1900-1920

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In History
  • President William McKinley wins his second term as president

    President William McKinley wins his second term as president
    this time with Theodore Roosevelt in the second spot on the ticket, again defeating William J. Bryan by an Electoral Margin of 292 to 155.
  • The first major oil discovery in Texas occurs near Spindletop in Beaumont.

    The first major oil discovery in Texas occurs near Spindletop in Beaumont.
    The first major oil discovery in Texas occurs near Spindletop in Beaumont.
  • The Platt amendment is passed by the United States Congress

    The Platt amendment is passed by the United States Congress
    The Platt amendment is passed by the United States Congress, which limited the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for American troop withdrawal. Cuba would become a U.S. protectorate on June 12.
  • The island of Cuba gains independence from the United States.

    The island of Cuba gains independence from the United States.
    The island of Cuba gains independence from the United States.
  • The first two-way wireless communication between Europe and the United States

    The first two-way wireless communication between Europe and the United States
    The first two-way wireless communication between Europe and the United States is accomplished by Guglielmo Marconi when he transmits a message from President Theodore Roosevelt to the King of England from a telegraph station in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
  • The first direct primary system in the United States is begun in the state of Wisconsin

    The first direct primary system in the United States is begun in the state of Wisconsin
  • With United States support after the Hay-Herran Treaty rejection by Columbia earlier in the year, Panama declares its independence from Columbia.

    With United States support after the Hay-Herran Treaty rejection by Columbia earlier in the year, Panama declares its independence from Columbia. The Panama government is recognized by President Theodore Roosevelt three days later and a canal treaty is signed on November 18, allowing the U.S. led construction of the canal.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt wins his first election for President after serving three years in the office due to the death of William McKinley. He defeats Democratic candidate Alton B. Parker, 336 to 140 in the Electoral College vote.
  • The first successful field tractor

    The first successful field tractor
    The first successful field tractor is invented by American Benjamin Holt, using a caterpillar track to spread the weight in heavy agricultural machinery.
  • The city of Las Vegas, Nevada is formed with the sale of one hundred and ten acres in the downtown area.

    The city of Las Vegas, Nevada is formed with the sale of one hundred and ten acres in the downtown area.
    The city of Las Vegas, Nevada is formed with the sale of one hundred and ten acres in the downtown area.
  • The Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act is passed.

    The Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act is passed.
  • The first official trip abroad by a United States president occurs when Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to inspect the progress in the construction of the Panama Canal.

    The first official trip abroad by a United States president occurs when Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to inspect the progress in the construction of the Panama Canal.
    The first official trip abroad by a United States president occurs when Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to inspect the progress in the construction of the Panama Canal.
  • Another financial crises occurs in the business community with the beginning of the Financial Panic and Depression of 1907.

    Another financial crises occurs in the business community with the beginning of the Financial Panic and Depression of 1907.
    March 13, 1907 - Another financial crises occurs in the business community with the beginning of the Financial Panic and Depression of 1907.
  • The Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory are combined to form Oklahoma and are admitted into the Union as the 46th state.

    The Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory are combined to form Oklahoma and are admitted into the Union as the 46th state.
    The Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory are combined to form Oklahoma and are admitted into the Union as the 46th state.
  • William Howard Taft is elected President

    William Howard Taft is elected President
    William Howard Taft is elected President, 321 to 162 Electoral Votes, over Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan, who had twice before been defeated for the office by William McKinley in 1896 and 1900.
  • The troops of the United States leave Cuba for the first time since the beginning of the Spanish-American War.

    The troops of the United States leave Cuba for the first time since the beginning of the Spanish-American War.
    The troops of the United States leave Cuba for the first time since the beginning of the Spanish-American War.
  • The National Conference of the Negro is conducted, leading to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP).

    The National Conference of the Negro is conducted, leading to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP).
    The National Conference of the Negro is conducted, leading to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP).
  • The Boy Scouts of America is founded.

    The Boy Scouts of America is founded.
    The Boy Scouts of America is founded.
  • The United States Bureau of Mines is authorized by an act of the United States Congress.

    The United States Bureau of Mines is authorized by an act of the United States Congress.
    The United States Bureau of Mines is authorized by an act of the United States Congress.
  • In San Francisco harbor, Eugene B. Ely lands his plane on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania for the first landing of a plane on a ship.

    In San Francisco harbor, Eugene B. Ely lands his plane on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania for the first landing of a plane on a ship.
    In San Francisco harbor, Eugene B. Ely lands his plane on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania for the first landing of a plane on a ship.
  • The law establishing the number of United States representatives at 435 is passed. It would go into effect in 1913 after the 1912 elections.

    The law establishing the number of United States representatives at 435 is passed. It would go into effect in 1913 after the 1912 elections.
  • The American Girl Guides, renamed the Girl Scouts one year later, is formed in Savannah, Georgia.

     The American Girl Guides, renamed the Girl Scouts one year later, is formed in Savannah, Georgia.
    The American Girl Guides, renamed the Girl Scouts one year later, is formed in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    In the first election of a Democratic candidate since 1892, Woodrow Wilson overcame a three way race for the presidency when former President Teddy Roosevelt donned the nomination of the Progressive Party to tackle the election against Wilson and incumbent President and Republican William Howard Taft. This split caused the election of Wilson, who garnered 435 Electoral College votes to 88 for Roosevelt and only 8 for Taft.
  • The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing the Federal government treasury to impose an income tax.

    The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing the Federal government treasury to impose an income tax. The 17th Amendment would be passed on April 8, which set the policy for direct election of U.S. Senators.
  • A major reform of the American financial and banking system occurs with the authorization of the U.S. Congress for the establishment of the Federal Reserve System.

    A major reform of the American financial and banking system occurs with the authorization of the U.S. Congress for the establishment of the Federal Reserve System.
    A major reform of the American financial and banking system occurs with the authorization of the U.S. Congress for the establishment of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Colorado Coalfield Massacre occurs when the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of one thousand two hundred striking miners, killing twenty-four.

    Colorado Coalfield Massacre occurs when the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of one thousand two hundred striking miners, killing twenty-four.
    Ludlow, Colorado Coalfield Massacre occurs when the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of one thousand two hundred striking miners, killing twenty-four
  • Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson conduct the first telephone conversation between New York and San Francisco.

    Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson conduct the first telephone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
    Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson conduct the first telephone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
  • The United States Coast Guard is established, replacing the responsibilities formerly entailed within the services and stations of the U.S. Life-Saving Services.

    The United States Coast Guard is established, replacing the responsibilities formerly entailed within the services and stations of the U.S. Life-Saving Services.
    The United States Coast Guard is established, replacing the responsibilities formerly entailed within the services and stations of the U.S. Life-Saving Services.
  • Financial aid to farmers is awarded by the passage of the Rural Credits Act. These payments would be further strengthened with the passage of a second bill, the Warehouse Act, on August 11.

    Financial aid to farmers is awarded by the passage of the Rural Credits Act. These payments would be further strengthened with the passage of a second bill, the Warehouse Act, on August 11.
  • The National Park Service is officially created when President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation from Congress with the mission to protect and preserve the natural lands, historic sites, and wildlife of the system for future generations.

    The National Park Service is officially created when President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation from Congress with the mission to protect and preserve the natural lands, historic sites, and wildlife of the system for future generations.
    The National Park Service is officially created when President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation from Congress with the mission to protect and preserve the natural lands, historic sites, and wildlife of the system for future generations.
  • Woodrow Wilson won a second term as President with his election in the Electoral College, 277 to 254 over Republican candidate Charles E. Hughes.

    Woodrow Wilson won a second term as President with his election in the Electoral College, 277 to 254 over Republican candidate Charles E. Hughes.
    Woodrow Wilson won a second term as President with his election in the Electoral College, 277 to 254 over Republican candidate Charles E. Hughes.
  • The United States government cuts diplomatic ties with Germany.

    The United States government cuts diplomatic ties with Germany.
    The United States government cuts diplomatic ties with Germany. The Zimmermann Telegram is given to the United States by Britain on February 24, showing the offer by Germany to give Mexico back the southwest United States if they would declare war on the United States.
  • The United States recognizes the government of elected Mexican president Venustiano Carranza.

    The United States recognizes the government of elected Mexican president Venustiano Carranza.
    The United States recognizes the government of elected Mexican president Venustiano Carranza.
  • Time zones are officially established by an act of the United States Congress with daylight savings time to go into effect on March 31.

    Time zones are officially established by an act of the United States Congress with daylight savings time to go into effect on March 31.
  • A United States navy seaplane begins the first transatlantic flight, making stops in Newfoundland and the Azores before touching ground in continental Europe in Lisbon, Portugal on May 27.

    A United States navy seaplane begins the first transatlantic flight, making stops in Newfoundland and the Azores before touching ground in continental Europe in Lisbon, Portugal on May 27.
    A United States navy seaplane begins the first transatlantic flight, making stops in Newfoundland and the Azores before touching ground in continental Europe in Lisbon, Portugal on May 27.
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.
    The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I.
  • The League of Nations is established with the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, ending the hostilities of the first World War. In a final vote, the United States Senate again votes against joining the League.

    The League of Nations is established with the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, ending the hostilities of the first World War. In a final vote, the United States Senate again votes against joining the League.
    The League of Nations is established with the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, ending the hostilities of the first World War. In a final vote, the United States Senate again votes against joining the League.