The Roaring 20’s

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In History
  • Henry Ford Model T

    Henry Ford Model T
    Henry Ford created the Model T automobile which fueled industrial development and mass production, which spurred the growth of the economy. It was affordable for everyone, let people live further in the suburbs and still have jobs in the city, and allowed more mobility and freedom.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    Palmer Raids were two violent raids by the U.S Department of Justice, during the First Red Scare, on leftist radicals and anarchists. Hundreds of foreign citizens were deported and it created debate about constitutional rights.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition was the government banning on making, transporting, or selling alcohol in the United States. It went into effect on January 17, 1920. The purpose of this new amendment was to try to reduce the crime rate, improve health, lower corruption, and more. The negative effects of prohibition were an increase in crime dealing with alcohol, an increase in smuggling, and lower tax revenue.
  • Failure of Ratification of Treaty of Versailles

    Failure of Ratification of Treaty of Versailles
    The United States senate did not ratify the treaty of Versailles, resulting in us not joining the League of Nations. This was a failure in the eyes of president Woodrow Willson.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian anarchists found guilty of first-degree murder. Their case is widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice in American legal history. They were believed to have an unfair trial simply because they were anarchists.
  • Women’s Suffrage

    Women’s Suffrage
    The Women’s suffrage movement was a movement to allow women to vote in the United States, On August 18, 1920, the United States declared voting rights for women as the 19th amendment. This was a major achievement for the National Women Suffrage association led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Radio Broadcasting

    Radio Broadcasting
    Radio Broadcasting or radio stations became very popular in the 1920’s. Radios were used to play music, for communication, ads, sports commentary, and more. Radios were in homes and cars, and were a major source of entertainment.
  • Presidency of Warren G. Harding

    Presidency of Warren G. Harding
    On March 4, 1921, Warren Harding began his presidency. He is known for establishing the country's first formal budgeting process and creating the Bureau of the Budget. Harding also greatly increased tariff rates as part of his domestic policy.
  • Sheppard Towner Act

    Sheppard Towner Act
    The Sheppard Towner Act is an act for the promotion of the welfare and hygiene of maternity and infancy. It provided financial assistance in maternal and infant healthcare. It also encouraged states to better serve women at a lower income level.
  • National Origins Act of 1924

    National Origins Act of 1924
    The National Origins Act of 1924 was a law that restricted immigration by establishing a system of national quotas that discriminated against immigrants. The purpose of this law was to to keep out “undesirable” ethnic groups and maintain America's character.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    Dawes Plan was a plan composed of the United States and the Allies to receive their reparations from Germany. The allies proposed this so that they could get all their dues from Germany, but the plan proved to be ineffective.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial was a case where a high school teacher took on the case of violating the law by teaching the theory of evolution in a state funded school. Mr. Scopes deliberately staged the trial so that the case could have a defendant. The Scopes trial increased American awareness and interest in the issue of teaching theology and/or modern science in public schools.
  • The First Transatlantic Flight

    The First Transatlantic Flight
    Charles A. Lindbergh was the first to do the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight in history. Charles flew from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France without stopping. He earned $25,000 for doing so and made history.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    The Kellogg-Brian’s Pact was an international effort to prevent another World War, but it had little effect in stopping the rising militarism of the 1930s or preventing World War II. Countries promised not to go to war over problems.
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre

    St. Valentines Day Massacre
    Two gangs opened fire on each other in a warehouse resulting in seven dead. This shocked the public and represented gang violence. It was related to mobsters, death, and crime.
  • KKK March in Washington D.C.

    KKK March in Washington D.C.
    In Washington D.C., members of the Klu Klux Klan marched to show their unity. They believed in racism, anti-Catholicism, anti-Communism, nativism, and anti-Semitism. At its peak in 1920, the KKK had roughly 4 million members.
  • The 1929 Stock Market Crash

    The 1929 Stock Market Crash
    In October, 1929 there was an increase in buying stocks ”on margin”. This led to a crash in the economy and eventually led to the Great Depression.