1900-1920 By KahleaBeeHoov Nov 6, 1900 William McKinley wins his second term as president President William McKinley wins the presidential term once again with Theodore Roosevelt as his vice president against William J. Bryan in 1900. Jan 28, 1901 The American League of Major League Baseball becomes a Major League After just one season of minor league baseball, The American League of Major League Baseball declares that they are a Major League in 1901. This year signified the year of major league competition. Sep 6, 1901 President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz President McKinley, shot while innocently shaking hands with fair vistors at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, died a week later from his gunshot wound. Jan 28, 1902 The Carnegie Institution of Science is formed After a ten million dollar donation from Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Institution of Science was formed in Washington, D.C. Apr 2, 1902 The first movie theatre in the U.S. opens The Electric Theatre in Los Angeles, California becomes the first theatre in America to open in 1902. May 20, 1902 The island of Cuba gains indepence from the United States Cuba gained their indepence from the United States of America in 1902. Aug 1, 1903 The first automobile trip across America Starting on May 23 in San Fransico and ending on August 1 in New York, the very first cross country automobile trip across America occured in 1903. Dec 17, 1903 Wilbur and Orville Wright succeed the first sustained plane flight In Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, the Wright inventor brothers sustained the first plane flight which flew for 12 seconds then 59 seconds 852 feet into the air. Nov 24, 1904 The first field tractor is invented Invented by Benjamin Holt, the very first field tractor in America was used to spread the weight in heavy agricultural machinery. Mar 4, 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated for his second term Rossevelt becomes the 27th president in 1905. Jun 1, 1905 The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition is opened The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon opened in 1905. Apr 18, 1906 The earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 hits San Francisco The aftershocks of this tragic earthquake killed 478 residents and started a fire in the area because of the earthquake in 1906. There was a report later of nearly 3,000 dead. Jun 30, 1906 The Pure Food and Drug Act and The Meat Inspection Act are passed These two food and meat acts were passed in 1906 to help with the cleanliness of meats and processed foods. Mar 13, 1907 The Financial Panic and Depression of 1907 This short-lived financial crisis in 1907 effected the business community. It was also known as The Bank Panic of 1907. Nov 16, 1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th of the U.S. The new state of Oklahoma finally formed because of the Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory becoming one thus creating the 46th state of America. Jan 1, 1908 The tradition of dropping a ball in Times Square starts This ironic New Year's Eve tradition was inaugurated in 1908. This was the first time for the ball to drop from a flagpole. Sep 27, 1908 The Model T Ford is bulit This was the production of the Model T Ford bulit by the Ford assembly line. It was also one of the first mass production of vehicles in 1908. Nov 3, 1908 William Howard Taft is elected president Republican Taft won 321 Electoral Votes over Democrat William Jennings Bryan in 1908. Jan 28, 1909 U.S. soldiers in Cuba finally leave after being there since 1898 After being in Cuba since the Spanish-American War (1898), the American troops were finally able to leave Cuba in 1909. Apr 15, 1910 Census of 1910 This census resulted in the population number of 92,228,496 living in America in 1910. May 16, 1910 The Bureau of Mines authorized by Congress Because of an act, the Bureau of Mines within the Department of the Interior was sucessfully authorized in 1910. May 15, 1911 The Sherman Antitrust Act disolves Standard Oil In 1911, Rockefeller's Standard Oil company was declared an unfair monopoly and thus causing The Sherman Antitrust Act to break it up. Nov 5, 1912 Democrat Woodrow Wilson wins the presidential term After 20 years of Repulblicans in the White House, Democrat Wilson takes the presidential position in 1912. Feb 1, 1913 Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City The world's lagest rail terminal opened to the public in 1913 in New York City. Feb 3, 1913 The 16th Amendment is ratified The 16th Amendment allows for the government treasury to impose income taxes on the states. Dec 23, 1913 The Federal Reserve System founded Because of Congress's establishment of the Federal Reserve System, the financial and banking system of America improved greatly. Jan 5, 1914 The Ford Motor Company raises wages to $5 a day In 1914, workers would work a eight hour work day and generously get paid $5 per day. Jul 11, 1914 Babe Ruth's major debut Pitching seven innings in a game against the Cleveland Indians, Babe made his major league debut in 1914. He was currently playing for the Boston Red Sox when he won the game. Aug 4, 1914 President Wilson declares the U.S. officially netural As the European conflict that would lead to World War I, President Woodrow Wilson announced that America would remain netural in the growing. May 7, 1915 RMS Lusitania is sunk by German submarine The mighty ocean liner Lusitania was sunk in 1915 by German U-boat submarine causing 128 Americans were killed on the liner. Nov 7, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson won a second term as president Thomas R. Marshall was Wilson's vice president during his second term in 1916. Jun 26, 1917 U.S. troops go to assist European allies in World War I General John Pershing was placed in command of American forces as they went to fight along side their European allies in the begining of World War I in 1917. 1918 One million U.S. troops in the war By July 1918, there were more than one million Americans soliders over in Euorpe fighting in World War I. Jan 16, 1919 The 18th Amendment is ratified The 18th Amendment prohibits alcohol and the transportation of such liquors in the United States. Jan 1, 1920 Census of 1920 This census revealed a 15% increase in the population. There was 106,021,537 people living in America in 1920. Aug 18, 1920 The 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote Women finally receive the right to vote in America because of the 19th Amendent's ratification in 1920. Nov 2, 1920 Warren G. Harding is elected as president Republican Harding becomes the 29th U.S. president in the 1920 election with 16 million popular votes.