By hanr.c
  • Wizard of Oz

    Frank Baum publishes the Wizard of Oz
  • McKinely's Assassination

  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Roosevelt becomes the 26th president of the US
  • Wright Brother's first flight

    The successful flight of one of Wilburs and Orville's gliders
  • The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair publishes The Jungle
    made the public concerned about the quality of meat being packaged along with the horrible conditions of the workers
  • San Fransico Earthquake

    The city was demolished leaving 3000 people dead
  • Roosevelt Panic

    NYC stock exchange dropped %50 causing many US banks to go bankrupt. The Knickerbocker trust collapsed and people began to panic and pull their money from the banks.
  • NAACP Founded

    Civil rights organization that pushed for equality and voter mobilization
  • Howard Taft

    Taft becomes the 27th president of the US
  • Triangle Waistshirt Company Fire

    Industrial disaster in NYC. 146 workers died due to the doors being locked to reduce breaks causing many workers to jump from the building
  • Standard Oil monopoly is dissolved

    Supreme court put a stop to Rockefeller owing 88% of the oil market
  • Sinking of the Titanic

    Over 3,000 people died when the "unsinkable" Titanic hit an iceberg and sank
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Wilson is elected the 28th president of the US
  • Panama Canal Finished

    Cut the time to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific in half. Brought economic growth to the US west coast and nations along the Pacific
  • World War I begins

    Triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Plunged Europe into the largest war in history
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Enemy U-boats torpedoed the Lusitania killing almost 2,000.
  • United States enters WWI

    US joins the Allies
  • World War 1 Ends

    Germany surrendered and the treaty of Versailles is signed
  • 19th Amendment

    Women's suffrage
    equal voting rights to women
  • 18th Amendment

    the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol are illegal