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  • Gold Standard

    Gold Standard
    The Gold Standard Act of the United States was passed in 1900 (approved on March 14) and established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money, stopping bimetallism (which had allowed silver in exchange for gold). It was signed by President William McKinley.
  • Frank L. Baum Publishes The Wizard of oz

    Frank L. Baum Publishes The Wizard of oz
    Children's Novel, nominated for 6 academy awards including best picture. Earned only 3,017,000 on a 2,000,000 budget which failed to recap studio's interest.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    The 26th U.S. president
  • Assassination of the President Mckinley

    The President of the United States, William McKinley, was shot and fatally wounded on September 6, 1901, inside the Temple of music on the grounds of the Pan American Exposition In Buffalo, New York. After his death, Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the 26th President of the United States.
  • The Wright Brothers make their first flight

    The Wright Brothers make their first flight
    Wilbur and Orville after observing birds in flight noticed how the birds glide through the air. They believed they could use the technique warping and changing the wings to sustain flight. On December 17th Wilbur and Orville successfully flew a glider, later leading to the invention of the modern-day airplane.
  • Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine

    The corollary stated that not only were the nations of the Western Hemisphere not open to colonization by European powers, but that the United States had the responsibility to preserve order and protect life and property in those countries.
  • Panama Canal built

    Panama Canal built
    Time Period: 1904-1914
  • Hepburn Act

    Hepburn Act
    The Hepburn Act is a 1906 United States federal law that gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) the power to set maximum railroad rates and extended its jurisdiction. This led to the discontinuation of free passes to loyal shippers.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    A law passed in 1906 to remove harmful and misrepresented foods and drugs from the market and regulate the manufacture and sale of drugs and food involved in interstate trade.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    The Jungle is a 1906 novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968).[1] Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.
  • San Fransico Earthquake

    San Fransico Earthquake
    Struck San Fransico 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18th, 1906. The city was demolished with people devastated and 3,000 dead. At the end of the Earthquake, it destroyed 80% of San Fransico.
  • Roosevelt Panic

    NYC stock exchange dropped 50%, thus made many USA banks go bankrupt. Caused nation to Panic even more, during already having economic troubles. Caused by market liquidy and the loss in confidence in depositors. The Knickerbocker trust collapsed and the word spread causing people to pull money out of the banks.
  • Howard Taft 27th Pesident of the United States

    Howard Taft 27th Pesident of the United States
    Howard Taft's agenda pursued trust-busting, civil service reforms. Strengthened ICC, improved postal service during his only team. Once Got stuck In a Tub.
  • NAACP Founded

    Nations Oldest Longest most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. More than half a million members pushed for equality and voter mobilization.
  • Election of Woodrow Wilson

    Election of Woodrow Wilson
    Incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson defeated Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate. Wilson was the only sitting Democratic president to win re-election between 1832 and 1936. Wilson was re-nominated without opposition at the 1916 Democratic National Convention.
  • Sinking of the Titanic

    Sinking of the Titanic
    Four days into the voyage unable to steer away from an iceberg quick enough the Titanic took a blow to the storyboard. The titanic was suppose to be able to stay afloat with 4 flooded compartments tops, also the boat didn't carry half as many lifeboats needed, pore capacity and evacuation. Over 3,000 people died as the Titanic sunk. when the public got wind of the titanic it caused public outrage.
  • Sixteen Amendment Authorizing Income Tax Ratified

    Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
  • Seventeenth Amendment providing for direct elections of Senators ratified

    Passed by Congress May 13, 1912, and ratified April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. ... The Constitution, as it was adopted in 1788, made the Senate an assembly where the states would have equal representation.
  • Federal Reserve System

    The 1913 Federal Reserve Act is U.S. legislation that created the current Federal Reserve System. Congress developed the Federal Reserve Act to establish economic stability in the United States by introducing a central bank to oversee monetary policy.
  • Wilson Broadens Segregation in Civil Service

  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Paris Peace Conference opened on January 18, 1919, with the goal of developing a treaty that would punish Germany and meet the goals of the various Allied Powers. Negotiating the treaty, which would be known as the Treaty of Versailles, was a long and complex process.
  • World War 1 Begins

    World War 1 Begins
    World War I began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and lasted until 1918.
  • U.S. Troops Occupy Veracruz

    U.S. Troops Occupy Veracruz
  • U.S. troops sent to Haiti

    U.S. troops sent to Haiti
    The United States occupation of Haiti began on July 28, 1915, when 330 US Marines landed at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the authority of US President Woodrow Wilson.
  • Lusitania sunk, U. S. intervened

    Lusitania sunk, U. S. intervened
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany.
  • KKK revived

    KKK revived
  • Germany issues Sussex pledge

    The Sussex Pledge was a promise made by Germany to the United States in 1916, during World War I 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.
  • Red Scare

    A "Red Scare" is the promotion of widespread fear of a potential rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state. The name refers to the red flags that the communists used. The term is most often used to refer to two periods in the history of the United States which are referred to by this name.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
  • U.S. enters WW1

    U.S. Entered World War I. On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies--Britain, France, and Russia--to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France.
  • WW1 ends

  • Eighteenth Amendment prohibits alcoholic beverages

    The 18th Amendment (PDF, 91KB) to the Constitution prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors..." and was ratified by the states on January 16, 1919. The movement to prohibit alcohol began in the United States in the early nineteenth century.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Gives women the right to vote
  • First radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh

    First radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh
    The first commercial radio station was KDKA in Pittsburgh, which went on the air in the evening of Nov. 2, 1920, with a broadcast of the returns of the Harding-Cox presidential election.