1921-1940

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In History
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This was a pivotal addition to the Bill of Rights that changed the face of the political scene forever. It nationally recognized the large number of woman in the country and their right to have a say about the what happened in the nation by giving them the right to vote. This was one of the great milestones in the civil rights movement.
  • Teapot Dome

    Teapot Dome
    The Teapot Dome scandal is an example of one of the many problems that plagued President Herbert Hoover's time in office. On this day, the scandal began when the Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall, leased National oil reserves to a Sinclair, a friend that owned Mammoth Oil. Fall eventually served a year in prison and was fined $100,000.
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

    Scopes Monkey Trial
    Labeled as "The Trial of the Decade," and the "Scopes Monkey Trial," the trial of John Scopes, a high school teacher, turned into a debate on the the origin of life. Clarence Darrow a longtime criminal attorney took on William Jennings Bryan who was a three time Presidential nominee and renowned fundamentalist. The case ended with Scopes being found guilty of breaking the law and Clarence Darrow managing to discredit Bryan's stance.
  • Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic

    Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic
    On this date, Charles Lindbergh took off from La Guardia Field in New York City and flew nonstop to Paris France. Welcomed there by an exuberant crowd, Lindbergh was celebrated across the world for his feat of being the first person to cross the Atlantic nonstop.
  • Herbert Hoover Elected

    Herbert Hoover Elected
    Herbert Hoover was thrown in the deep end during his presidency. Criticized by many for his lack of action during the national crisis, he was replaced by FDR at the end of his term.
  • Stock Market Crash

    On Black Tuesday, the stock market went into a free fall, wiping out the financial security of thousands of investors and causing billions of dollars worth of damage. Many people think that the Stock Market collapse is what caused the Great Depression, but in reality, the crash was a result of the economy being built on a credit system. The crash and subsequent depression came as a natural result of the inflation of previous years.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is Elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is Elected
    FDR Ushered in a era of government involvement in the economy. Prior to his election and his most well known policy, The New Deal, the government had kept itself out of most economic problems. However, after FDR set the precedent, the question became when, not if, the government would intervene. He spent the rest of his life in office as President, setting the record for four terms served.
  • War of the Worlds Panic

    War of the Worlds Panic
    This is one of the humorous events of the decade. It was Halloween evening when an updated audio version of H.G. Wells' story "War of the Worlds" was published. The producer Orson Wells, had crafted the first half of the story as a news bulletin about aliens ravaging the eastern seaboard of the US. Thousands of people who tuned in after the opening announcement, armed themselves and fled the city with their families, heeding the radio drama's call to evacuate.