Important Events of the 1920’s

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    Important Events of the 1920’s

  • Ford Model T

    Ford Model T
    Henry Ford created the assembly line which led to mass production of the Ford Model T. The price of the Model T dropped because of the assembly line.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment declared the production, transport, and sale of intoxicating liquors illegal, though it did not outlaw the actual consumption of alcohol. Prohibition began on January 17, 1920, one year after the amendment was ratified.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer Raids were attempts from the the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport “radicals”, especially anarchists.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration of the 1920’s was caused by poor economic conditions as well as racial serration and discrimination. More than six million African Americans migrated out of the Southern United States and moved to the midwest.
  • The Introduction of Radios in Homes

    The Introduction of Radios in Homes
    In the 1920’s radios started to come to homes. Around 60% of the nation’s households had radios.
  • Jazz is Developed

    Jazz is Developed
    Jazz was created by African Americans in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong, who was a famous jazz player, who played a major role in Jazz Development.
  • Women Granted the Right to Vote

    Women Granted the Right to Vote
    The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution becomes official which granted women from the ages of 21 and up to vote.
  • Election of 1920

    Election of 1920
    In the of 1920 Warren Harding, Republican Senator, won against James Cox. He won because of his slogan “Return to Normalcy”. He also had a Pro business approach to his Presidency.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti Case

    Sacco & Vanzetti Case
    The Sacco & Vanzetti case is wilder regarded as a miscarriage of Justice in American legal history. Sacco & Vanzetti were Italian immigrants & anarchists; they were executed by the state of Massachusetts in 1927.
  • Calvin Coolidge Takes Over Presidency

    Calvin Coolidge Takes Over Presidency
    After President Warren Harding dies, Vice-President Calvin Coolidge becomes President. Coolidge ran for a re-election in 1924 and won.
  • Klu Klux Klan

    Klu Klux Klan
    The KKK discriminated against the black race; the KKK became really strong in many Southern and non Southern States. The KKK were originated in Southern Indiana and by 1924 they had 1.4 million members.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial was the prosecution of John Scopes, who was teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school. The only reason he got in trouble was because there was a recent bill that was passed which made it illegal.
  • Lindbergh Flys Across the Atlantic

    Lindbergh Flys Across the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly, without stopping, across the Atlantic Ocean. The reason for him flying was because he had heard that there was a $25,000 offer to anyone who attempted to fly across the Atlantic.
  • Babe Ruth Breaking Records

    Babe Ruth Breaking Records
    Babe Ruth was the first and only baseball player to ever record 60 home runs in a single season.
  • First Talking Movie

    First Talking Movie
    The “Jazz Singer” was the first full-length motion picture with sound and songs.
  • Kellogg Briand Pact is signed

    Kellogg Briand Pact is signed
    The Kellogg Briand Pact was a pact which 15 nations signed and it said that these nations would not make war with one another unless it is self-defense.
  • Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie

    Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie
    Steamboat Willie was the first sound cartoon ever; which also introduced Mickey Mouse, who would become a famous cartoon Character.