The 1920's

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  • Prohibition

    Prohibition was a time when manufacturing, selling, and transporting alcohol was illegal. This lasted 14 years and was the first and only amendment to be repealed.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    The 19th amendment was ratified in August of 1920. It gives women the right to vote.
  • Flappers

    Flappers were a new type of young women. They were rebellious, energetic, bold, fun-loving, and risque.
  • Hazel Wightman and Helen Wills

    Hazel Wightman and Helen Wills
    This was the date of the first Winter Olympics games in France. Hazel Wighman and Helen Wills won the gold in this 1924 olympics.
  • Radio

    The radio was a new invention that provided entertainment.
  • Gertrude Ederle

    Gertrude Ederle
    Gertrude was the first woman to swim across the 35 mile long English Channel. Gertrude was also the Olympic freestyle swimming champion.
  • the Model A

    the Model A
    On this day, the first rolling prototype of the Model A automobile appeared. The Model A was also called the "new ford", and it replaced the Model T.
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    He became the first person to fly nonstop between New York and Paris. He was an idolized hero of the 1920s.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover was elected president of the United States. He easily won the Republican nomination and was the 31st president.
  • Valentine's Day Massacre

    Valentine's Day Massacre
    This occured in a garage in Chicago. Seven men who were associated with one of the gangster Al Capone's enemies were shot by several men dressed as police officers.