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The Roaring Twenties

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  • The Volstead Act

    The Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act known as National Prohibition Act. This Act reinforced the Prohition of Alcohol in the United States(the 18th Amendment). The name came from the Chairman of the Judiciary House Committee, Andrew Volstead.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment was made. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. This is also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment, in recognition of her important campaign to win the right to vote. It took more than 130 years to include half of the counrty.
  • Warren G. Harding

    Warren G. Harding
    Warren Gamaliel Harding is his name, Born on November 2, 1865 and died from a heart attack on August 2, 1923. He was the 29th President of the United States. He was a Republican from Ohio. Harding was a newspaper publisher. He was appart of the Ohio Senate from 1899 to 1903. He also was the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio for 2 years (1903-1905). He also served as a U.S. Senator for 5 years(1915–1921). Harding promised a return to "Normalcy".
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    The Emergency Quota Act is also known as the Emergency immigration Act of 1921. On May 19, 1921 was an immigration quota that limited the number of immigrants that could come to our counrty from any country to 3 percent.
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge
    His name is John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. He was born on July 4, 1872 and died January 5, 1933. He was the 30th President of the United States serving from 1923 to 1929. He was a Republican lawyer from Vermont. He was a Massachusetts state politic and then became the Govenor or Massachusetts. He was the Vice President before his term, He took over the presidency when Harding died. He gained the reputation of a small-government conservative.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome Scandal was one of the biggest scandals on history. This is one of Hardings famous scandals. There were two federal oil reserves, one in Elk Hills, California and the other in Teapot Dome, Wyoming. These two oil reserves were marked for the use of the U.S. Navy for the future. Albert B. Fall sold off the land for peopole to drill. He recieved hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and cash, stock and cattle. A senate investigation uncovered this scandal in August of 1923.
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross

    Nellie Tayloe Ross
    Nellie Tayloe Ross was born on November 29, 1876 and died on December 19, 1977. She was an American politician. Ross was the 14th Governor of Wyoming from 1925 to 1927. She was the director of the National Mint from 1933 to1953. She was the first woman to serve as governor of a U.S. state.She remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. She was a supporter of prohibition during the 1920s.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial also known as Scopes Monkey Trial. John Scopes taught evolution in school and had gotten arrested. This was an Americal legal case that tested the Butler Act. "The Butler Act made it unlawful to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals in any Tennessee state-funded school and university".
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    His name is Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He was born on February 4, 1902 and died on August 26, 1974. His nickname is "Lucky Lindy". He was an American author, inventor and explorer. When he was 25-years old he went on a non-stop flight across the Atlantic on May 20-21, 1927.
  • Sacco And Vanzetti

    Sacco And Vanzetti
    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian Immigrants who were accused of murding two men during an armed robbery in Massachusetts. Sacco and Vanzetti went through numerous trials and were executed on August 23, 1927.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer is an American musical film. This filmed was released on October 6, 1927. This movie was 89 minutes long. This was the first feature-length motion picture with dialogue. This film was produced by Warner Bros. The movie stars in this film are Al Jolson, May McAvoy and Warner Oland. Directed by Alan Crosland, it is based on a play by Samson Raphaelson.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    Steamboat Willie is an animated cartoon released on November 18, 1928. It was the 3rd Mickey Mouse Cartoon. It was the first synchronized sound for Disney Cartoon. Steamboat Willie premiered at New York's 79th Street Theatre.
  • Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

    Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
    The Saint Valentine's Day massacre is when there was a murder of seven people. This was part of a Prohibition Era conflict that was between two gangs in Chicago, Illinois. The South Side gang was led by Al Capone and the North Side gang was led by Bugs Moran. Five members of the North Side gang were lined up against the the SMC Cartage Company. They were shot to death posibly by Al Capone.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Clark Hoover was born on August 10, 1874 and died on October 20, 1964. He was the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933. He was a professional mining engineer and author.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression started for most countries in 1929 and lasted tell the late 30s or to the early 40s. The Depression started in the United States when the Stock Marcket Crashed on October 29, 1929 which is known as Black Tuesday. Quickly the depression spread all around the world. The Wall Street Crash was also known as the Stock Market Crash of 1929. This crash was the most devastating crash in the history of the United States.