• Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    One of America’s greatest businessmen, the founder of Ford Motor Company. Initiated the era of mass-consumption and mass-production. His innovative business practices, including standardization, the assembly line, and high wages for workers, revolutionized American industry.
  • Federal Reserve System

    Federal Reserve System
    The enactment of the Federal Reserve Act in response to a series of financial panics that showed the need for central control of the monetary system if crises are to be avoided
  • Frances Willard

    Frances Willard
    Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Later, thanks to Willard`s influence, the WCTU also willingly took on women`s suffrage as a cause. She influenced the passage of the 18th and 19th amendment(1919).
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader who was involved in the Pan-Africanism movement. He ended up founding the Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1914 and in 1920 he hit 4 million members of U.N.I.A and they held a meeting in Madison Square Garden. He invented a Pan-African philosophy which inspired people all over the world it was called Garveyism
  • Warren G. Harding’s “Return to Normalcy”

    Warren G. Harding’s “Return to Normalcy”
    “Return to Normalcy” meant a return to the way life was before World War 1, it was promised by the U.S. Presidential candidate Warren Harding in the election of 1920. It was a promise to return the U.S. mentality before the war without the thought of war in the American people’s minds. He ended up winning the 1920 election.
  • Prohibition

    It was a nationwide constitutional ban of the production, transportation and sale of alcohol among the U.S. from 1920t o 1933. The 18th amendment was made for this purpose, and it was encouraged by the temperance people. It caused many people to lose jobs which made the Great Depression even worse.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The teapot dome scandal was part of the Naval Oil Reserves for it would make sure that the Navy would have enough fuel available for when they need it. It was until President Harding issued an executive order that transferred control of the “Teapot Dome Oil Field”.
  • 1st Red Scare

    1st Red Scare
    During the 1920’s the Red scare was a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism. The people were also scared of the real events of the Russian Revolution that was going on. It has also be in the hyper-nationalism of World War 1.
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    A high school teacher from Tennessee was being convicted for teaching the theory of evolution in violation of state law. William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution, and Clarence Darrow for the defense
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    He was America’s top criminal lawyer, and he was given the task of defending John Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    A famous politician and anti- evolutionist, he had volunteered in assisting in the prosecution of John Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial.
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes was an American poet, born in Missouri. He was important in the Harlem Renaissance. He innovated the literary art form called jazz poetry, in November 1924, he moved to Washington, and wrote his first book in 1926 called “The Weary Blues”.
  • Jazz Music

    Jazz Music
    Jazz was pretty much the soundtrack of freedom in the roaring twenties. The Jazz Age was a movement in America that took place in the 1920’s, it introduced many new genres of music and new dances. It also brought African American culture into the White middle-class, which infuriated many racist whites.
  • Stock Market Crash “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crash “Black Tuesday”
    Share prices on the New York Stock Exchange plummeted, setting off the Great Depression.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    It was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York. During this time it was known as the “New Negro Movement”, and it was named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. It was also for the Jazz, and as a Black Art From.
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    It moved the beginning and ending of the President’s term from March 4th to January 20th and of Congress from March 4th to January 3rd. It also has guidelines on what to do when there is no President-Elect. There are 6 sections to the Amendment.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a response to the Great Depression by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It focused on three separate important aspects, relief, recovery, and reform. They believed that this would help.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    He was elected for President on March 4th, 1933, he was the 32nd president of the U.S. He created the New Deal programs which helped end the Great Depression in the 1930’s. He was the only president in history to serve 4 terms.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    This was a major battle that erupted over a building in electrical power systems during World War I. A law was passed that was called “Muscle Shoals Bill”. It was voted as an socialistic by President Herbert Hoover.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor completely changed the role of the first lady, she showed the world of politics that the first lady was important. She spoke out for human rights, women’s issues, and children’s causes. She focused on helping the nation's poor, stood against racial discrimination and, traveled to visit troops during WW2.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC)
    Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a “Banking Act” creating the FDIC.
  • Securities & Exchange commission (SEC)

    Securities & Exchange commission (SEC)
    During the forming of the SEC there was a “Blue Sky Law” that would protect the company from fraud. The “1934 act” regulates a secondary trading between individuals and companies which are often unrelated to the original issuers of securities.
  • Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    A Social Insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.
  • “Relief, Recovery, Reform”

    “Relief, Recovery, Reform”
    The ‘Three R’s’, was a program that was brought by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the the Great Depression to address the problems of the unemployed people and the economic crisis.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    Deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn. The Stock Market plummeted and wiped out millions of investors in the U.S.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The movement of about 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to more urban areas in the Northeast, Midwest, and West of the U.S.
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    Famous Photographer whose photographs of people during the Great Depression Greatly influenced later documentary photography. Most famous for taking the photograph named “Migrant Mother”
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The longest man made natural disaster in history in the United States agricultural. (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado)
  • Tin Pan Alley

    Tin Pan Alley
    It was a name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who were really popular in the U.S. in the 19th and early 20th century. During the second World War(1941)all of Tin Pan Alley teamed up to make a war song that would inspire the American public. The song publishers who created Tin Pan Alley frequently had backgrounds as salesmen.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    A term associated with Herbert Spencer who applied Darwin’s theory of evolution to the society. The majority of those who have been categorised as social Darwinists did not identify themselves by such a label. The term Social Darwinism gained widespread value when it was used after 1944 by opponents of these theory early on.
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

    Charles A. Lindbergh
    He went towards the Pacific War area as an adviser to the United States Army and Navy. He flew about 50 Combat Missions even though he was only there as a civilian. He also developed cruise control techniques that bettered fighter planes.