Turn of the Century

  • World Fair

    World Fair
    World's Fair- offered visitors the oppotunity to see the customs of foreign people, also to share ideas, information, and new technologies
  • "Wobblies"

    Industrial workers of the world "wobblies" founded (to defend the Bill of Rights)
  • Immigration

    Peak year for United States immigration
  • New York Shirtwaist Factory

    New York  Shirtwaist Factory
    Women's Factory strike- was primarilty involving jewish women who were frustrated with their wages, working conditions, and hours
  • War Begins

    War Begins
    Francis Ferdinand was assassinated and starts World War 1
  • Preparedness Day

    Preparedness Day
    A massive parade held in San Francisco, California, to celebrate Preparedness Day, in anticipation of the United States’ entrance into World War I, is disrupted by the explosion of a suitcase bomb, which kills 10 bystanders and wounds 40 more
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    was a United States federal law passed shortly after entering World War I, on June 15, 1917, which made it a crime for a person to convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies. To convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the US, or obstructing reqruitment of US services
  • Amends to the Espionage Act

    Amends to the Espionage Act
    one of the main amendments to the espionage acts made it illegal to speak out against the government
  • Police in Boston

    Police in Boston
    a growing friction steadily increases across the US. After the war, their was a demand for pay and their was little to none to be given and riots were popping up everywhere (from women's shirtwaist companies to police forces)
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment was ratified and gave the right for women to vote.
  • Race Riot

    Race Riot
    The Tulsa race riot, also known as the 1921 race riot, the night that Tulsa died, the Tulsa Race War, or the Greenwood riot, was a massacre during a large-scale civil disorder confined mainly to the racially segregated Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa. During the 16 hours of rioting, over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals with injuries, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire, and about $21.7 million (in 2009 value)
  • FM Radio

    FM Radio
    The creation of the fm radio allowed wireless communication at a long distance and easier to contact other people; especially in the military
  • 150th Anniversary

    150th Anniversary
    The US celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independance 150 years after it was signed.
  • Philo Farnsworth

    Philo Farnsworth
    Philo Farnsworth was a creator who was involved with the invention of the very first television set. People could, for the first time, see televised pictures and be more aware of the news going on in the world.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The initial crash was October 24 and continued to fall drastically for the next four days. The fall continued for the next month. This event practically knocked out the entire economy of the US.
  • Post Stock Market Crash

    Post Stock Market Crash
    New York streets are filled with unemployed people selling apples for 5 cents a piece. There is choas everywhere and crime rates have gone through the roof since before the crash.
  • Things escalate

    Things escalate
    Food riots begin in Los Angeles. Mexican-Americans found themselves guilty of being accused for stealing jobs from "real" Americans.
  • World War I Veterans

    World War I Veterans
    WWI Veterans gather and set up encampments near the White House and Capitol Building in D.C. looking for pay for their services. (between $15,000 and $25,000)
  • Trying to Stabalize

    Trying to Stabalize
    In a desperate measure to try and stabalize the economy, the Federal Agriculture program orders the slaughter of over 6,000 pigs.
  • Beginnings of another war

    Beginnings of another war
    In around as little as a year, following Japan's December 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, the US joined World War II in the Pacific and in Europe. The war jumpstarted the US economy and effectively ended the Great Depression.