THE ROARING 2Os
The German Allies ended WWI. Germany and the Allies signed an armistice to end the fighting in World War I.
(Nov. 11, 1918)
Congress passes the Fordney-McCumber Tariff. The tariff boosts the domestic economy of the Roaring '20s.
The Palmer Raids launch a time of intense government persecution of radical political officials. It occured in response to the postwar Red Scare sweeping the nation.
Congress ratifies the 18th Amendment. This prohibits the sale of alcohol anywhere in the United States.
(Sep 21, 1922)
(Jan 2, 1920)
(Jan 29, 1919)
President Warring G. Harding dies. Vice president Calvin Coolidge steps in as president.
The Ford company makes a large profit. They exceed 1 billion dollars.
(Jan 9, 1924)
(Aug 2, 1923)
The stock market crashes. Such a great loss sets off the events for the Great Depression.
This was Lindbergh's first solo flight. He landed his Spirit of Saint Louis in Paris 33 hours after departing from New York.
The Great Gatsby was created. F. Scott Fitzgerald published it.
(May 21, 1927)
Struggling under his increasing debts, sells his 6000-volume library to Congress for $24k
(July 5, 1826)
Dies at his home Monticello 50 years after the Declaration was approved
Germany, burdened by reparations payments imposed by Treaty of Versailles, suffers hyperinflation. One American dollar is now worth 7,000 German marks.