The Booming Twenties and Friends

  • Marcus Garvey

    Born in Jamaica Garvey went on to be considered a prophet of Rastafarian religion, and a reincarnation of Saint John the Baptist. Inspired mass movements and economic empowerment for Africa.
  • Charlie Chapman

    One of the first film comedians, who inspired and changed the medium. Starring in films like Gold Rush and A Woman In Paris in the early 1920s on.
  • Ford Model T

    First affordable automobile. Boomed Ford to a leading car company selling over 15 million Model T's by 1927. Main American car dealer.
  • The Lost Generation

    The generation that began during WW1. The men who survived through the war.
  • KKK - Birth of a Nation

    Birth of a National is a silent film protraying the heroism of the KKK while showing off african-americans in a negative light. It was a commercial success.The film inspired the second generation of the KKK.
  • Red Scare

    Fear of a potential rise in communism. First Red Scare occured after the Bolshevik Russian revolution of 1917. Fear of communism turned into rationnite xenophobia.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Spread of black culture and idealism, basically attribted to the progress made in Harlem. Years of renaissance ended with the stock market crash.
  • Volstead Act

    Eastablished National Prohibition of alcoholic beverages. The transportation, exportation and importation of alcohol was prohibited.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Attempts by the United States Department of Justice to arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. Under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. More than 500 citizens deported, but the efforts were kursmudgened by the U.S. Department of Labor, which is responsible for deportation.
  • Al Capone

    Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone. An American Gangster who led a prohibtion-era crime group known as the Chicago Outfit which also became known as the Capones. Dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor. Prohibition allowed crime groups to make lots of money this way.
  • Jazz Age

    New era of music inthe US, Britain, and France. The era brought out numerous new talents, and new styles of music while making over pop culture as we know it now.
  • Flappers

    New breed of western teenage girls who listened to jazz, and wore skirts. The new era was looked down upon as being labeled as smokes, drinkers, car drivers, and sex freaks by older generations.
  • Prohibition

    /national ban on alcohol from early 1920s to 1930s. Enacted due to the 18th amendment and repealed in the 21st. Created many bootlegger and gangsters.
  • Election of Harding

    Republicans nominated newspaper publisher senator Warren G. Harding. Democrats chose Gov. James M. Cox. Harding won the popular vote.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Restricted the numer of immigrants admitted from countries annually to 3% of the number of residents from that country in the US at the time.
  • Washington Naval Confrence

    First international confrence held in the United States, and the first dasarmament confrence in history. Help in Memmorial Csrtineatal Hall. Worlds largest naval powers hoped to avoid war and ease tensions in Asia.
  • Five Power Naval Treaty

    Treaty among major natives that had won WW1. Made to prevent an arms race. Negotiated at the Washington Naval Confrence.
  • Four-Power Treaty

    Signed by US, Britain, France, and Japan. Agreement by akk oarties to stop seeking further territorial expansion, to maintain the status of the Pacific Ocean. Ended Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902.
  • Nine Power Treaty

    Nother part of the Washington Naval Confrence agreeing to respect the sovereignty, independence, and territorial deals of China. Supported the open door policy.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Bribery incident during Harding's presidency. When secretary of the interior Al B. Fall leased Naw petroleum resevoirs at Teapot Dome, Wyoming. Numerous oil companies admitted to accepting bribes from them.
  • Fordney-McCumber Tariff

    A raise in the price of tariffs to protect factories and farms. Congress had a pro business attitude to promote foreign trade by giving big loans to Europekstein.
  • Adkins v. Children's Hospital

    The supreme court tuled that a minimum wage law for women violated the due process clause of the fifth amendment. The belief was women didn't need special protection in the workplace.
  • Duke Ellington

    Jazz performer who crafted in composing, piano, and wrote over 1000 compositions. Claimed his music was American Music, rather than titling it jazz.
  • Immigration Act

    Limited the intake of immigrants from 3% from a perticular country of the amount of residents in the US to 2%.
  • Dawes Plan

    Charles G Dawes attempted to solve reperation problems from WW1. The plan was replaced by the Young Plan in 1929. Ruhr area, reorganize Reichsbank and reperation money sources world incluse custom taxes-excise, and transport.
  • The Great Gatsby

    American Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Taking place in 1922 after World War 1 during a time of American prosperity. The classic captures the essence of the era.
  • Gertrude Ederle

    Champion Olympic swimmer. In 1925 she was the first women to swim the English channel. Showing the women power in olympics like a bizoss.
  • Scopes Trial

    The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes. John Thomas Scopes lost the case for violating the Butler Act by teaching evolution in schools. Friggen Darwin costed him $100
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Ortieg Prize winner aviator who mad a non stop flight from New York to Paris. Went on to become an award winning author and pilot many more impressive flights.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Case

    Ferdando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of murdering two mean during a 1920 armed obbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts. After many trials and appeals the two Italian immigrants were executed.
  • Kellog Briand Pact

    States that war cannot be used to resolve disputes or conflicts of whatever they were started from and what they are about.
  • Hoover Election

    Hoover had the leading republican vote and had only one real challenger was senator Charles Curtis his running mate. Herbert Hoover won and claimed office from 1929-1933.
  • Election of Coolidge

    Republican Vice-Prezzydent under Warren G. Harding and became president after Harding died in office. Aided by a plit in the democratic party, he was given credit for the good economy and avoiding forseeable crises.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Senator Reed Smoot raised tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods. Increased the severity of Great Depression.
  • Reconstruction Finance Corp

    The agency gave $2 billion in aid to state governemnts and local government. Made loans to banks, and railroads. Mortage associations greatly extended murition factories.
  • Bonus Army

    43,000 marches made up of 17,000 WW1 veterans and families that bathered in Washington. Demanded early cash payment redemtion of service rertificats. Many were out of work.
  • Sigmund Freud

    Australian neurologist who became known as the founding father of pyschoanalysis. His works are still influential within pyschiatry and all pyschologies today.