Roaring 20s

Timeline created by dcanasro44
  • Woman get the right to vote

    Woman get the right to vote
    Though the 19th amendment was passed not all women had the right to vote. On August 18th, all women finally got the right to vote.
  • The American Professional Football League

     The American Professional Football League
    On September 17, 1920, the American Professional Football League was formed and it contained 11 teams. Jim Thorpe was the president of it and in 1922 it was renamed the National Football League.
  • Harding wins election

    Harding wins election
    During this election Harding won by a landslide as he won 60% of the popular vote and 75% of the electoral vote. He ended up serving from March 4,1921 until his death.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    The Emergency Quota Act was a national quota system on the amount of incoming immigrants. It was established by the United States Congress to restrain legal immigration.
  • World Series Broadcast on the Radio

    World Series Broadcast on the Radio
    For the first time the Baseball's World Series is broadcast on the radio. During this broadcast the New York Giants defeated the New York Yankees.
  • The Teapot Dome Scandal

    The Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome Scandal started when the U.S. Secretary of the Interior leases the Teapot Oil Reserves in Wyoming. It was a bribery scandal involving President Warren G. Harding. Harding was never personally involved in the scandal, but the stress to it took a toll on his health, and he died in office.
  • The Charlleston

    The Charlleston
    The dance was very popular during this time. Though it was considered to be a risky dance that women would do so many places had it banned.
  • First Winter Olympics Game

    First Winter Olympics Game
    From Jan. 25 and Feb. 5, 1924, the first winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France. Though at the time they weren't a big deal but they did help set the standards for future winter Olympics.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Scott Fitzgerald was the best American writer of the time and the novel help show how life was like.
  • Model T

    Model T
    The Model T was built by the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford thought of it and it was a practical and affordable transportation for the common man. It quickly became prized for its low cost, durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance.
  • First Transatlantic Flight

    First Transatlantic Flight
    The first transatlantic flight was completed by Charles A. Lindbergh. It was the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight in history. He flew his Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France.
  • The television

    The television
    The first television was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco. The system was designed by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a 21-year-old inventor. it could capture moving images in a form that could be coded onto radio waves and then transformed back into a picture on a screen
  • Babe Ruth Hits 60th Home Run

    Babe Ruth Hits 60th Home Run
    During September, Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season. Then breaking his own record of 59 home runs. The record will stand for 30 years until someone else broke it.
  • Sculpture at Mount Rushmore begins

    Sculpture at Mount Rushmore begins
    The sculpture at Mount Rushmore is started. Though Sculptor Gutzon Borglum would finish the sculpture of the 14 years later.
  • The Jazz Singer Premieres

    The Jazz Singer Premieres
    Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer was the first talking motion picture premiers. This marked the end of the silent film era.
  • Al Capone

    Al Capone
    Al Capone was an American gangster who was also known as Scarface. He had gain infamy during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. He was associated with the St. Valentine's Day massacre but there was no evidence that he was truly behind it. AT the age of 33 he went to prison and his reign was over
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger on a Fokker tri-motor aircraft. She was the second person after Charles Lindbergh to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The start of Mickey Mouse

    The start of Mickey Mouse
    When Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie premiered it introduced the world to a new animated character. The new animated character was Mickey Mouse
  • St. Valentine's Day massacre

    St. Valentine's Day massacre
    On February 14, seven members and associates of Chicago's North Side Gang were murder. Through it's not know who did it many suspect Al Capone's Chicago Outfit of ordering the hit. This also lead to the downfall of Capone and Moran.
  • Black Thursday and the Great Crash

    Black Thursday and the Great Crash
    October 24, 1929 is referred to black Thursday because on that Thursday a record 12.9 million shares were traded. Many investors tried to salvage what they could but weren’t so successful. This ended up leading to the crash of the economy and is now known as the Great Depression.