The Roaring 20s

Events

History

WW1

1914 - 1918

KKK reinstated

1915

Prohibition

1920 - 1933

Band-Aid invented

1920

Insulin discovered

1921

The Great Railroad Strike of 1922

1922

Scopes Trial

1925

Butler Act

1925

Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket

1926

Sliced Bread Invented

1928

Penicillin

1928

Crash of 1929

1929

Politics

18th Amendment ratified

1919

Warren G. Harding elected president

1920

19th Amendment

1920

Teapot Dome Scandal

1921

Warren G. Harding dies

1923

Calvin Coolidge elected president

1924

Immigration Act of 1924

1924

Herbert Hoover elected president

1928

Art

Salvador Dali begins surrealistic painting

1929

Architecture

Lincoln Memorial

1922

American Standard building construction began

1923

American Standard building finished

1924

Art Deco

1925

Chrysler Building construction began

1928

Chrysler Building finished

6/15/1930

Movies and Music

Louis Armstrong joins King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

1922

Walt Disney Company founded

1923

Toll of the Sea

1923

Warner Bros. officially incorporated

1923

Don Juan

1926

NBC formed

1926

The Jazz Singer

1927

CBS formed

1927

Steamboat Willie

1928

Dinner Time

1928

Empire Building construction began

1929

On With the Show!

1929

Society

Harlem Renaissance

1918 - 1937

Radio Broadcasting begins

1920

Traffic Signal invented

1923

Ford Model T cost $260

1924

KKK peaks in popularity

1925

Refrigeration widely available

1927

Literature

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

1920

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

1921

Babbitt

1922

The Waste Land

1922

Tulips and Chimneys

1923

The Great Gatsby

1925

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1925

The Sun Also Rises

1926