Republican Warren G. Harding, with Calvin Coolidge as his running mate, was elected president over the Democratic nominee, James M. Cox.
The Emergency Quota Act ended most immigration from outside the Americas and created an ethnic quota system for admitting immigrants to the United States.
Poet T.S. Eliot published The Waste Land, a sprawling, difficult, and influential 434-line Modernist poem.
The Fordney-McCumber Tariff instituted the highest ever rates on many imported products to protect domestic industrial production.
Upon the sudden death of President Warren G. Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge ascended to the presidency.
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel of the Roaring Twenties and “Jazz Age,” was published.
Republican incumbent Calvin Coolidge, who became upon the death of Warren G. Harding, was easily elected over Progressive and Democratic candidates.
In the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, Tennessee high school biology teacher John Scopes was accused of violating the state’s Butler Act, which outlawed the teaching of evolution.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight ever, flying thirty-four hours from New York to Paris.
Republican Herbert Hoover was elected president over Democratic nominee Al Smith.