Justice Holmes' claim that Congress could restrict speech if the words "are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create and clear and present danger" when Schenck was convicted for mailing pamphlets urging potential army inductees to resist conscription.
Schenk v. United states
A case of two italian immigrants possibly wrongly accused for doing a crime.
trial of sacco and vanzetti
the ACLU take part in most of the landmark cases that helped to bring about a "rights revolution." Its efforts helped to give meaning to traditional civil liberties like freedom of speech and invented new ones, like the right to privacy.
American Civil Liberties union established
Supreme court struck down Nebraska law prohibiting teaching in a foreign language. This helped combat practice of forced Americanization and expanded freedom to immigrant groups.
Meyer v. Nebraska
congress grants all indians born in the U.S. citizenship
United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States
It portrayed Jesus Christ as not only a religious prophet but also a super salesman. Bruce advertised the message that Jesus had been concerned with living a full and rewarding life and that men and women of the twentieth century should do the same.
The Man Nobody Knows
The Indian Citizenship Act was passed by Congress. The privileges of citizenship, however, were largely governed by state law, and the right to vote was often denied to Native Americans in the early 20th century.
Teacher was tried for teaching evolution. "I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means."
He was the first person to fly across the Atlantic nonstop, why? for 25,000 dollars of course.
Lindbergh flies nonstop over Atlantic
A farm-relief bill that aimed to keep agricultural prices high by authorizing the government to buy up surpluses and sell them abroad. Congress twice passed the bill, but President Calvin Coolidge vetoed it
President Coolidge vetoes McNary-Haugen farm bill
Claude McKay's Home to Harlem
"Jake was disappointed. He had enlisted to fight. For what else had he been sticking a bayonet into the guts of a stuffed man and aiming bullets straight into a bull's-eye? Toting planks and getting into rows with his white comrades at the Bal Musette were not adventure" Talks about the alienation of blacks during harlem
study published by sociologists Robert and Helen Lynd. Found leisure and consumption had replaced politics in public concern
Sheppard-Towner act repealed
This treaty raised tariffs on many imported goods. Many American trading partners retaliated in response to this tariff. The Hawley-Smoot Tariff might have even worsened the Great Depression.
a protest by several WWI veterans who, in response to the quickly worsening economy, wanted their bonuses early that had been promised to them. Hoover greeted them with a small army that used force to stop the protests. This army was led by Douglas MacArthur
Bonus march on washington
Reconstruction finance corporation organized
A government lending agency established under the Hoover administration in order to assist insurance companies, banks, agricultural organizations, railroads, and local governments. It was a precursor to later agencies that grew out of the New Deal and symbolized a recognition by the Republicans that some federal action was required to address the Great Depression.