1920's Historical Events

Cameron Rayfield and Matthew Beaver and Rhine Barnette

Eighteenth Amendment

January 29, 1919

- "Congress ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the sale of alcohol anywhere in the United States"

Too Much Cotton

April 1920

- "Cotton prices at New Orleans peak at 42 cents a pound, prompting Southern farmers to plant the largest crop in history. The resulting overproduction causes a collapse in prices, with cotton falling to less than 10 cent a pound by early 1921. Cotton farmers will toil in near-depression conditions throughout most of the 1920s and 30s."

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Nineteenth Amendment

August 18, 1920

"The Nineteenth Amendment is ratified, granting women the right to vote."

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World Series

October 1921

- "Baseball's World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time; the New York Giants defeat the New York Yankees, five games to three."

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Harding Dies

August 2, 1923

"President Warren G. Harding dies of a stroke in San Francisco hotel room. Vice President Calvin Coolidge ascends to presidency."

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Ford Motor Company

January 9, 1924

The market capitalization of Ford Motor Company exceeds $1 billion!

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Klansmen March

August 8, 1925

Forty Thousand Ku Klux Klansmen march on Washington, their white-hooded procession filing Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Spirit of St. Louis

May 21, 1927

Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo transatlantic flight, landing his "Spirit of Saint Louis" in Paris 33 hours after departing form New York. Lindbergh becomes a National Hero.

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Hoover President

November 6, 1928

- Herbert Hoover running on a slogan of "A chicken in every pot, a car in every garage." He wins the election.

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Mickey Mouse

November 18, 1928

- Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie premieres, introducing the world to a new animated character, Mickey Mouse.

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Stock Market Collapse

October 1929

- stock market collapses starting the great depression.

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Works Cited

Shmoop Editorial Team. "The 1920s Timeline of Important Dates." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 06 May 2016.


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