Sound film was introduced in the late 1920s which led to the cultural establishment of Hollywood which is still a prominent role in the United States culture. It also was one of the only bright spots of the United States economy during the Great Depression.
This stock market crash is the worst crash in US History. This crash started on October 24th, 1929. It led to the 12 year great depression, there were many factors leading to it but going from a time of great wealth and success following WWI then to the worst economic condition the US has ever seen.
Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to regain allied control of France on June 6th, 1944. This day, later dubbed D-Day, is senn as a pivotal moment in the allies victory.
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941 which later led to the United States joining World War II and later ending it by dropping 2 nuclear bombs on Japan.
Jazz is belived to have originated in New Orleans and during a time of segregation and economic hardships it brought people together. The genre is seen as being one of the most prominent in the revolution of music and a new break from classical music.
The United States economy following World War II was the best it had been in the past 25 years, unemployment rate was at the lowest percentage it would be for the next 50 years. Had we not entered the war the great depression would probably have lasted much longer.
Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with being one of the biggest impacts in the womens rights movement. She held office for almost 12 years and held first chair in the department of human rights for a solid amount of time.
Henry Ford introduced the Model T on October 1st, 1908 which was a revolutionary moment for American industry, it resulted in the creation of the assembly line which is still prominent figure in today's economy. Ford also introduced the 5 day work week.
On August 6th, 1945 the United States debuted the nuclear weapon by bombing Hiroshima in hopes it would make Japan surrender. Japan decided to continue fighting in the war with the United States resulting in a second nuclear bomb being dropped on Nagasaki. The end death toll is believed to be somewhere near 180,000. I believe that this was a very smart move from the United States because if we had not done that it would have resulted in the war continuing, equally as many deaths for Japan and hundreds of thousands for the United States.
Prohibition was put in place in the United States in 1920 which made it illegal to possess alcoholic beverages in the US. In 1929 they added the Increased Penalties Act which stated that anyone caught illegally manufacturing, selling, importing or exporting alcoholic beverages will be fined up to 10,000 dollars and imprisoned for up to 5 years. It was repealed because it resulted in corruption and larger amounts of organized crime. I believe this had both a positive and negative impact on the United States, it saved the lives of many because 88,000 deaths are linked to alcohol use a year, but it was part of what led to the Great Depression and accounts for a good amount of Americas economy.