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Boom Times
(1920 - 1928)

192019th Amendment     GO !
1920The Harlem Renaissance
1920Esch Cummins Act
1920Volstead Act
1920U.S. Dept. of Justice "red hunt" nets thousands of radicals; aliens deported
1920Sacco and Vanzetti arrested
1921Major treaties signed at Washington Disarmament Conference limit naval tonnage and pledge to respect territorial integrity of China
1921Immigration Quota Law
1921Disarmament Conference
192125 August - The United States, which never ratified the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, finally signs a peace treaty with Germany and Austria
1922Fordney-McCumber tariff
1922Fordney-McCumber Tariff
1923Harding dies; Calvin Coolidge becomes president    GO !
1924Teapot Dome scandal
1924Coolidge reelected
1924Immigration Act Basic Law
1924All Indians declared citizens of U.S.
1925Gitlow v. New York (for present purposes, we may assume that freedom of speech and of press...are among the fundamental personal rights and liberties protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment from impairment by the State)
1925Scopes trial in Dayton, Tenn.
1926U.S. marines dispatched to Nicaragua during revolt; they remain until 1933
1927National Origins Act
1927McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill
1927Sacco and Vanzetti executed
1928Olmstead v United States (the right to privacy and the need for a search warrant do not apply to telephone conversations)
1928Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, signed in Paris by 65 nations    GO !
1928Herbert Hoover elected president    GO !
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19th Amendment
(18 August 1920)
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(27 August 1928)


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Notables
Music     George Gershwin
John Phillip Sousa
Aaron Copland
Virgil Garnett Thomson
Charles Ives
Art     Frederick Maxfield Parrish
Newell Convers Wyeth
Jessie Willcox Smith
Frank E. Schoonover
Georgia O'Keeffe
Edward Hopper
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Norman Rockwell
William Glackens
Thomas Moran
Grant Wood
Howard Chandler Christy
George Luks
Everett Shinn
Man Ray
John Singer Sargent
Mark Rothko
Ansel Adams
Frank Lloyd Wright
Alfred Stieglitz
Charles Sheeler
Alfred H. Maurer
Marsden Hartley
Stuart Davis
Isabel Bishop
John Marin
Charles Demuth
Arthur Dove
Milton Avery
Thomas Hart Benton
George Bellows
Arthur Davies
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Theresa Ferber Bernstein
Literature     Sara Teasdale
Wallace Stevens
Edwin A Robinson
Marianne Moore
Archibald MacLeish
Robert Frost
T S Eliot
ee cummings
Edgar Lee Masters
James Fenimore Cooper
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Amy Lowell
Carl Sandburg
Dorothy Parker
William Carlos Williams
Hilda Doolittle
Langston Hughes
Ezra Loomis Pound
Ernest Hemingway
F Scott Fitzgerald
Sherwood Anderson
Upton Sinclair
Hart Crane
Theodore Dreiser
John Langston Hughes
Charles Beard
Henry Louis Mencken
William Dean Howells
History     Warren Gamaliel Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Clark Hoover
Thomas Alva Edison
John Davison Rockefeller
W.E.B. DuBois
Elihu Root
John Edgar Hoover
Andrew William Mellon
Henry Lewis Stimson
John Parker
Religion     Charles Gradison Finney
Benedict XV, Pope
Pius XI, Pope
Pius XI, Pope


Maps
Territorial Growth 1920
The Organization of Territories in the United States since 1803