Turning Points of the 1920s

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  • Jazz Age

    Jazz Age
    While there is no real start date to this fad, the Jazz Age thrived during the 1920s and on to the 1930s. Artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday emerged during this time.
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock
    During the start of the 1920s, Hitchcock started his career in film. Hitchcock started in comedy then slowly worked over to the area of his fame, horror.
  • Creation of the League of Nations

    Creation of the League of Nations
    The League of Nations was first proposed by President Woodrow Wilson as part of his Fourteen Points plan for a peaceful resolution in Europe. It was an international organization created after the First World War to provide a forum for solving issues while avoiding war. The United States never joined after much dispute in the 1920s, and have received much criticism for this fact.
  • Prohibition in the U.S

    Prohibition in the U.S
    Although the issue of legalizing morality was controversial, the prohibition movement was supported by a variety of diverse groups. Progressives believed that outlawing the sale/manufacture of alcohol would improve society, as generally did women, southerners, those living in rural areas and African-Americans. The Eighteenth Amendment went into effect in January of 1920. This gave rise to illegal production and distribution of alcohol, secret bars, cocktails, and a slew of criminal behavior.
  • Women Exercise Right to Vote

    Women Exercise Right to Vote
    Bad Romance - Women's Suffrage
    After nearly 100 years of movements for women's suffrage, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. However, the campaign for women's rights was far from over.
  • 1st Commercial Radio Stations

    1st Commercial Radio Stations
    WWJ in Detroit, KDKA 1020 AM in Pittsburg, Pennslyvania. These radio stations still thrive today
  • John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television.

    John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television.
    The invention of the television gave people a new way to view entertainment, advertisements and the local and national news.
  • The Scopes Trial Begins (Tennessee v. John Scopes)

    The Scopes Trial Begins (Tennessee v. John Scopes)
    In 1925 Tennessee, it was illegal for teachers to educate students on Darwinism, or the theory of eviolution, opposed to Creationism. Biology teacher John Scopes was arrested for this and fined, but the case was significant in beginning a turning point in the education system and 'separation of church and state'.
  • Don Juan

    Don Juan
    First feature-length film with a soundtrack. While the movie industry was forever changed because of this, the movie still lacked the vocals of the actors.
  • Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

    Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
    Charles Lindbergh used his monumental flight to promote the development of Air mail services in the Americas and the development in commercial flying.
  • John Logie Baird demonstrates the first color television.

    John Logie Baird demonstrates the first color television.
    The color television set the standard for film making and television broadcasting worldwide.
  • Alexander Fleming discovers the antibiotic Penicillin.

    Alexander Fleming discovers the antibiotic Penicillin.
    Alexander Fleming's discovery would turn out to be the most effective life-saving drug in the world. Penicillin would forever change the treatment of bacterial infections
  • Warner Brothers produces the first All-Color All-Talking movie "On With the Show"

    Warner Brothers produces the first All-Color All-Talking movie "On With the Show"
    The first all-color all-talking motion picture gave people a slightly new way to watch films and further advanced the production of movies.
  • The Great Depression Begins

    The Great Depression Begins
    Stock Market Crash of 1929In the last months of the 1920's, a decade of wealth and growth, the stock market finally began to crash, after nine years of increase. "Black Thursday" was the most devastating stock market crash in US history. This was the start of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries. 15 million people were unemployed during the Great Depression, and it did not end until Americans prepared for World War II in late 1941.
  • Museum of Modern Art

    Museum of Modern Art
    Opens in New York shortly after the stock market crash, the Museum can still be visited.