American History Chapters 22-26

  • Hull-House, a settlement house, opens in Chicago

  • Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed

  • Cuban insurrection breaks out against Spanish rule

  • U.S. battleship Maine explodes in Havana Harbor

  • War of 1898

  • United States annexes Hawaii

  • U.S. Senate ratifies the Treaty of Paris, ending the War of 1898

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    Filipino insurgents resist U.S. domination

  • Army Yellow Fever Commission confirms the cause of yellow fever

  • International alliance quells the Boxer Rebellion

  • Theodore Roosevelt attempts to arbitrate the coal strike

  • Justice Department breaks up Northern Securities Company

  • Panamanians revolt against Colombia

  • Congress passes the Elkins Act

  • Wright Brothers fly the first airplane

  • Ford Motor Company is founded

  • Russo-Japanese War

  • First movie house opens

  • Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is published

  • Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act

  • Great White Fleet circumnavigates the globe in a demonstration of America’s rise to world-power status

  • Supreme Court issues Muller v. Oregon decision

  • William Taft is inaugurated president

  • Congress passes the Mann-Elkins Act

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire

  • Congress passes the Federal Reserve Act

  • Panama Canal opens

  • Congress passes the Clayton Anti-Trust Act

  • United States intervenes in Mexico

  • World War I begins in Europe

  • British liner Lusitania, with Americans aboard, is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine

  • Louis Brandeis is nominated to fill a seat on the Supreme Court

  • Congress passes the National Defense Act

  • Marcus Garvey brings to New York the Universal Negro Improvement Association

  • Zimmermann telegram reveals that Germany is attempting to incite Mexico to enter the war against the United States

  • United States enters the Great War

  • Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech

  • Representatives of warring nations sign armistice

  • Supreme Court issues Schenck v. United States decision

  • Treaty of Versailles is presented to the Germans

  • Race riots break out in Chicago

  • U.S. attorney general launches Red Scare

  • Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing women’s suffrage, is ratified

  • Prohibition begins

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise is published

  • Joint resolution of Congress officially ends the war among the United States, Germany, and Austria-Hungary

  • Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in physics

  • Congress passes the Emergency Immigration Act

  • Representatives of the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan attend the Washington Naval Conference

  • T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is published

  • First radio commercial is aired

  • United States begins sending observers to the League of Nations

  • Benito Mussolini comes to power in Italy

  • President Warren G. Harding dies in office

  • Congress passes the Immigration Act

  • Scopes “monkey trial” tests the teaching of evolution in Tennessee public schools

  • Charles Lindbergh Jr. makes first solo transatlantic flight

  • Herbert Hoover is elected president

  • More than sixty nations sign the Kellogg-Briand Pact pledging not to go to war with one another, except in matters of self-defense

  • Stock market crashes

  • Congress passes the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

  • Congress sets up the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

  • Congress passes the Glass-Steagall Act

  • Bonus Expeditionary Force converges on Washington to demand payment of bonuses promised to war veterans