1900-1920

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In History
  • Gold Standard Act

    Established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money, stopping bimetallism. It was signed by President William McKinley.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elected President

    Was elected 26th president.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Was shot and fatally wounded inside the Temple of music on the grounds of the pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. After his death, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President
  • The Wright Brothers make their first flight

    After observing the birds in flight, they noticed how the birds glide through the air. They believed they could use the technique warping and changing the wings to sustain flight.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce and laid a foundation for the nation's first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration.
  • San Francisco Earthquake

    The city was demolished with citizens devastated and 3,000 dead. At the end of the Earthquake, it had destroyed 80% of San Francisco.
  • Hepburn Act

    Gave the Interstate Commerce Commission the power to set maximum railroad rates and extended its jurisdiction
  • NAACP Founded

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was created to secure political, education, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all people.
  • Howard Taft Elected President

    Was elected 27th president.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire

    Industrial disaster in NYC resulted in 4th worst accident, 2nd deadliest disaster in NYC after the burning of the "General Slocum." 146 citizens died, most were Jewish and Italian immigrants, 16-23 years old. They were locked in because they didn't want unauthorized breaks causing most of them to jump to their deaths.
  • Sinking of the Titanic

    4 days into the trip, the ship struck an iceberg to the starboard. The ship didn't have enough safety equipment needed for the amount of people on the boat and evacuation was not clear to most on board. Over 3,000 people died. Once the story hit the public, the citizens were outraged at the situation.
  • 16th amendment created

    The congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Woodrow Wilson Elected President

    Elected 28th President
  • 17th amendment

    Allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators.
  • World War 1 Begins

    War included Great Powers, 2 opposing allies the Central Powers and the triple Entente, general powers took offense. 70 million military personnel were deployed, 60 million of them were Europeans in largest war in history. In which this is what triggered war was all caused by he assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
  • Panama Canal finished

    canal was finished, it prevented the ships from having to travel around South America. The Panama Canal was one of the hardest engineering projects but it cut the time in half to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific. While ships used the canal it brought economic growth among U.S. west Coast and nations along the Pacific. Jimmy Carter late gave back the canal to Panamanian in 1977.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Germany had waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany.
  • Sussex Pledge

    A promise made by Germany to the U.S. during WW1 before the latter entered the war. Early in 1915, Germany had instituted a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, allowing armed merchant ships, but not passenger ships, to be torpedoed without warning.
  • Russian Revolution

  • Untied States Entered WW1

    joined allies Britain, France, and Russia to fight. The U.S. under John J. Pershing, 2 million fought on the battle field of France over the assassination of Franz Ferdinand Archduke of Austria. Many Americans opposed the war they would rather choose to be neutral
  • Treaty of Versailles Ends WW1

    Conflict claimed 13 million lives and caused unprecedented conflict. Germany finally surrendered, all nations called peace for negotiating. Later after some negotiating, Germany and allied nations signed the Treaty of Versailles, ending the war.
  • 18th Amendment Passed

    People turned against alcohol, lots of Americans saw alcohol as evil others apart of everyday life. Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. They also passed a Volstead Act during Prohibition that only allowed 1 proof of alcohol in any beverage.
  • 19th Amendment Created

    Promoting equal voting rights to women, no state shall not denie right to vote on account of sex