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57th Congress (Mar 4, 1901 - March 4, 1903

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    57th United States Congress Major Events

  • U.S. stock market crashes

    U.S. stock market crashes
    The U.S. stock market crashes for the first time.
  • President William McKinley shot

    President William McKinley shot
    Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York
  • McKinley died, Theordore Roosevelt becomes President

    McKinley died, Theordore Roosevelt becomes President
    President William McKinley died. Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States.
  • Booker T Washington goes to the White House

    Booker T Washington goes to the White House
    President Roosevelt invited African American leader Booker T. Washington to the White House. The American South reacted angrily to the visit, and racial violence increased in the region.
  • 1st Session Begins

  • Roosevelt delivers 20,000 word speech to Congress

    Roosevelt delivers 20,000 word speech to Congress
    President Roosevelt delivered a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives, asking Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits."
  • Newlands Reclamation Act

    Newlands Reclamation Act
    A United States federal law that funded irrigation projects for the arid lands of 20 states in the American West.
  • Isthmian Canal Act

     Isthmian Canal Act
    An Act To provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
  • 1st Session Ends

  • Philippine–American War ended

    Philippine–American War ended
    The Philippine–American War ended
  • 2nd Session Begins

  • Militia Act of 1903

    Militia Act of 1903
    The act formulated the concept of the National Guard and also ensured that all state military forces were simultaneously dual reservists under the authority of the Army Reserve.
  • Expediting Act

    Expediting Act
    An act to break up trusts by the steel, meatpacking, oil, and railroad industries
  • Elkins Act

    Elkins Act
    Amended the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 and authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates
  • 2nd Session Ends

  • Immigration Act of 1903

    Immigration Act of 1903
    A law of the United States regulating immigration. It codified previous immigration law, and added four inadmissible classes: anarchists, epileptics, beggars, and importers of prostitutes.