1900-1920

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In History
  • Walt Disney born

    Walt disney later creates beloved characters through his fantastic storytelling.
  • Newlands Reclamation Act

    Funded irrigation projects
  • Wright brothers make first powered flight

    The first airplane is successfully flown by the Wright brothers in North Carolina.
  • Acquired the Panama Canal Zone

    In 1904 Panama granted the United States the sole right to operate and control the canal thus increasing world trade.
  • Theodore Roosevelt begins term

    in 1905 Theodore Roosevelt begins his first full term as the 26th president of the United States of America.
  • San Francisco Earthquake

    in 1906 San Francisco was hit with a devastating earthquake that lasted 1 minute and killed 3,000 people.
  • Busiest day of immigration

    April 17th marks the busiest day of immigration in the history of Ellis island.
  • Imports of slaves prohibited

    An act prohibiting the importation of slaves come into effect.
  • Taft sworn in

    William Howard Taft is sworn in as the 27th president of the United States.
  • The Mann-Elkins act

    A progressive era reform that placed a price ceiling on interstate commerce and transportation companies to ensure fair market value of prices.
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

    The deadliest industrial disaster in the history of Manhattan. Caused the death of 146 garment workers.
  • New mexico and Arizona become states.

    New Mexico and Arizona become states.
  • Titanic sinks

    Titanic sinks in the atlantic ocean after being deemed unsinkable
  • 16th amendment

    establishes an income tax
  • Wilson becomes president

    Woodrow wilson becomes president of the united states
  • Federal Trade Commision created

    The federal trade commission is created and outlaws unfair operation of commerce.
  • The Lusitania is sunk

    The lusitania is sunk during the first world war by a german U-boat. 1,197 people died.
  • first woman elected to congress

    Jeannette Rankin becomes the first ever woman elected to congress.
  • United States enters WW1

    the United States joins the Allies of: Britain, France, and Russia under the command of Major General John J. Pershing.
  • Espionage and Sedition Acts

    Intended to prohibit interference with military operations or recruitment but some believe it violates first amendment rights.
  • The NHL is formed

    The National Hockey League is formed in Montreal, Canada.
  • WW1 ends

    The Armistice agreement ends the Great War.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The treaty is agreed to by the victorious powers. It surrendered all German colonies.
  • 19th Ammendment

    The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.
  • NFL is formed

    The National Football League is formed