Icons of America 1920s (Allison and Kimmay)

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    This is a timeline of the icons of the "Roaring Twenties" in the United States of America.
    - Allison and Kimmay
  • Woman Have The Right to Vote

    Woman Have The Right to Vote
    August 18, 1920 - Women are given the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the United States constitution grants universal women's suffrage.  Also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment, in recognition of her important campaign to win the right to vote
  • Radio Vision is Born

    Radio Vision is Born
    KDKA in Pittsburgh was the first commercially owned radio station. Frank Conrad started their operation on November 2, 1920. It first started broadcasting from the garage in Frank's house, bu them moved to a factory building
  • The Creation of Time Magazine

    The Creation of Time Magazine
    Time magazine was first published in as a news magazine for working men. The magazine was made by Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden who decided that America was in need a magazine that would deliver new to the mass public. Their goal was to summarize and organize the news so that “ busy men” could stay informed about what was happening.. The first issues were 15 cents
  • First motion picture "Phonofilm"

    First motion picture "Phonofilm"
    The first sound on film motion picture "Phonofilm" is shown in the Rivoli Theatre in New York City by Lee de Forest. Phonofilm recorded synchronized sound that would be placed directly onto the film. It was mostly used for vaudeville acts, musical numbers and operas. However the quality of the phonofilm was poor.
  • Native Americans are known as designated citizens

    Native Americans are known as designated citizens
    All Indians are designated citizens by legislation passed in the U.S. Congress and signed by President Calvin Coolidge. The Indian Citizenship Act granted this right to all Native Americans that had been born within the territory of the United States.
  • The Great Mississippi Flood (April 22-May 5)

    The Great Mississippi Flood (April 22-May 5)
    The most destructive river flood in the history of the United States was The Great Mississippi Flood. It was a natural disaster in which affected over 700,000 people living in Mississippi. The flood began when heavy rains pounded the central basin of the Mississippi in the summer of 1926. By 1927, 56.2 feet of water flooded Mississippi putting America is one of the worst states ever seen. Citizen’s fled from their homes to bordering: Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.
  • First motion picture with sound “talkie” “The Jazz Singer”

    First motion picture with sound “talkie” “The Jazz Singer”
    The advent of talking pictures emerges. Al Jolson in the “Jazz Singer” debuts in New York City. Television begins to emerge when American inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth invented a complete electronic television system, its first success in 1927. The system would be patented three years later on August 26, 1930.
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    St. Valentine's Day Massacre remains the most notorious gangster killing of the Prohibition era. The massacre made Al Capone a national celebrity as well as brought him the unwanted attention of the federal government. In Chicago and Illinois, gangsters work for Al Capone whom killed seven rivals in the act known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
  • Academy Awards (Oscars) first awarded

    Academy Awards (Oscars) first awarded
    The first Oscars were given in 1929. It was a Paramount Picture, called Wings, and Emil Jennings and Janel Gaynor won best acting awards. This historic event represents the 1920s because in this decade entertainment, specifically movies were very popular. Media started to grow and become the central place that everyone would go to find the newest information
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
    Postwar prosperity ends in the 1929 Stock Market crash. The plummeting stock prices led to losses between 1929 and 1931 of an estimated $50 billion and started the worst American depression in the nation's history. (Photo below) On the New York City docks, out of workmen during the Great Depression, an outcome of the Stock Market crash of 1929 after the prosperous decade of the 1920's. Photo: Federal Works Agency, circa 1934.