Frances Willard developed the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and used it as a political force. She vowed to change woman's lives by fighting for their rights. The WCTU later became the biggest organization of women in the 19th century.
First introduced by Charles Darwin's own views in the late 1880's, it was a huge idea in America where the dumb should be eliminated. Many were all for it saying that the mentally ill and druggies should be removed from the country
Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley was a genre of popular music in America in the late 19th century from the singers and publishers of New York City. The beginning of Tin Pan Alley is set to start in 1885 when several music publishers set up shop in Manhattan.
William Jennings Bryan
William Bryan was a Nebraska congressman in 1890. Later in 1896, he gave his famous Cross of Gold speech at the Democratic convention. He attempted to run for president but lost to William McKinley, however, he served as Woodrow Wilson's secretary landing him the Democratic presidential nomination.
Known as one of America's best industrialists, he transformed assembly line modes for cars. He was an American car manufacturer who created the affordable Ford Model T car in 1908. He is also credited for helping America's economy during their weakened times.
Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System was created for the purpose to provide the nation with a safer and more stable financial system.
Marcus Garvey was a proponent in black nationalism and was the leader of the Pan-Africanism movement. He also founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League
The Great Migration
The Great Movement was a huge movement of 6 million African-Americans moving from the rural Southern part of the US to the urban Northeast dating from 1916-1970. Before 1910, more than 90% of African American's lived in the south.
1st Red Scare (1920's)
The 1st Red Scare occurred when Russia had undergone the Bolshevik Revolution. After World War I, the thought of communism spread throughout America having many Americans scared.
Throughout the 1920's, jazz was a huge part of American culture affecting the music industry, fashion, culture, and racial tensions. This new genre of music originated in New Orleans and spread rapidly throughout states. This also further the Women's Liberation Movement as it rebels against society's standards.
Warren G. Harding's "Return to Normalcy"
"Return to normalcy" was Warren Harding campaign slogan when running for president in 1920. What he means by that is he"ll try his very best to America return to how they were before WWI happened. He states that the American people need healing instead of war on their mind.
Prohibition & the 18th Amendment
The 18th Amendment prevents the sale, manufacture, and transportation os alcoholic beverages. However, it was NOT illegal to consume alcohol.
Langston Hughes was an American poet who was very very well known for his amazing poem's he created. Many of his poems were highly praised and were well known.
Teapot Dome Scandal
The Teapot Dome Scandal revealed how corrupt the Federal Government was. This incident revealed oil tycoons, politicians who played poker, illegal liquor sales, and bribery of cash.
The Harlem Renaissance was when African-American culture exploded in a neighborhood in New York City ranging from literature to music and arts. One of most, if not the most remarkable things about the Harlem Renaissance was Jazz. Because black people had more time to do anything, they started to realize their hidden talents with one of them as Jazz.
Clarence Darrow was a lawyer whose career as a defense counsel in many trials earned him a spot in history. He saved people from imprisonment, to charges, and in some cases, even from death row.
Scopes Monkey Trial
The Scopes Monkey Trial starts with John Thomas Scopes, a high school teacher who violated Tennessee law by teaching evolution. Earlier that year in March, the state passed a law to teach the story of the Divine Creation as taught in the Bible. Sadly, Scopes was found guilty and got fined $100.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Charles A. Lindbergh was an American aviator who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. He's the first one to do it alone nonstop.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression is known as the worst economic downturn in history. It all began when the Stock Market crashed of October 1929 wiping out millions of investors. Over the years, millions of people completely lost their money and were homeless.
Stock Market Crash "Black Tuesday"
"Black Tuesday" was the fourth and last day of the Stock Market Crash. Investors lost $14 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. By November 13, more than $100 billion had disappeared from the American economy
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl is the drought that struck the southern plains of the US. It was caused due to high winds and poor farming. Many farmers didn't know how to farm so the soil dried up and with high winds, lots of dust traveled throughout the south.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Also known as FDR, served as the 32nd President of the United States of America. He is arguably one of the most well-liked presidents ever in US history. He helped America get out of the Great Depression and created dozens of organizations shaping our country today.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC)
The FCIC's main purpose was to give the economy and the failing bank system stability. It provides deposit insurance to depositors in US banks.
The New Deal
The New Deal was made up of federal programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations during the Great Depression. It was created throughout FDR's presidency which gained him lots and lots of political support.
"Relief, Recovery, and Reform"
Known as the "Three R's", they were introduced by FDR due to the mass unemployment and The Great Depression. The many Relief, Recovery, and Reform programs were initiated by multiple laws. These mainly focused on emergency relief programs.
The 20th Amendment, aka The Lame-Duck Amendment, shortened the time period a Members of Congress could stay in office from 13 months to 2 months.
Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC)
The CCC was a work relief program that gave millions of young people employment working on environmental projects during the Great Depression. Possible one of most successful plans throughout the Great Depression, these young men planted more than 3 billion trees.
The 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment, therefore bringing back alcohol to the US legally. This amendment is very unique because it is the only one to repeal another amendment.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The SEC provides investors and the stock market more reliable information also with rules for honest dealing. After the stock market crash, their were many frauds and other schemes.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
The Social Security Administration was created as a program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor's benefits. It was created during FDR's New Deal to help America recover.
1936 Summer Olympics
This Olympic game was unique because Nazi Germany used this game to promote their propaganda. It showed the new and strong Germany while targeting Jews.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the longest first lady of the US. By the 1920's, was involved with the Democratic Party and several social reform movements. She also worked for political, racial, and social injustice.