Probably one of the most dramatic decades in United States history, the 1920s had it all.  

Women's rights, political scandals, crimes of the century, and economic upheaval. This was a time where the old and the new clashed, and that clash caused some of the most sensational events in our history

Links Checked and Updated March 22, 2005

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

The New York Stock Exchange Timeline

Black Thursday, 24 October, 1929

The Herbert Hoover Library

The Main Causes of the Depression

Social Overview - The Great Depression

Myths of the Great Depression

We Made Do

Reminiscences of the Great Depression

Railroad Monthly Compensations, by Occupation, 1924-1931

Suffrage Movement

Biographies of Campaigners for Women's Rights

National Woman Suffrage Association

American Woman Suffrage Association

National American Woman Suffrage Association

National Association of Colored Women

Congressional Union for Women Suffrage

National Consumers League

Women's Trade Union League

League of Women Voters

Living the Legacy - The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998

Timeline of Legal History of Women in the United States

Suffragists Oral History Project
Interviews with 12 suffragists including Alice Paul, Jeannette Rankin.

The Long Road to Suffrage

From Seneca Falls to the 1920s: an overview of the woman suffrage movement

Famous Trials of the 1920s

The Scopes Trial

Tennessee vs. John Scopes - The "Monkey Trial", 1925

The Scopes "Monkey Trial"

William Jennings Bryan

Clarence Seward Darrow

The Sacco-Vansetti Trial

The Sacco-Vansetti Case

Crime Library's The Legacy of Sacco & Vansetti

The Leopold and Loeb Trial

The Leopold and Loeb Trial

From the Crime Library

Clarence Darrow's Statement

The Black Sox Trial

The Black Sox Trial - An account of The 1919 Chicago White Sox team scandal

Other Highlights of the 1920s

Report on Rosewood

The Boston Police Strike

The West VA Mine Wars

Murderer's Row

ESPN Sports History Pages

Leaded Gas Scare of the 1920s

Aftermath, when the boys came home

The Trenton Police Museum

San Francisco Police, the 1920s

The Margaret Sanger Papers

Immigration in the 1920s

History by the side of the road

Politics of Sex, 1923

The Ku Klux Klan

Bell Labs Innovations and Pioneers

The Jr. League of Brooklyn

Agricultural changes in the 1920s

Henry Ford Museum

The History of General Motors Research

1920's Automobiles

American Culture in the 1920s

At The Tomb of Tutankhamen

Elkus Indian Papers

The Wolf Lewkowicz Collection

For Fun!

Felix The Cat

Dinky Dog Cartoon

The Vintage Vacuum Museum

Visit the Time Capsule - here they have all sorts of information online for each day in history.  Search for 1920s events!

The US Timeline GIF - This GIF shows the nation as it changes over time.

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