outlaws unfair methods of competition and to outlaw unfair acts or practices that affect commerce.
16th Amendment. Amendment XVI. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Now up until just before the U.S. declared war on April 6th, 1917, the U.S. had desperately tried to stay neutral, but ties to Britain, propaganda, the sinking of ships by German U-boats, and a German attempt in the Zimmermann Note to get Mexico to declare war on the U.S. pushed the U.S. to getting involved.
President Wilson delivered his “Fourteen Points”speech, outlining a plan for peace after World War I.
With the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, forbidding the manufacture, sale, transportation, import, and export of “intoxicating liquors,” was ratified.
Fears of Bolshevism manifested in the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918, which led to deportations of immigrants, vigilante violence against suspected radicals, and the ousting of Socialists from government.
The Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I, imposing harsh surrender terms on Germany, creating territorial mandates, and arranging the creation of the League of Nations.
Race riots erupted across the nation from late spring through the early fall of 1919. In dozens of incidents of racial violence, African Americans were beaten, terrorized, and murdered.
The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1920, granting suffrage to women.