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2oth Century Events

  • Galveston Storm

    Galveston Storm
    It was a massive hurricane in galveston. Between 6,000 to 8,000 people died. Most homes were also destroyed.
  • Spindle Top

    Spindle Top
    Lucas hit gusher at spindle top in January 10th 1901. Wildcatters and oil companies started drilling for oil.
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    world war 1 was erupted in Europe. Most americans wanted to remain neutral. It afftected many texans.
  • 19th amendment

    On August 18, 1920 the 19th amendment guarantees all american woman the right to vote. Acheiving this milestone took decades of agitation and protest.
  • 18th amendment

    This amendment was important in US constitution. It banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. Amendment took effect in 1920 and was a huge failure.
  • First woman governor of Texas

    First woman governor of Texas
    Miriam Amanda Fergus, Known as 'ma' won the election in November 1924 becomeing Texas' first woman gorvernor aand the secound in the nation's history. SHe promised extensive cuts in state appropriations, condemed the Ku Klux Klan, and opposed new liquor legislation
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    Great Depression and Dust Bowl

    On tuesday October 29, 1929, the stoc market crashed, triggering the Great Depression. Also the worst economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world, powerful dust storms carrying millions of tons of stinging blinding black dirt across Texas.
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    World War two was a huge war that affected many countries. More than 400,000 americans who died in the war, 23,00 were from Texas. 33 texans also received the congressional medal of honor
  • Sweatt v. Painter

    Was a US supreme court case. This case involved Herman MArion Sweatt, who was refused admission to the unversity of Texas because of his race and Theophiluc Painter, president of the university. At the time, no law school in Texas would admit black students.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Was a supreme court case. Ths case deaclared state laws establishing seperate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. Oliver L. Brown and Board of education of Topeka, Kansas were part of this case.
  • Presidential election: November 1960

    was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. Reblican Richard Nixon. Democratic John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was elected with a lead of 112,827 votes.
  • Henry B. Gonzales Elected tp US congress

    Hispanic also pushed for civil rights through protests, marches, and political organizations. In 1956 Democrat Henry B. Gonzales had become the first Mexican American elected in the US senate in the 1900s. In 1961 he was elected to the US house of representatives.
  • Assasination in Dallas

    Assasination in Dallas
    President Jonh F. Kennedy came to Texas to attend several political gatherings. As he was riding in a motorcade through downtown Dallas on November 22nd with Texas governor Jonh Conally and Vice president Lydon B. Johnson, shots rang out. The president and governor were hit. Kennedy died a short time later at a Dallas hospital. At 2:38 p.m on the day of the assasination, Johnson was sworn in as new president.
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    Civil rights and voting rights act

    The civil rights voting act took place in 1964. It banned segregation in public places. It also barred employers, unions, or universities with federal government contacts from discriminating. In 1965 congress passed the voting rights act. It gave federal government the power to check state voting procedures and to protect citizen's right to vote.
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    Vietnam War

    South Vietnam was attacking north vietnam. The U.S and other anti comunist countries were on the south side. Russia and other commuist allies were on the north side. More than 500,000 Texans served during the vietnam war. The booming defense boosted Texas economy. 58,000 americans died.
  • Barbra Jordan elected to the U.S. congress

    Barbra Jordan elected to the U.S. congress
    Barbara Jordan was the first african emarican to represent Texas in the united states congress. In 1996 Barbara was elected as state senator. She helped pass the law that said that there can be no segregation in public places.The act also banned employers, unions, or universities with a federal government contract from discrimanating on the basis of race, religion, or national oragin. It was called the civil rights act of 1964. Barbara Jordan was a part of making the law.
  • 1st republican governor since 1870's

    1st republican governor since 1870's
    William Clements was the first republican governor of Texas since E. J. Davis. Democratics lost elections. They were shocked they lost. Clements won by 17,000 votes. Democratics thought they would win. Clements was excited to be the new governor.
  • VP george bush in reagan administration

    For the Texans who had gathered in Houston on the evening of september 16, 1980, it was no ordinary night out. The 2,500 well-dressed guests had gathered to see some of tge most important figures in the rupublican party. Guests saw presidential canidate ronald ragen and his running mate, Texan george bush. The dinner raised some $2.8 million for the rupublican party, leading one republican to declare it "the biggest political fundraiser ever."
  • Geoge Bush as president

    Geoge Bush as president
    Bush served as Ronald regan's vice-president for 8 years. In 1988, Bush defeated rival Michael Dukakis. He became the 41st U.S president from 1989- 1993. In office he served sucessful military operations against Panama and Iraq. In 1993 he lost re election to Bill Clinton.
  • operation dessert storm

    The war in the persian gulf was a or religios fervor, and cruel leadership. In 1979 Saddam Hussien took controlof Iraq, and in less than 4 hours he had taken Kuwait and had cortrolled 24% of the world supplies. His next target was Saudi Arabia.
  • George W. Bush as President.

    George W. Bush as President.
    George W. Bush is an American politician and businessman who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009[4] and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks occurred.Bush left office in 2009.
  • Governor Rick Perry

    Governor Rick Perry
    Rick Perry is the 47th and current Governor of Texas.Perry, a Republican, was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States.
  • 911 terrorist attack upon US

    911 terrorist attack upon US
    On September 11, 2001 terrorist attacked the twin towers. They also attacked the pentagon and an airplaine. This attack was very sad and is still remembered today.