Chp. 22: The "New Era"

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Great Migration

1914 - 1920

black southerners to northern cities

1st Commercial Radio Station

1920

KDKA in Pittsburgh

Warren G. Harding elected President

1920

Prohibition

1920 - 1933

Sheppard-Towner Act

1921

funds maternity assistance

Reader's Digest founded

1921

Economic Recession

1921

Motion Picture Association founded

1922

under Will Hays, founded to regulate film industry

Babbitt

1922

published by Sinclair Lewis

Mild Recession

1923

Teapot Dome scandal revealed

1923

(among others)

Time magazine founded

1923

Harding dies

1923

Calvin Coolidge becomes president as a result

KKK reaches peak membership

1924

Coolidge elected President

1924

National Origins Act passed

1924

Scopes Trial

1925

Dayton, TN

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

1925

founded by A. Philip Randolph

The Great Gatsby

1925

published by F. Scott Fitzgerald

McNary-Haugen Bill

1926

passed by Congress but vetoed by Coolidge

1st Solo Transatlantic Flight

1927

Charles Lindbergh

The Jazz Singer

1927

1sr feature-length sound motion picture

McNary-Haugen Bill #2

1928

passed by Congress and vetoed by Coolidge again

Herbert Hoover elected President

1928

Sheppard-Towner program terminated

1929

A Farewell to Arms

1929

published by Ernest Hemingway