important events, discoveries, and achievements of the 1920s

Timeline created by Fitzgerald Holm
In History
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    The 1920's

    The 1920s was a great time period for the United States because of all the thing that were going on.
  • Prohibition Begins

    Prohibition Begins
    The Prohibition was about making alcohol illegal in the US. They did this because there as a religious organization that believed that reducing the amount of alcohol used there will be reduced crime, abuse, and make the Untied States a happy and safe place to live.
  • the 19th Amendment

    the 19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment was to give woman the right to vote. This ended almost a century of protesting. Woman we denied lots of things man were offered. One of these was married woman couldn't buy land in thier name and had no legal claim to money.
  • Immigration Quota Established

    Immigration Quota Established
    For the first time, Congress enacts immigration restrictions, establishing a quota for European immigration to the United States. The act, which is aimed at "undesirable" immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe, reduces the quota for those regions while maintaining a generous allowance for migrants from Northern and Western Europe.
  • Sacco-Vanzetti Trial

    Sacco-Vanzetti Trial
    Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian anarchists who immigrated to America in 1908, one a shoemaker and the other a fish peddler, were arrested for the crime on May 5. They were brought to trial before Judge Webster Thayer of the Massachusetts Superior Court on May 31, 1921, and both were found guilty by jury verdict on July 14, 1921.
  • Construction on Yankees Stadium

    Construction on Yankees Stadium
    The rebuild was done so that the players wouldn't be able to hit the ball out of the stadium. Babe Ruth hit a home run over the green copper frieze on the roof of Yankee Stadium. Nobody is likely to hit a home run in the next 51 years, either, because the top deck has been expanded by 10 rows, and the rebuilt playpen, which will open this Thursday when the Yankees play Minnesota, is taller than ever.
  • The Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial

    The Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
    The scene on May 30, 1922, when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated, was described in this way by The New York Times. Thousands of Washingtonians and others, including Civil War veterans from both sides, converged on the Mall for the ceremony, which was a grand occasion. The Baltimore Sun described the size of the ecstatic crowd with poetic license.
  • Time magazine

    Time magazine
    would also interpret it for those who didn't have the time, energy, or knowledge to do so on their own. Luce named the magazine TIME and designed it to be read in less than an hour, anticipating what would become the country's most valuable commodity.
  • President harding dies

    President harding dies
    But that wasn't the official cause of death in 1923, as rumors quickly spread following the president's death. Harding died of the effects of a stroke, according to published accounts.
  • Ford motor Company

    Ford motor Company
    Ford Motor Company's market capitalization would surpass $1 billion for the first time. The market cap, for non-investors, is the total dollar market value of a company's outstanding shares of stock. This figure, which is calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares by the current market value of a single share, is used by the investment community to determine the size of a business and thus investment risk.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    Set in Jazz Age New York, the novel tells the tragic story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth.
  • Scopes Violates Ban

    Scopes Violates Ban
    John Scopes, a Tennessee schoolteacher, was arrested for teaching evolution in violation of a new state law prohibiting Darwin's teaching. The ensuing "Scopes Monkey Trial," which pits defense attorney Clarence Darrow against three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan in a proxy debate about modernity vs. fundamentalism, enthralls the country. Scopes is found guilty in the end.
  • Klansmen March

    Klansmen March
    The march started when the clock on the post office building struck three. A police officer standing next to the Peace Monument on the west side of the Capitol waved a handkerchief, according to The Washington Post of August 9, 1925.
  • The Sun Also Rises

    The Sun Also Rises
    His first film depicts American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to Pamplona for the San Fermn Festival to watch the bullfights and the running of the bulls.
  • The General Premieres

    The General Premieres
    The General had its world premiere on December 31, 1926, in two small Tokyo theaters. On January 22, 1927, it was set to premiere in the United States at the prestigious Capitol Theater in New York City.
  • Lindbergh's First Solo Flight

    Lindbergh's First Solo Flight
    Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo transatlantic flight, arriving in Paris 33 hours after leaving New York in his Spirit of Saint Louis. Lindbergh is hailed as a hero by the American people.
  • Babe Ruth Hits 60th Home Run

    Babe Ruth Hits 60th Home Run
    George Herman Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 6, 1895. He was the first of eight brothers, but only he and a sister made it through childhood. Ruth's father operated a saloon on Baltimore's waterfront, and George, known to his family as "Gig" (pronounced with soft g's), was a troublemaker from an early age.
  • The Jazz Singer Premieres

    The Jazz Singer Premieres
    It wasn't the first time a movie had a talking character. Or perhaps a thousandth time. “The Jazz Singer,” on the other hand, took advantage of the convergence of technology, studio ambition, and a charismatic lead to become the first successful synchronized feature with talking.
  • Hoover Elected as President

    Hoover Elected as President
    Hoover secured the Republican nomination in the 1928 presidential race, and decisively defeated the Democratic nominee, Al Smith. ... In the midst of the Great Depression, Hoover was soundly defeated in the presidential election of 1932 by Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Mickey Mouse Is Born

    Mickey Mouse Is Born
    Steamboat Willie, a Walt Disney film, debuts, introducing the audience to a new animated character: Mickey Mouse. Walt sent a telegram to his brother Roy just before leaving New York for the cross-country train trip back to Hollywood. He made no mention of the potentially career-ending hit he and his brother had just received. He plainly said that he would return home and said, "Don't worry, everything is well," to calm his brother's nerves.
  • Stock Market Collapse

    Stock Market Collapse
    The financial exchange in the United States crashes, marking the start of the Great Depression. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches a high of 381.17 in September 1929, a level it will not reach again until 1954. In 1932, the Dow would see a Depression-era low of just 41.22.