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Unformatted text preview: 1919 18 th Amendment introduction of Prohibition Volstead Act 1921 Emergency Tariff Act 1921 Washington Naval conference 1922 Fordney-McCumber Act 1924 Dawes Plan 1926 End of Florida Land Boom 1928 Kellogg-Briand pact 1929 Young Plan 1930 Hawley-Smoot tariff 1931 Moratorium on foreign debts 1932 Johnson Act Federal Home Loan Bank Act Reconstruction Finance Corporation Emergency Relief and Construction Act 1933 March Emergency Banking Relief Act Beer Act abolition of prohibition Farm Credit Act Civilian Conservation corps May Glass-Steagall Act Truth in Securities Act Agricultural Adjustment Act Tennessee Valley Authority Federal Emergency Relief Act June National Industrial Recovery Act National Recovery Administration Public Works Administration Home Owners Refinancing Corporation July London Economic Conference November Civil Works Administration 1934 January Gold Reserve Act June Silver Purchase Act Indian Reorganisation Act Federal Housing Administration 1935 April Emergency relief Apocopation Act May Resettlement Administration Rural Electrification Act May 25 Black Monday June Revenue Wealth Act July National Labour Relations Act August Public Utility Holding Company Act Social Security Act Banking Act 1936 Battle with Supreme Court Judiciary Reform Bill Neutrality Acts 1937 Roosevelt Recession Chinese-Japanese War Ludlow Amndment July Bank head-Jones Farm Tenancy Act 1938 February Second Agriculture Adjustment Act June Fair Labour Standards Act September Wagner-Steagall National Housing Act 1939 Executive Office of the President Created Naval Expansion Act: 10 year period to increase the navys potential to the equivalent combined strength of Italy, Japan and Germany. $525 million to improve airforce given by Congress. 1940 Growth of America First Committee led by Lindeburg. 1941 March Lend-Lease Act Atlantic Charter December American enters the war after Pearl Harbour. Suspension of neutralist laws apart form American travel on belligerent ships and money cause. PROHIBITION Legislation January 1919 18 th Amendment National Prohibition or Volstead Act of 1919 Nationwide in 1920 Banned the sale transportation and manufacture of intoxicating liquor Any drink with an alcohol content greater than 0.5% Liquor industry was the 7 th largest in America Support for Prohibition American Society for the Promotion of Temperance 1826 Boston Washington Temperance Society 1834 Womens Christian Temperance Union Womens Groups viewed alcohol as a means by which women were dominated by men and cited domestic violence and political exclusion as reasons Big Business viewed drink as dangerous and inefficient in factories. Industrialists such as Rockefeller financially supported the Anti Saloon League Religious Groups in particular along the Bible belt who represented rural and small-town America associated drinking with European Immigrant Catholics. Alcohol was considered to be the devils work which encouraged vice and sin. In particular middle class, white Protestants felt that work which encouraged vice and sin....
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