1900-1920

Timeline created by meganstokes
In History
  • Theodore Roosevelt Became President

    McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz, later died from his wounds and was succeeded by Roosevelt.
  • 1st Controlled Aircraft Flight

    Wright Brothers make the first controlled, sustained flight by heavier-than-air aircraft at Kitty Hawk, NC
  • San Francisco Earthquake

    San Fran Earthquake leaves 500 dead or missing and destroys 4 square miles of the city.
  • Seventeenth Amendment Ratified

    17th amendment provided for the direct election of U.S. Senators by popular vote rather than by the state legislatures.
  • World War I

    United States enter WWI, declaring war against Germany and Austria-Hungary.
  • Worldwide Epidemic Strikes

    By 1920, influenza kills nearly 20 million people. In the U.S., 500,000 perish.
  • Nineteenth Amendment Ratified

    19th amendment is ratified, granting women a right to vote.