The Roaring 20s

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In History
  • The First Assembly Line

    The First Assembly Line
    Henry Ford and the Model T majorly upgraded transportation. The first assembled line was created. This brought upon the mass production of vehicles. It also cut production time in half, which caused the prices to be cut down also. This allowed cars to be more affordable for people to buy.
  • The 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment
    This amendment outlaws the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol, but does not hold power over the consumption amount of alcohol.
  • The Palmer Raids

    The Palmer Raids
    The American Red Scare caused a widespread fear of anarchism. These raids were an attempt by General A. Mitchell Palmer to deport immigrants with suspected racial ties. Almost 3,000 immigrants were arrested.
  • Pop Culture

    Pop Culture
    Magazines like the Saturday Evening Post and “Life” Magazine really catalyzed the spread of the new popular cultures. Radio because the most powerful form of communication, citizens could now hear the news as it happened. Movies like The Jazz Singer, the first talking movie, and Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie set American up for 100 years of cinema greatness. Music and books spread like crazy, Jazz became a new rising genre and some classic novels like The Great Gatsby came out of the 20s.
  • Al Capone

    Al Capone
    Mobster and business who was famous during the Prohibition era.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Birth control activist, writer, and nurse.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    Broke home run, total bases, and slugging records.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    First women ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Novelist best known for “The Great Gatsby”.
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator.
  • 1920 Inventions

    1920 Inventions
    Inventions of the 20s included: refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, radios, passenger airlines, and movies with sound.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    This amendment guaranteed that women could have the right to vote the same as men, this was only brought upon through women protesting for their rights in this “roaring” age.
  • Election of 1920

    Election of 1920
    Warren Harding won the election of 1920 with his “return to normalcy” slogan, he promised to return America to the way it was before WWI. He was very much pro-business, he worked to keep taxes down and business profits up.
  • The Emergency Quota Act

    The Emergency Quota Act
    The Emergency Quota Act was America’s first number limit on the amount of immigrants who could enter the U.S. It made immigrant quotas stricter and more permanent.
  • National Origins Act of 1924

    National Origins Act of 1924
    The National Origins Act backed the Emergency Quota Act by enforcing stricter quota laws. It also placed country-by-country limits to keep certain ethnic groups from immigrants in large groups.
  • The Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial was the prosecution of science teacher John Scopes. He had taught evolution in a Tennessee public school, which was illegal at the time. The trial challenged the constitutionality of the bill, and it also advocated the legitimacy of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Scopes lost and was fined $100.
  • Route 66

    Route 66
    This runs east to west starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica. It was made after the mass production of vehicles and more people started driving everywhere. It provided a road to get across America in one stretch for those who traveled.
  • The Valentine’s Day Massacre

    The Valentine’s Day Massacre
    The Valentine’s Day Massacre occurred between Al Capone and Bugs Moran. The massacre killed off many other gang members in both groups, including a police officer. It brought upon the downfall of Capone and Moran, but it also created the need for some reform in laws.
  • The 21st Amendment

    The 21st Amendment
    Repealed the 18th Amendment after 14 years bringing prohibition to an end.