WHAT'S INSIDE: 1920S-1930S

The 1920s and 30s saw the rise of gangsters and the collapse of the economy, which brought the Great Depression. Here you can learn about some of the important figures and major events that happened during this time in American history.
  • Important Figures
  • Scandals & Trials
  • New Deal
FEATURED: 1920S-1930S

Smith, Alfred E. (Emanuel) (18731944), a United States political leader. As the first four-term governor of New York (191920, 192328), Al Smith gained a reputation as an efficient administrator, a progressive reformer, and a colorful politician.

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The Fair of the Iron Horse was a huge railroad exhibit that was held in 1927 just outside of Baltimore. It was meant to celebrate the success of the B&O railroad. Learn about the Fair of the Iron Horse.

AMERICAN HISTORY: 1920S-1930S
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