French came up with a bold new hairstyle for women. A Bob cut which was a haircut for men made a little more feminin looking. This haircut went viral and traveled to Britain, Russia and of course, the United States.
  • The Jazz Age

    The Jazz Age
    Jass music became very popular among the Americans. Jazz also led up to the creation of new dancing styles such as the fox trot.
  • Dance Dance Revolution!

    Dance Dance Revolution!
    Along with the creation of Jazz music, new dances began to form as well! This includes the Charleston, and the Foxtrot!
  • The First Radio Broadcast

    The First Radio Broadcast
    The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920 by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan, which survives today as all-news format station WWJ under ownership of the CBS network.
  • Warren Camaliel Harding

    Warren Camaliel Harding
    The 29th President of the united States, President Harding, also known as "Winnie," raised tariffs to protect American industry. He later died of a heart attack while traveling to California.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Albert Fall arranged for oil reserves to be transferred to only be used for the navy in a time of emergency. Once the oil was in his hands, he "forgot" all about the navy and used the oil for himself. Fall began to sell the oil to private oilmen to make his own profit. In 1924 the government stepped in and returned all the oil. As a result of his actions he was sentenced to prison for 1 year.
  • The Miss America Pageant

    The Miss America Pageant
    The first beauty pageant was held in Atlantic City, NJ to keep tourists staying after ....
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The first movie ever to be recorded with sound was " The Jazz Singer" Starring Al Jolson!
  • President Coolige is elected

    Calvin Coolidge was elected to be the 30th president. He admired business leaders and was known as "silent Cal". He was admired by all Americans and thought of to be the whole reaosn for the amazing "roaring 20's".
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    They defend the white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, homophobia and xenophobia. They want to express by means of terrorism. In the 1920s the immigrants were less welcome. Then the KKK was reformed and expannded throught USA. In 1925 the amount of KKK members lessend but the intolerance and racism remained.
  • Moving Pictures in Color

    Not only were there movies with sound,, but with color as well! This was the official start of the movie business!
  • The Spirit of St. Louis departs

    Charles Lindbergh departs New York to fly across the Atlantic to Paris. This is the first solo, nonstop flight attempted.
  • Women's fashion changes forever

    Women's fashion changes forever
    in 1918 the hemline on women's dresses were raised just below the calf, however women's clothing began to change jurastically in the early to late 1920's. This includes the first swim wear, and even feminin suits.
  • The Great Depression

    The 3 main causes because the Great Depression started were: the World economy was producing too much, the boom encouraged borrowing and Europe couldn’t afford US goods. Firstly it stated with a economic recession, but it was worse than this, because the economy was falling rapidly. The consequences of this fallen in economy are explained in Wall Stree Crash.
  • Wall Street Crash of 1929

    Wall Street Crash of 1929
    Wall Street is the trade center for the United States and the world! The people started selling shares, so the consequence were prices of goods dropping and the businesses collapsing and people ruined but the banks couldn’t keep value of shares artificially because there wasn't money. The banks failed and government should not interfere. The three reason for it were: that the World economy was producing too much, the boom encouraged borrowing and Europe couldn’t afford US goods.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    One of the biggest bank scares in the US! Thousands of people gathered in front of banks trying to get their savings out before the banks shut down.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    This act raised the prices on all foreign goods making it nearly impossible to buy anything other than American products. Instead of helping with the hard times, this act made life even harder. The Hawley-Smoot Tariff destroyed international trade and led to global economic failure.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    Huge wind storms of dust blew over the land ruining all crops and farming animals. Farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado lost anything they had left to sell. The "breadbasket" was destroyed and the Dust Bowl was the definition for the "dirty thirties".
  • Bonus Army March

    The Bonus Army was made up of the WWI veterans who were promised a bonus from Congress. The Great Depression hit and the Bonus Army did not receive their money. The veterans then marched to Washington D.C. to protest. President Hoover requested General MacArthur and his troops to remove the protestors.
  • Roosevelt for President

    The election took place in the middle of the Great Depression that had ruined the promises of President Herbert Hoover. Roosevelt blamed the Great Depression on Hoover, and his protectionist policies. This ended up causing Hoover to not even be considered for another opportunity to run for the presidential office.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal was a series of economic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1936. The programs were in response to the Great Depression by President Roosevelt, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform.
  • AAA

    Agricultural Adjustment Act helped farmers modernize and rebuild their businesses
  • PWA

    Public Works Administration which provided work building roads, bridges, hospitals..
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    The CCC was created to help employ many young men. President Roosevelt called the CCC his favorite New Deal program. The CCC did jobs such as fighting fires, building trails and replanting forests.
  • FERA

    Federal Emergency Relief Administration, to give direct assistance to the poor, dole payments and soup kitchens
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    It's an agency from the New Deal created in order to generate electrical energy and control the floods. It is the main public company of energy in America!
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    The FDIC was created to aid in the nation's finacial situations. Bank deposits were insured up to $5,000. If any bank would fail, the FDIC was there to help bail it out along with that banks customers.
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    Prohibition did just the opposite of what it set out to do. Crime raised as many Americans started to illegally sell alcohol. Gansters started to sell alcohol and began to murder their competition. Because of this, the twenty-first amendment was ratified legalizing alcohol
  • Works Progress Administration

    The WPA was created to improve highways, rivers, and harbors. It took five billion dollars just to start the program. The WPA worked to conserve soil and water. The Appalachian Trail was part funded by this organization.
  • The Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act
    Social Security provided insurance to anyone hurt on the job. Also, it gave the disabled and poverty-stricken familys aid. The unemployed were protected with this new security. The faults were that this act did not ensure farmers at first and African Americans did not receive all the benefits.
  • World War II

    World War II
    Germany, then under strict rule by Adolf Hitler, decides to invade Poland. Germany had been struggling ever since WWI, when the whole war was blamed on them. Hitler promised to change the country and bring them back in power. This man convinced the country to attack, thus resulting in a six year war.
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