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The Roaring Twenties Timeline

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Ben Orr

on 7 May 2014

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The Roaring Twenties Timeline
-In January of 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment went into place, which began the era of Prohibition. This meant that the manufacture, sale, and transfer of alcoholic beverages was illegal.
-Bootleggers smuggled alcohol into the country illegally from Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies.

-Famous criminal
Al Capone
bootlegged alcohol from 1925-1931 and ran speakeasies, or night clubs hidden underground that served alcohol illegally, throughout Chicago. By 1927 he was estimated to be worth about $100 million
Scopes Monkey Trial
While all this bootlegging and other crime was happening, there was a large and very public clash in beliefs between science and religion.
The Scopes Monkey Trial
was a trial between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan over evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools and in American society.
Young women became more rebellious during the Roaring Twenties. A
was a term used to describe young women who embraced new fashions and urban attitudes. They often wore different clothing than other women and had short bob haircuts rather than the "normal" long hair.
African Americans
Marcus Garvey
, who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), believed that African Americans should build their own, separate society.
Harlem Renaissance
was a literary and artistic movement that celebrated African-American culture.
-One of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance was
Langston Hughes
, an African-American poet born in Missouri.
The Red Scare
Red Scare
was a nationwide panic which was sparked by the Bolshevik Revolution in the Soviet Union, where the new Communist Party had just taken over. Americans feared that
, an economic and political system based on a single-party government ruled by a dictatorship, would come to power in America.
The KKK, or
Ku Klux Klan
, was a secret organization that used terrorist tactics in an attempt to restore white supremacy. They ran rampant during the roaring twenties, especially in the south.
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