Western nations enter a period of economic prosperity and modern technology brings significant cultural changes. The United-States emerges as a major economic and military power.
The Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma is one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United-States. It is sometimes known as Black Wall Street.
Teenage African-American Dick Rowland is accused of assaulting a younger white girl. Rowland is arrested and a mob of angry white locals call for his lynching in front of the courthouse.
Rumours spread that Rowland has been lynched. Armed black locals from the Greenwood District protest at the courthouse. Shots are soon fired, resulting in the death of two black and ten white people.
White residents retaliate and attack the Greenwood District, which includes firebombing from airplanes. The district is destroyed, which results in at least 36 black deaths and 800 injuries.
The Tulsa Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot, is considered the single worst incident of racial violence in American history. Many deaths may have been left unrecorded and the numbers could be up to 300.
The Klu Klux Klan reaches the height of its popularity. It includes up to five million men and accounts for about 15% of the adult population of the United States.
When a black man is accused of assaulting a white woman in Florida, white residents destroy the nearby black town of Rosewood. Over 27 people are likely killed in the attack.
United States v Bhagat Singh Thind
An Indian Sikh attempts to become a U.S. Citizen as a free white person based on the fact that Indians and Europeans share a common descent. He loses the case in the U.S. Supreme Court.
New York Renaissance
An all-black professional basketball team is established in Harlem. The skilled team soon attempts to beat an all-white professional team known as the Original Celtics.
Many East Indians have their American citizenship revoked or rejected due to the outcome of the United States v Bhagat Singh Thind case. Bhagat Singh Thind became a U.S. citizen in 1935 based on his status as a WWI veteran.
President Coolidge becomes the first U.S. President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House. He also wins re-election in the 1924 U.S. Presidential Election.
The Immigration Act
President Coolidge signs the Immigration Act of 1924. It prohibits immigration from Asia and sets the total immigration quota to 164,000 for countries from the Eastern Hemisphere.
Indian Citizenship Act
President Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, which grants citizenship to all Native Americans born within the United States. It was in recognition of the many natives that served in the Great War.
Revenue Act of 1924
Coolidge supports a smaller government and reduces federal spending. Congress passes a revenue act which reduces income tax rates and eliminates income tax for about two million residents.