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The Roaring 20's

  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    The fear of the spreading of communism after Russian Revolution. Nationwide strikes in 1919 increases fear, which causes mob violence against strikers.
  • KKK

    A demographic, social, and ecomomic changes in the 20's lead to a popularity of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan, is the name of several past and present far right hate group organizations in the United States whose purpose was to protect the rights and further the interests of white Americans by violence and intimidation.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. It was a time that involved speakeasies, glamour, and gangsters and a period of time in which even the average citizen broke the law.
    The 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcohol, was ratified.
  • Radio Station KDKA

    Radio Station KDKA
    Station KDKA in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania indicates the first regular radio broadcast.
  • Residental Housing and Commercial Buildings

    Residental Housing and Commercial Buildings
    There was a big push by politcians and leaders of industry to upgrade the standard of low cost housing and "to make homes more affordable." Housing was easier to heat, cool, keep clean, and more suited for modern living.
  • Invention of the Lie Detector

    Invention of the Lie Detector
    John Larson, a University of California medical student, invented the modern lie detector (polygraph) in 1921. Used in police interrogation and investigation since 1924.
  • Miss American Pagent

    Miss American Pagent
    The first Miss American Pagent is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This event was since held there each year in September through 2004.
  • American Birth Control

    American Birth Control
    Margaret Sanger, a nurse during this time, forms the american birth control to help limited unplanned pregnacies.
  • The "Monkey" Trial

    The "Monkey" Trial
    John Scopes, a young biology teacher in Dayton Tennessee, is arrested and pleaded guilty for teaching evolution and preaching fundamentalism in his classroom. The case ended on July 21, 1925, with a guilty verdict, and Scopes was fined $100.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth, hit a total of 60 home runs in 1927. This record-breaker would remain a record itself until 1961. He also accomplished being in the Hall of Fame in 1936 after he retired.
  • Invention of Penicillin

    Invention of Penicillin
    Penicillin was discovered by chance, in 1928, after Alexander Fleming accidentally left a dish of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered for a few days. After penicillin was used greatly during war.
  • Invention of Bubble Gum

    Invention of Bubble Gum
    Walter Diemer worked as an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia at the time. In his spare time he was playing around with new recipes and his new "bubble gum" invention was so successful that it sold over a million and a half dollars worth of gum in the first year. .
  • Rapid Growth in Automobile Industries

    Rapid Growth in Automobile Industries
    The rapid growing automobile industry led by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produced new and better models. An increase in wages and lower cost vehicles through mass production. Way more affordable!
  • Saint Valentine's Day massacre

    Saint Valentine's Day massacre
    The Saint Valentine's Day massacre is the the murder of seven people as part of a Prohibition Era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago, Illinois. The two gangs were the South Side italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    October 29, 1929, "Black Tuesday," is known as the worst day in stock market history. People were in a panic. They couldn't get rid of their stocks fast enough. Since everyone was selling and nearly no one was buying, stock prices collapsed. Over 16.4 million shares of stock were sold - a new record.