Major Events of the 1920s

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In History
  • Jazz is Developed

    Jazz was developed by Musicians of New Orleans. Jazz music is a perfect representation of the vibe given in the 1920s.
  • League of Nations Established

    The League of Nations was a international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. The League's goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settling disputes between countries through negotiation diplomacy and improving global welfare.
  • 18th Amendment Passed

    This Amendment was the banning of selling or making alcohol. Many people did not like the government and found ways to obtain alcohol. There were also secret nightclubs that you could go to.
  • Wall Street Terrorist Attack

    The worst terrorist attack at the time when a horse-drawn cart carrying a massive, improvised explosive was detonated on the busiest corner on Wall Street. The blast killed thirty people immediately, and another ten died later of wounds sustained in the blast.
  • Warren G. Harding elected President

    He promised to "return to normalcy.” He proposed lower taxes. He also put higher tariffs on foreign trade to help American companies.
  • Tulsa Race Massacre

    When Mobs of white Tulsa, Oklahoma, residents attacked Black Residents in the Greenwood District. This area was known as the wealthiest Black community in the US. Also referred to “Black Wall Street.” The white residents dropped bombs, set businesses on fire, beat black residents to death, and destroyed nearly thirty five square blocks.
  • Model T. Ford the first affordable car was invented

    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.
  • President Harding dies and Coolidge becomes President

    Coolidge tried to fix Harding’s mistakes. He first 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.
  • Ku Klux Klan is reborn

    The KKK believed that America should be racially pure, which means they discriminated the blacks. 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.
  • First Winter Olympics

    The first Winter Olympics takes off on this date, held in Chamonix, France. This event was a great success, attracting 10,004 paying spectators.
  • 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 to be passed in Congress.
  • Great Gatsby Published

    This famous novel was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book depicts narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.
  • Route 66 Opened

    Known as the first all-weather highway. This highway was built from Chicago to Los Angeles stretching 2,448 miles.
  • Babe Ruth hits 60 Home runs in 1 Year

    Famous baseball star, Babe Ruth, hits a total of 60 home runs in one season. A very impressive achievement at the time.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Great Depression Starts

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The unemployment right peaked at 24.9 percent.