WWI Ends

November 11, 1918

The end of WWI signifies a cultural shift in US culture

Volstead Act

22 July 1919

The Volstead Act helped to establish and outline the 18th Ammendment

Prohibition begins


Prohibition banned the sale, making, and transportation of liquor as defined by the Volstead Act.

Immigration Act of 1924


US Fundamentalists began to crack down on those entering the country, with the exception of Japanese and Filipino people.

Scopes Monkey Trial

July 21, 1925

The Scopes Monkey Trial was the trial against John Scopes for the crime of teaching evolution, highlighting the debate between evolutionism versus fundamentalism that dominated the Roaring Twenties.

Black Thursday

October 24, 1929

Black Thursday marks the start of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and the subsequent Great Depression.

FDR's First Fireside Chat

March 12, 1933

FDR held the first "fireside chat" over the radio to let the American people know of his plans.

Prohibition Ends

Dec 5, 1933

The end of Prohibition marks a new beginning for the United States, economically and socially. Prohibition caused organized crime and was preventing the US government from collecting much needed taxes, so the end of Prohibition is a breath of fresh air for many Americans

Pearl Harbour

7 December 1941

Early in the morning, Japan executes a surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. This event killed 2300 Americans, destroyed the USS Arizona and Oklahoma, sank or beached 12 ships, damaged 9 ships, destroyed 160 aircraft and damaged a further 150 aircraft.

US Declares War on Japan

December 8, 1941

After Pearl Harbour, Congress requests that FDR declares war on Japan. He does, and only two days later, on 10. December 1941, Germany and Italy declare war on the US. This marks the US's entrance into WWII.