Blancas, Unit 4 Timeline Project

Events

Red Scare & Communist Hunt

1919

Fear that communism would take out the capitalist economies worldwide.

18th Amendment/ Prohibiton

January 1920

Manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was banned, this would cause an increase in crime, and wouldn’t be repealed until 1933.

Harlem Renaissance

1920

Literary and artistic movement celebrating African American culture, lasted from the 1920's to the mid 1930's.

19th Amendment

1920

Gave women the right to vote

Harding Presidency

1921

29th President, least successful presidency, described as a “good natured man who looked like a president ought to look”.

Quota System

1921

Established a maximum number of people who could enter the US

Teapot Dome Scandal

1921

Government set aside oil rich lands for the US Navy

Coolidge Presidency

1923

30th president, was Harding's VP, after Harding died, Coolidge became president, helped to restore people's trust in the government and the Republican Party.

Sacco & Vanzetti

1927

Famous case of Italian Radicals charged with robbery and murder in a factory, they were put on trial and sentenced to death by electric chair.

Hoover Presidency

1929

31st President,

The Great Depression

1929

Time period where the economy plummeted and the unemployment rates sky-rocketed, lasted for more then 10 years, between 1929 and 1940.

Black Tuesday

October 24, 1929

The market took a plunge and panicked investors, they unloaded all their shares, the market crashed.

Dust Bowl

1930

Areas in the mid west that were plagued by dust storms during the 1930's, most extreme dust storms were called black blizzards, hardest hits: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Bonus Army

1932

Led by Walter Walters, between 10,000-20,000 WWI veterans and their families arrived in D.C., purpose was to support the Patman bill in congress, after senate voted down the bill most bonus Army marchers left and the 2,000 that stayed were forced out with tear gas by 1,000 troops sent by President Hoover.

The New Deal

1933

A series of social liberal programs passed in the United States between 1933 and 1938.

FDR Presidency

1933

32nd President, elected in 1932 with an overwhelming victory, he focused on relief for needy, economic recovery, and financial reform.

1st Fireside Chat

March 12, 1933

FDR did his first fireside chat on March 12, 1933, this caused a craze because he was the first president to directly speak to the American people in their own homes, he would do thirty speeches during his presidency.

21st Amendment

December 5, 1933

Repealed the 18th Amendment

The 2nd New Deal

1934

A second, more aggressive series of programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), and the Wagner Act.