The World War Cycle

The World War I / Prohibition Era (1910-1929)




The 13 Original
American Colonies


Cohorts: G.I. Generation - Hero, Civic Type (1901-1924)
John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard NixonBlog Reference, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., J. D. Salinger, Allen Dumont, John Eckert, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kurt Vonnegut, Walt Disney , Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, Ann Landers, Bob Hope, Joe DiMaggio, William Westmoreland, Clark Gable, Linus Pauling, Gary Cooper, Louis Armstrong, Ed Sullivan, Margaret Mead, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Lindbergh, John Steinbeck, Guy Lombardo, Richard Rogers, Ogden Nash, Edgar Bergen, Lawrence Welk, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Bing Crosby, Lou Gehrig, Cary Grant, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Dr. Seuss, Johnny Weissmuller, Count Basie, Alger Hiss, Henry Fonda, Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes, Lou Costello, James Michener, Josephine Baker, Laurence Olivier, Edward R. Murrow, Thurgood Marshall, Nelson Rockefeller, Milton Berle, John Kenneth Galbraith, Barry Goldwater, Benny Goodman, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Jean Harlow, Tennessee Williams, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lucille Ball, Roy Rogers, Woody Guthrie, Julia Child, Loretta Young, Rosa Parks, Jimmy Hoffa, Richard "Red" Skelton, Jesse Owens, Burt Lancaster, Archie Moore, Alec Guinness, Joe Louis, Ted Williams, Satchel Paige, Orson Welles, Ingrid Bergman, Arthur Miller, Jonas Salk, B. F. Skinner, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Gregory Peck, Walter Cronkite, Lena Horne, Henry Ford II, Dizzy Gillespie, Pearl Bailey, Betty Ford, Ella Fitzgerald, Ann Landers & Abigail Van Buren, Leonard Bernstein, Spiro Agnew, J.D. Salinger, Jackie Robinson, Nat "King" Cole, Pete Seeger, Isaac Asimov, Stan Musial, Nancy Reagan, John Glenn, Jack Kerouac, Judy Garland, George McGovern, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Norman Mailer, Chuck Yeager, Henry Kissinger, Bob Dole, Alan Shepard, Jr., Marlon Brando, Truman Capote, [Author's Father Ivan O. Murray (born in Montana, 1918)]

Timeline events: Inner-Driven Era

(1910) The Mann Act prohibits transport of women across state lines for immoral purposes, Congress requires U. S. Representatives to report campaign expenses, Anna Pavlova makes her first Ballet appearance in New York City, Boy Scouts of America and the Campfire Girls are established.
(1911) U. S., Russia, Britain and Japan pass a treaty banning seal hunting in the North Pacific, Illinois passes first law assisting Mothers with dependent children, the Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil and The American Tobacco Co., Henry Bacon designs the Lincoln Memorial, the will of Joseph Pulitzer establishes a prize, fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. exposes dismal working conditions, Fredrick Taylor publishes "Principles of Scientific Management", Harry Reid suggests that earthquakes are caused by movement of earth's crust, Irving Berlin writes "Alexander's Ragtime Band", Bobby Jones wins his first golf title at age 9.
(1912) New Mexico becomes the 47th and Arizona becomes the 48th State, Republicans divide and their convention renominates Taft while Teddy Roosevelt is nominated to run for the Progressive (Bull Moose)Party founded by Robert La Follette, Marines land in Cuba and Nicaragua to protect U. S. interests, Woodrow Wilson elected President, Congress passes 8 hr. day law for Federal employees.
(1913) 16th Amendment allows income based taxes, 17th Amendment provides for direct election of Senators, Federal Reserve Act is passed forming the federal reserve banking system.
(1914) U. S. - Mexican relations are strained when Mexican authorities detain American troops at Tampico but several Latin American states arbitrate until the crisis settles, U. S. proclaims neutrality in widening war in Europe, Federal Trade Commision established, W. C. Handy writes the "St. Louis Blues"
(1915) U. S. combines existing maritime services into the Coast Gaurd, U. S. troops sent to Haiti to protect U. S. property and lives,
(1916) Mexican Revolutionary "Pancho" Villa conducts raids into U. S. until troops under General John Pershing are dispatched to chase him back across the border, President Wilson sends ultimatum to Germany regarding submarine attacks on U. S. ships, Woodrow Wilson reelected
(1917) U. S. obtains Danish West Indies (Virgin Islands) from Denmark, Puerto Rico becomes U. S. territory, President Wilson severs diplomatic relations with Germany and then signs declaration of war as World War I begins for the U. S., Congress passes the Selective Service Act, first movie stars Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford,
(1918) U. S. mobilizes for war, U S. troops under General Pershing attack German lines and help Allies stop German advance, Germany finally accepts Wilson's "Fourteen Points" and an armistice is signed.
(1919) Wilson seeks ratification of the Versailles Treaty and membership in the League of Nations from Congress but they refuse and the U. S. does not sign but the rest of the world does and World War I ends with the League of Nations established in Geneva, Prohibition ratified with 18th Amendment and "Bootlegging" becomes a prime activity
(1920) Red scare launched , 19th Amendment gives women the vote, Warren G. Harding elected President, US Senate again rejects the League of Nations, Wilson receives the Nobel Peace Prize, GM's Alfred Sloan introduces planned obsolescence, election results broadcast on "new-fangled" radio
(1921) U. S. officially declares World War I ended as post war recession and high unemployment loom, Ku Klux Klan promotes "White Supremacy" in the south and racial tensions mount, George Washington Carver invents peanut butter
(1922) Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall improperly leases federal oil reserves and precipitates the "Teapot Dome" scandal.
(1923) President Harding dies suddenly and Vice President Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as President, President Coolidge's first annual address to Congress is the first official Presidential broadcast.
(1924) Johnson-Reed Act restricts immigration , Thomas Watson founds IBM, first U. S. marines land at Shanghai, China to help in their civil war Calvin Coolidge relected President, J. Edgar Hoover appointed director of the FBI (originally just the Bureau of Investigation).
(1925) Nellie Ross of Wyoming becomes the first woman Governor, Col. William "Billy" Mitchell is Court Martialed for insubordination, Jimmy Walker is elected Mayor of New York, the Scopes trial , F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes "The Great Gatsby"
(1926) Congress passes the Revenue Act and the Air Commerce Act, the Progressive Party wins a few seats in Congress,
(1927) U. S. Marines land in Nicaragua to protect U. S. citizens during their Civil War, the Grand Ol' Opry on radio, Lindberg flies the Atlantic, anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti executed
(1928) Herbert Hoover elected President
(1929) U. S. warships arrive in Shanghai, President Hoover meets with business leaders to attempt stabilization of the economy but (in spite of a large cut in the income tax) the stock market crashes and [The Great Depression starts], Gov. Huey Long of Louisiana is impeached but not convicted.

Foreign Contemporaries: Gamel Abdel Nasser, Salvador Dali, Vladimir Horowitz, Deng Xiaoping, Jean-Paul Sartre, Aristotle Onassis, Samuel Beckett, Ian Fleming, Jacques Tati, Alistair Cooke, Victor Borge, Akira Kirosawa, Jacques Cousteau, Mother Teresa, Wernher Von Braun, Sonja Henie, Oleg Cassini, Menachem Begin, Ingrid Bergman, Yehudi Menuhin, Indira Gandhi, Ingmar Bergman, Nelson Mandela, Anwar Sadat, Eva Peron, Sun Myung Moon, Federico Fellini, Toshiro Mifune, Ravi Shankar, Pope John Paul II, Mario Lanza, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Franco Zeffirelli, Richard Attenborough, Melina Mercouri, Maria Callas, Marcello Mastroianni

Foreign Timeline Events: George V becomes King of Great Britain and Ireland (1910), Revolution in Portugal (1910), Marie Curie publishes "Traite de Radioactive" (1910), Vasily Kandinsky founds the Abstract Expressionist movement (1910), Igor Stravinsky finishes "The Firebird" (1910), Mexican Revolution (1911), Lord Rutherford publishes his nuclear theory of atoms (1911), Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole (1911), Titanic Sinks (1912),

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