Major events of the 1920s

  • Jazz is developed by musicians of New Orleans

    Jazz is a perfect way to describe the carefree vibe of the 20s. It was created by African Americans of New Orleans, like Louis Armstrong. He was a fantastic jazz artist. When he was a child, Louis played a small tin horn. Jazz played a major role in the 1920's
  • The 18th Amendment is passed

    Prohibition (The 18th Amendment) is the ban on making and selling of alcohol. When this went into effect saloons were forced to close down. People who liked alcohol didn't like the government interfering, and found ways to get a hold of it. An example was going to speakeasies, illegal nightclubs. Other people made their living by selling alcohol they were known as bootleggers. Another result of the amendment was high crime levels. The most notorious criminal was Al Capone.
  • Warren G. Harding elected president

    He started as a small-town newspaper publisher, and worked his way up to U.S. Senator from Ohio. He eventually became a Republican presidential candidate. His promise to "return to normalcy" appealed to voters. He proposed lower taxes. He also put higher tariffs on foreign trade to help American companies. Harding chose a pro-business cabinet.
  • Amelia Earhart takes her first flying lessons

  • Lindbergh took his first flying lessons

  • Earhart buys her first plane

  • Lindbergh buys his first plane

  • Model T. Ford the first affordable car was invented

    Although the first car was invented in 1896 by Henry Ford it was very expensive, people wanted to make it more affordable. The Ford Motor Company in Detroit made the Model T. Ford, the first affordable car. Ford produced more than a million automobiles, at a rate of one per minute! Each car cost $335. They used an assembly line, that’s when the products move along a conveyer belt, to speed up production. Workers at different stations added parts as a belt moves along.
  • President Harding dies and Coolidge becomes President

    President Calvin Coolidge quickly tried to clean up the scandals. He was reelected president in 1924. He instituted the laissez faire, which stated that business would act in a way that would benefit the nation. He was what people called an isolationist, because he wanted to stay out of other nations' problems except for self- defense.
  • The Klu Klux Klan is reborn

    The KKK believed that America should be racially pure, which means they discriminated the blacks. The Klan became very strong in many states, including non-southern states. The Klu Klux Klan had over 5 million members in 1924. It tried persuade politics by using violence, but by the end of the decade the Klan began to decline.
  • Two women were elected governor

    Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected as governor of Wyoming, and Miriam "Ma" Ferguson for Texas. This was a big deal for women, because it took 50 years for an equal rights amendment would pass Congress.
  • John Scopes creates a national conflict

    John Scopes created a national conflict by breaking a law caused by fundamentalism. Fundamentalism is the belief of the word-for-word interpretation of the Bible. The fundamentalists didn't believe in the theory of evolution, therefore they did not want it taught in public schools. They convinced 12 states including Tennessee to ban the teaching of evolution. John Scopes broke the law in Dayton, Tennessee. This attracted national attention.
  • Babe Ruth became the first player to hit 60 homeruns in one year

  • Lindbergh Flys across the Atlantic

    Lindbergh was the first person to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. He flew because he heard there was an offer of $25,000 to anyone that would dare to fly nonstop. He flew 3,600 mile in 33 hours, after that he became a hero.
  • Kellogg Brian Pact is signed

    The Kellogg Brian Pact was Calvin Coolidge's creation. The Pact was signed by 15 nations. The treaty stated that these nations will not make a war with one another except in time of self-defense. Many Americans liked this Pact hoping that war will stop.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart "Lady Lindy" the first women passenger to cross the Atlantic .
  • Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie is created

    featuring Mickey Mouse.