Woodrow Wilson became the President of the United States
1st Session of Congress
called for an investigation into the then ongoing Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912 in West Virginia.
The act (passed in July, 1913) established Federal Bureaus at railroad junctures and stations to protect immigrants from local nativists and to aid newly arrived immigrants to the United States who were traveling cross-country to their final destinations.
2nd Session of Congress
Cutter Service Act
It authorized the Commandant of the Revenue Cutter Service to "detail for duty on revenue cutters such as surgeons and other persons of the Public Health Service as ... necessary."
World War I
World War I began in Europe
The Panama Canal was inaugurated
War Risk Insurance Act
Passed by the United States Congress in 1914 to ensure the availability of marine insurance during World War I. It established a Bureau of War Risk Insurance within the Treasury Department to provide insurance policies and pay claims.
United States House of Representatives and the Senate held elections.
Federal Reserve Bank
The Frederal Reserve Bank was opened
3rd Session of Congress
Harrison Narcotics Tax Act
The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act (Ch. 1, 38 Stat. 785) was a United States federal law that regulated and taxed the production, importation, and distribution of opiates.
Coast Guard Act
The Coast Guard Act of 1915 created the U.S. Coast Guard as a new service outwardly modeled on the structure of the U.S. Navy.
Federal Boiler Inspection Act
Expanded the Boiler Inspection Act of 1911 to include I.C.C. regulation not just of train engine boilers, but of the entire train as well as cargo to ensure safety for workers and passengers.
Occupancy Permits Act
It allowed the U.S. Forest Service to issue to cabin permits at "reasonable rates" to individuals who had had their property taken through eminent domain.