1900-1920

Timeline created by hallie.witte
  • 16th Amendment

    Written in response to the Supreme Court case of Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. It gave Congress the right to tax income without distributing it among the states.
  • 17th Amendment

    The amendment gives people the power to elect two senators from each state. The senators then serve a six year term.
  • The Virgin Islands Territory

    The territory of the Virgin Islands was bought by the United States and the treaty of the Danish West Indies was signed
  • Declaration of World War 1

    President Woodrow Wilson declares war on Germany and officially enters the war. There were several events leading up to this such as the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmerman telegram.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The treaty was the most important piece in ending WWI. It forced Germany to pay reparations for the damage the caused in the war. They were also forced to give up territory and disarm. It was signed in Versailles, France.
  • 18th Amendment

    This amendment prohibited the use of "intoxicating liquors."
  • Wall Street Bombing

    The bombing of Wall Street killed 30 people immediately and eight more later after wounds. It is believed the bombing was done by Galleanists, who were Italian anarchist looking for revenge after post-war unrest.
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    President Theodore Roosevelt

    The 26th President who won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was known for settling the Coal Strike of 1902. He was a naturalist who taught the efficient use of natural resources and expanded national parks and forests.
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    President William Howard Taft

    The 27th President of the United States who also as a supreme court justice. He was the only President to serve both offices.
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    President Woodrow Wilson

    The 28th President who was a member of the democrat party. He led America through World War 1 and created the Treaty of Versailles. Historians have deemed him one of the greatest Presidents to ever live.