Events During the 1900s

  • Ford Motor Company Created

    Ford Motor Company Created
    Henry Ford, along with other males, founded the Ford Motor Company to produce and sell automobiles to Americans for a cheaper price than they had been.
  • Henry Ford's Assembly Line

    Henry Ford's Assembly Line
    Henry Ford's motor company began using an assemly line in 1908. The assembly line made builidng an automobile faster, thus creating mass production. His style of producing automobiles became known as Fordism by 1914.
  • James Spangler Patents his Vacuum Cleaner

    James Spangler Patents his Vacuum Cleaner
    Spangler, a janitor, created a vacuum cleaner He later patented his idea and and created Electric Suction Sweeper Company to sell his product. It was later renamed Hoover Company when William Hoover took over the business. Many women began using the vacuum by the 1900s.
  • Lynching of Leo Frank

    Lynching of Leo Frank
    Leo Frank was lynched by the Ku Klux Klan after being convicted of raping and murdering a girl who worked in his factory. The Klan kidnapped him from prison and lynched him. Frank was not the only one to be lynched; many other victims were also effected by the Klan.
  • Immigration Act of 1917

    Immigration Act of 1917
    This act prohibited unwanted immigrants from entering the United States from Asia. Certain people could not enter the country, including alcoholics and 16 year olds who could not read or write.
  • Start of Prohibition

    Start of Prohibition
    The 18th Amendment was ratified on January 16, 1919, and it outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor, along with the drinking of it.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer Raids were a series of raids in the early 1920s that were started by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. The raids were against radicals and communists.
  • National Negro Baseball League Formed

    National Negro Baseball League Formed
    Rube Foster created the first successful negro baseball league. It was a way that black men could play baseball, even though they could not play with white men.
  • End of Palmer Raids

    End of Palmer Raids
    Judge George Anderson ended the Palmer Raids.
  • Gas-Powered Tractor

    Gas-Powered Tractor
    The gas-powered tractor was invented, and it made farming easier and more effective.
  • Voting Rights for Women

    Voting Rights for Women
    On August 18th, 1920, women gained the right to vote. This changed the role of women because they were finally allowed monumental say in their government.
  • Wall Street Bombing

    Wall Street Bombing
    The Wall Street Bombing was a Red Scare event that happened when a bomb was set off from a horse-drawn wagon containing 100 pounds of dynamite. When the bomb exploded, it killed more than thirty people.
  • Emergency Quota Act of 1921

    Emergency Quota Act of 1921
    It limited the number of immigrants coming into the United States; only 3% of the size of a nationality could come into the United States, according to the 1910 census. This was to limit the number of immigrants coming to live in the United States.
  • Bulldozer Invented

    Bulldozer Invented
    The bulldozer was invented, and it replaced hand-shoveling. This made diggin faster and easier.
  • National Origins Act Passed

    National Origins Act Passed
    This act was passed in order to put a restriction on immigration to the United States. It stated that the number of immigrants of a certain nationality had to be no more than 2% of what the nationality was in 1890.
  • Nellie Ross: First Woman Governor

    Nellie Ross: First Woman Governor
    Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming. This was a major event because she was the first woman to be elected governor in the United States. This showed that the role of womean was changing greatly.
  • Ku Klux Klan Killing of Madge Oberholtzer

    Ku Klux Klan Killing of Madge Oberholtzer
    Grand Dragon David Stephenson of the Ku Klux Klan kidnapped and raped Madge Oberholtzer. The Klan did similar things to many other innocent victims out of hate for minorites.
  • Louis Armstrong Records First Song

    Louis Armstrong Records First Song
    Louis Armstrong, a jazz musician, recorded with his band for the first time.
  • Radio Act of 1927

    Radio Act of 1927
    The Radio Transmission Act ot 1927 gave radio transmission to the United States.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Executed

    Sacco and Vanzetti Executed
    One Red Scare event occured when Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two anarchists, were executed by the electric chair when charged with the shooting and killing of two men during a holdup at a shoe factory in a town close to Boston.
  • Antibiotic Created

    Antibiotic Created
    Alexander Flemming created the antibiotic to kill bacteria. This was important because it helped a great many people get better after a bacterial infection.
  • End of Prohibition

    End of Prohibition
    The 18th Amendment was repealed on December 5th, 1933, making alcohol once again legal.