1900-1920

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In History
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    Wilbur and Orville Wright observed birds in flight and noticed how the y glide through the air. They believed they could use a similar technique called warping to create the wings necessary substain flight. On this day, the brothers successfully flew a glider which later lead to the invention of the (modern day) airplane.
  • beginning of the NAACP

    beginning of the NAACP
    The NAACP—National Association for the Advancement of Colored People—is founded. It is a civil rights organization that serves as a bi-racial enterprise to advance justice for African Americans.
  • the Titanic sinks

    the Titanic sinks
    The Titanic, a large cruise ship that was built to endure the roughest waters, struck an iceberg in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Over 3,000 people died when the ship sunk, and when the public got wind of the incident, they caused an outrage.
  • Germans sink the Lusitania

    Germans sink the Lusitania
    The sinking of the ocean liner "Lusitania" occurred during the First World War as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany. This ship was not only carrying UK citizens, but also American citizens. Germany's action of submarine warfare is a huge factor that pushed the US to join the war.
  • US enter WWI

    US enter WWI
    the United States joins the Allies—Britain, France, and Russia—to fight in WWI. Under John J Pershing 2 million US soldiers fought on the battle fields of France Over the assassination of Franz Ferdinand Archduke of Austria. Many Americans opposed the war, did not see America's place in it, and would rather choose to be neutral.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    Many Americans began to turn against alcohol and saw it as an evil part of every day life. The 18th amendment (prohibition) Prohibition prohibited the manuafacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. The "ban" on alcohol became a memorable factor of the 1920s
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    The 19th amendment paved the road to women's suffrage. It Promoted equal voting rights for women, and stated that no state shall deny the right to vote on account of sex.
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    Theodore Roosevelt presidency

    "Teddy" Roosevelt served two consecutive terms as the 26th president of the United States best known for his sympathy towards both businesses and laborers and for avoiding any kind of labor strife.
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    Woodrow Wilson presidency

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson served as the 28th president of the united states. He served two consecutive years, and pushed for a legislative agenda previously issued and he advocated for womens suffrage. He also implemented a policy of racial segregation of federal employees, and based his 2nd term on keeping the US out of war.
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    World War I

    Began on July 28, 2014 with the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. It ended on June 29, 1919 with the treaty of Versailles.