USA 1917-1941

  • Prohibition begins

    Prohibition begins
    Many women began to see alcohol as being a source of a lot of family problems . In 1919, the 18th amendement was ratified , thus burning the manufacture and sall of alcoholic beverages. Americans thought prohibition would end the violence and crimes.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act, was enacted to carry out the intent of the Eighteenth Amendment, which established prohibition in the United States. The Anti-Saloon League's Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named for Andrew Volstead, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who managed the legislation.
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    Problems in farms

    One in four farms was sold to meet financial obligations and many farmers migrated to urban areas. With one-fifth of the American population making their living on the land, rural poverty was widespread. So, not everybody was able to participate fully in the emergent consumer economy in American.
  • The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment
    Granting women the right to vote, was passed
  • Ku Klus Klan reformed and expanded

    Ku Klus Klan reformed and expanded
  • Washington Naval Conference

    Washington Naval Conference
    Also called the Washington Arms Conference or the Washington Disarmament Conference, was a military conference called by President Warren G. Harding and held in Washington from 12 November 1921 to 6 February 1922. Conducted outside the auspices of the League of Nations, it was attended by nine nations—the United States, Japan, China, France, Britain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, and Portugal
  • Inmigration Act

    Inmigration Act
    It was a United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890, down from the 3% cap set by the Immigration Restriction Act of 1921, according to the Census of 1890. It superseded the 1921 Emergency Quota Act.
  • FDR was elected

    FDR was elected
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a politician, diplomat and American lawyer, who managed to act as the thirty-second President of the United States and has been the only one to win four presidential elections in that nation.His main aims were; relief, recovery and reform
  • President Hoover is elected

    President Hoover is elected
    Hoover had promised Americans to be just as a good president as coolidge was. Sadly , this did not turn out. The great depression hit, and America blamed all their problems on Mr Hoover
  • The Wall Street Crash

    The Wall Street Crash
    The Wall Street Crash was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout.
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    The great depression

    The depression had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich and poor. National income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, and international trade declined between 50 and 66%. Unemployment in the United States increased to 25%, and in some countries reached 33%. Cities around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry and construction virtually halted in many areas. Farming and rural areas suffered from falling crop prices which reached about 60%.
  • Great Depression

    United States economy first went into an economic recession.
  • The Hundred Days’

    The Hundred Days’
    In the "Hundred Days," Roosevelt enjoyed an often-pliant Congress. By its end, he had passed 15 major laws, given 15 messages to Congress and 10 speeches, held press conferences and cabinet meetings twice a week and sponsored an international conference, made all major policy decisions, foreign and domestic."
  • Johnson Act

    Johnson Act
    Prohibited foreign nations in default from marketing their bond issues in the United States.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration
    It was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects,[1] including the construction of public buildings and roads. In much smaller but more famous projects the WPA employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects
  • The Wagner Act

    The Wagner Act
    The National Labor Relations Act (or Wagner Act) is a United States federal law that protects the rights of most workers in the private sector to organize labor unions, to engage in collective bargaining, and to take part in strikes and other forms of concerted activity in support of their demands.
  • Social Security Act

    It was a legislative act which created the Social Security system in the United States.
  • World War II begins

    World War II begins