Roaring 20s Timeline

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In History
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment of the US Constitution was prohibition of alcohol in the United States. The amendment was proposed on December 18, 1917, and was ratified on January 16, 1919.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    A series of violent and abusive raids led by the government directed at leftist radicals and anarchists. Began during the Red Scare.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    An act passed to enforce the 18th Amendment
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Gave women the right to vote.
  • NFL is formed

    NFL is formed
    The National Football League is the professional American football league consisting of 32 teams.
  • Emergency Quota Act of 1921

    Emergency Quota Act of 1921
    This limited the immigration of people to the US
  • The Nine-Power Treaty

    The Nine-Power Treaty
    Signed by the US, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, and China that affirmed China's sovereignty, independence, and territory and gave all nations the right to do business with them on equal terms.
  • National Origins Act of 1924

    National Origins Act of 1924
    Established a system of national quotas. It excluded Asians and southern/eastern Europeans
  • The Great Gatsby published

    The Great Gatsby published
    A novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a millionaire chasing after his former wife out of love he feels for her.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial was the prosecution of science teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution in a public school, which a recent bill had made illegal.
  • National Broadcasting System (NBC) founded

    National Broadcasting System (NBC) founded
    The US first major broadcast network over radio and TV.
  • Babe Ruth hits 60 HR in a season

    Babe Ruth hits 60 HR in a season
    Babe Ruth breaks the single season records for home runs. The previous record was 59 held by himself from 1921.
  • 15,000,000 Model T rolls off assembly line

    15,000,000 Model T rolls off assembly line
    The 15 millionth Ford Model T rolls of the assembly line at Ford Motor Co. in Michigan.
  • Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) was founded

    Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) was founded
    The US second major broadcasting network by radio and, later on, TV
  • The Jazz Singer is released

    The Jazz Singer is released
    The first ever motion picture with sound. It’s about a young man who wants to be a performer, but his father pressures him to take on the family tradition rather than perform.
  • Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic

    Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic
    She was the first ever woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in a plane.
  • Steamboat Willie is released

    Steamboat Willie is released
    This is what led to the Mickey Mouse cartoon’s by Disney. Disney’s first ever produced animated cartoon.
  • Al Capone and St. Valentine’s Massacre

    Al Capone and St. Valentine’s Massacre
    The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre was the murder of seven members and associates of Chicago's North Side Gang by Al Capone.
  • Black Thursday and the Great Crash

    Black Thursday and the Great Crash
    Black Thursday is when panicked investors sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping to 11% at the open in very heavy volume. Black Thursday began the Wall Street crash
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    Repealed the 18th Amendment.