February 14, 1929Gangsters working for Al Capone kill sevenrivals in the act known as the St. Valentines     Day Massacre
1925  Charlie Chaplin’spopular silent comedy  Gold Rush released
October 29, 1929Postwar prosperity ends in the Stock Market crash
1920sHarlem Renaissance
The Charleston is a dance that   became popular in the 1920′s, during the era of jazz   music, speakeasies, and           ...
FACTS about this decade:• Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6• 343,000 in military   (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)•Ill...
June 17, 1928 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly    over the Atlantic Ocean
1922Ulysses by James Joyceis published; U.S. Post  Office burns copies
1926A.A. Milne Publishes   Winnie-the-Pooh
September 19, 1928First Mickey Mouse talking      film, Steamboat  Willie, released by Walt           Disney
1922 Tomb of King Tut Discovered
FACTS about this decade:•Average annual earnings $1236;•Teachers salary $970
1922 Soviet States Merge into U.S.S.R.
August 8, 1925 Forty thousand Ku KluxKlansmen march on Washington, their white-hooded procession filling Pennsylvania Avenue
January 10, 1920: League of Nations Established.The League ultimately proved incapable of preventingaggression by the Axis...
October 6, 1927   The advent of talkingpictures emerges; Al Jolsonin The Jazz Singer debuts in      New York City
1927      Babe RuthMakes Home-Run Record
Art Deco is an influentialvisual arts design stylewhich first appeared inFrance during the 1920s
FACTS about this decade:It took 13 days to reachCalifornia from New York;There were 387,000 miles ofpaved road
1922  Gandhi sentencedto six years in prisonfor civil disobedience
1925Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
Art movements of the   1920s included the         modernist    movement, abstractexpressionism, surrealism, a         nd r...
1920s slang used for "girls orwomen": a broad, a bunny, acanary (well, one who couldsing), a charity girl (one whowas sexu...
August 10, 1927    Work on Gutzon   Borglum’s giganticPresidential sculpture atMount Rushmore began
1927    Leon Trotskykicked out of Russias  Communist Party
May 20, 1927 Charles Lindberghleaves Roosevelt Field, New York, on the first   non-stop transatlantic flight in history
1921  Albert Einsteinwins Nobel Prize for Photoelectric Effect
1925 F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby published
November 15, 1926The NBC Radio Network, formed byWestinghouse, General Electric, andRCA, opens with twenty-four stations
November 28, 1925The Grand Ole Opry transmits   its first radio broadcast
1920  World population was 1.8 billion               1920sOne-quarter of the worlds population       fell under British rule
The Algonquin Round Table, (also known as The ViciousCircle), an informal group of American literary men andwomen, met for...
July 10, 1924          The Scopes Trial or "Monkey Trial" begins, laterresulting in a conviction for John T. Scopes, for t...
Harry Houdiniwas the great escape artist      of the 1920s
The Lost Generation was the name Gertrude Stein gave to American expatriot writers, poets, andartists living in Europe dur...
1927 Sacco and Venzetti Executed
May 10, 1924J. Edgar Hoover is appointed         to lead the      Federal Bureau of        Investigation
February 14, 1924The IBM corporation     is founded
FACTS about this decade•106,521,537 people in the United States•2,132,000 unemployed• Unemployment 5.2%
1920 – 1933Prohibition
1928 Penicillin Discovered
January 25, 1924The first Winter Olympic Games  are held in the French Alps      in Chamonix, France
March 2, 1923Time Magazine is published for the first time, featuring on its cover Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker o...
1921Margaret Sanger forms theAmerican Birth Control League, today’s modern  Planned Parenthood
In the 1920s, a new woman was born.She smoked, drank, danced, and voted.She cut her hair, wore make-up, and wentto petting...
1929First Academy Awards
1927Actress Mae West : Obscene
May 30, 1922The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
September 8, 1921First Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City
1924      Nellie Ross of Wyoming  and Miriam Ferguson of Texasare elected governors of their states
February 5, 1922  Readers Digest is first published
Ford stops production of the “Model T” in 1927  Thanks to Henry Ford and mass production,     one could buy a Ford for onl...
The Fascists (Mussolini) took power in 1922
August 18, 1920The 19th Amendment    gives Women  the right to Vote
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  1. 1. February 14, 1929Gangsters working for Al Capone kill sevenrivals in the act known as the St. Valentines Day Massacre
  2. 2. 1925 Charlie Chaplin’spopular silent comedy Gold Rush released
  3. 3. October 29, 1929Postwar prosperity ends in the Stock Market crash
  4. 4. 1920sHarlem Renaissance
  5. 5. The Charleston is a dance that became popular in the 1920′s, during the era of jazz music, speakeasies, and flappers
  6. 6. FACTS about this decade:• Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6• 343,000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)•Illiteracy rate reached a new low: 6% of the population
  7. 7. June 17, 1928 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean
  8. 8. 1922Ulysses by James Joyceis published; U.S. Post Office burns copies
  9. 9. 1926A.A. Milne Publishes Winnie-the-Pooh
  10. 10. September 19, 1928First Mickey Mouse talking film, Steamboat Willie, released by Walt Disney
  11. 11. 1922 Tomb of King Tut Discovered
  12. 12. FACTS about this decade:•Average annual earnings $1236;•Teachers salary $970
  13. 13. 1922 Soviet States Merge into U.S.S.R.
  14. 14. August 8, 1925 Forty thousand Ku KluxKlansmen march on Washington, their white-hooded procession filling Pennsylvania Avenue
  15. 15. January 10, 1920: League of Nations Established.The League ultimately proved incapable of preventingaggression by the Axis powers in the 1930s.
  16. 16. October 6, 1927 The advent of talkingpictures emerges; Al Jolsonin The Jazz Singer debuts in New York City
  17. 17. 1927 Babe RuthMakes Home-Run Record
  18. 18. Art Deco is an influentialvisual arts design stylewhich first appeared inFrance during the 1920s
  19. 19. FACTS about this decade:It took 13 days to reachCalifornia from New York;There were 387,000 miles ofpaved road
  20. 20. 1922 Gandhi sentencedto six years in prisonfor civil disobedience
  21. 21. 1925Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
  22. 22. Art movements of the 1920s included the modernist movement, abstractexpressionism, surrealism, a nd realism
  23. 23. 1920s slang used for "girls orwomen": a broad, a bunny, acanary (well, one who couldsing), a charity girl (one whowas sexually promiscuous), adame, a doll, cats meow, catswhiskers
  24. 24. August 10, 1927 Work on Gutzon Borglum’s giganticPresidential sculpture atMount Rushmore began
  25. 25. 1927 Leon Trotskykicked out of Russias Communist Party
  26. 26. May 20, 1927 Charles Lindberghleaves Roosevelt Field, New York, on the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history
  27. 27. 1921 Albert Einsteinwins Nobel Prize for Photoelectric Effect
  28. 28. 1925 F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby published
  29. 29. November 15, 1926The NBC Radio Network, formed byWestinghouse, General Electric, andRCA, opens with twenty-four stations
  30. 30. November 28, 1925The Grand Ole Opry transmits its first radio broadcast
  31. 31. 1920 World population was 1.8 billion 1920sOne-quarter of the worlds population fell under British rule
  32. 32. The Algonquin Round Table, (also known as The ViciousCircle), an informal group of American literary men andwomen, met for lunch on weekdays at a large round tablein the Algonquin Hotel in New York City during the 1920sand 30s. Many of the best-known writers, journalists, andartists in New York City were in this group. Among themwere Franklin P. Adams, Robert Benchley, HeywoodBroun, Marc Connelly, Russell Crouse, EdnaFerber, George S. Kaufman, Harpo Marx, DorothyParker, Harold Ross, Robert Sherwood, and AlexanderWoollcott.
  33. 33. July 10, 1924 The Scopes Trial or "Monkey Trial" begins, laterresulting in a conviction for John T. Scopes, for teaching CharlesDarwins evolutionary theory at a Dayton, Tennessee highschool, which violated Tennessee law. Scopes was fined $100 for thecharge.
  34. 34. Harry Houdiniwas the great escape artist of the 1920s
  35. 35. The Lost Generation was the name Gertrude Stein gave to American expatriot writers, poets, andartists living in Europe during the 1920s. Famous members of the Lost Generation include ColePorter, Gerald Murphy, Patrick Henry Bruce, Waldo Pierce, Ernest Hemingway, F. ScottFitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson.
  36. 36. 1927 Sacco and Venzetti Executed
  37. 37. May 10, 1924J. Edgar Hoover is appointed to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  38. 38. February 14, 1924The IBM corporation is founded
  39. 39. FACTS about this decade•106,521,537 people in the United States•2,132,000 unemployed• Unemployment 5.2%
  40. 40. 1920 – 1933Prohibition
  41. 41. 1928 Penicillin Discovered
  42. 42. January 25, 1924The first Winter Olympic Games are held in the French Alps in Chamonix, France
  43. 43. March 2, 1923Time Magazine is published for the first time, featuring on its cover Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the UnitedStates House of Representatives
  44. 44. 1921Margaret Sanger forms theAmerican Birth Control League, today’s modern Planned Parenthood
  45. 45. In the 1920s, a new woman was born.She smoked, drank, danced, and voted.She cut her hair, wore make-up, and wentto petting parties. She was giddy and tookrisks. She was a flapper.
  46. 46. 1929First Academy Awards
  47. 47. 1927Actress Mae West : Obscene
  48. 48. May 30, 1922The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
  49. 49. September 8, 1921First Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City
  50. 50. 1924 Nellie Ross of Wyoming and Miriam Ferguson of Texasare elected governors of their states
  51. 51. February 5, 1922 Readers Digest is first published
  52. 52. Ford stops production of the “Model T” in 1927 Thanks to Henry Ford and mass production, one could buy a Ford for only $290.00
  53. 53. The Fascists (Mussolini) took power in 1922
  54. 54. August 18, 1920The 19th Amendment gives Women the right to Vote

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