1918 - 1939 (Copy)

US Events

Great Migration

1914 - 1920

World War One Ends

1918

Prohibition

1919 - 1933

19th Amendment

1920

1st Commercial Radio Station

1920

Warren G. Harding elected President

1920

Harlem Renaissance

Jan. 1920

Era of Violence and Crime

1920 - 1938

Why were the 1920’s such a violent and crime-ridden time period? There was a large movement for nativism by the KKK and this caused conflict between minorities. Also the prohibition caused the foundation of crime rings to supply the public with alcohol and this caused violence in the streets.

Birth of my father

1921

The Charleston Dance

1923

Teapot Dome scandal revealed

1923

Harding Dies

1923

Coolidge elected President

1924

Johnson Act

1924

Restricts immigration to the US! Only 6000 could enter from Poland

Mein Kampf

1925

Adolf Hitler's (YSV"Z) book outlining his plan to rule the world

KKK reaches peak membership

1925

Scopes Trial

1925

Why did the scopes trial capture the interest of so many americans?

This was because he was trying to teach concepts of evolution as a sample given by his supervisor. He was taken to court, lost, but this caught the attention of many because it was broadcast on radio causing evolution to be taught in more schools.

1st Solo Transatlantic Flight

1927

US to Paris by Charles Linsbergh

The Jazz Singer

1927

1st Talking Movie Ever - Story of a frum young man who goes off the derech to become a Hollywood Star!

Herbert Hoover elected President

1928

Wall Street Crash

1929

The Great Depression

1929 - 1940

Created by the speculation of companies that eventually crashed due to a slump in sales. It was so large because everybody was interconnected through the companies and factories. 25% of people became unemployed, not including farmers.

Dispersal of the Homeless, Hoovervilles

1929

Hoover disperses veterans and squatters using military and is blamed for it. They settle in places in the government and these are called hoovervilles.

Smoot-Hawley Tariff

1930

Raises Tariffs on Imported goods. Foreign nations react by not buying US goods. Real cause of the Depression??
2% of any nationality according to the 1890 census(excluded all Japanese)

FDR Elected

1932

Social Security

1933

Sets up pension program for workers who retire!

CWA Civil Works Administration

1933

Provided temporary Jobs

F.D.I.C. (Reform)

1933

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Used to insure peoples money in select banks to prevent the loss of money by the people.

21st amendment repeals prohibition

1933

prohibition is repealed by roosevelt

First New Deal

1933

The New Deal RRR

1933

The New Deal RRR

1933

Relief, Recovery, Reform

Emergency Banking Act (Relief)

1933

People making runs on banks cause banks to fail and take all of peoples money. To stop this from happening, the banks were infused with federal money to keep people confident and keep their money in the bank.

CCC Civilian Conservation Corp (Relief)

1933

Employs people with government money to go out of the cities and work on parks roads bridges etc. -

Second New Deal

1935

Public Works Hoover Dam

1937

Government hires workers to build huge projects

World War 2

1939