WW1WW1 lasted for 4 years, 3 months and 2 weeks. It was one of the largest wars in history and also one of the most deadliest conflicts to happen in history.
Panama Canal opens to trafficThis was an American build waterway that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Engineers had to move nearly 240 million cubic years of the Earth to be able to construct this canal.
Jeannette RankinJeannette from Montana, is the first women to be elected to the U.S House of Representatives. She was the only member of congress to vote against the participation of the US in both world wars.
WW1The United States entered WW1 on April 6, 1917 by declaring war on Germany. They entered the war 3 years after the war had begun.
Spanish FluThis was an unusually deadly virus caused by H1N1. The death toll is estimated between 17 million and 500 million people, killing mainly the young or the very old. It spread worldwide during 1918-1919.
18th AmendmentThis amendment is the only one to be repealed from the Constitution. It banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol.
19th AmendmentThis amendment granted women the right to vote which ended almost a century of protesting.
29th PresidentWarren G. Harding was elected president in 1921 until his death in 1923.
Butler ActTennessee passed a law saying that you weren't allowed to teach about evolution in public schools. This act stayed in tact for 40 years and led to one of the most famous trials of the 20th century.
Scopes Monkey TrialThis was a trial that accused a High School science teacher of teaching evolution, when a law had just been passed denying any teacher in Tennessee to teach evolution in a public school. Scopes ultimatly was fined $100 for "teaching evolution".
First Solo Nonstop Transatlantic FlightCharles A. Lindbergh the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight in history. He flew his Spirit of St. Louis strating in Long Island, New York to Paris, France in 33 1/2 hours.
Stock Market CrashWhen the stock market crashed, people were doing anything for work because everyone was out of money. This crash led to the Great depression.
National Anthem adoptedThe Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem. Throughout the 19th century, this was reguarded as the national anthem by most of the U.S. armed forces.
Hattie Wyatt CarawayIn 1931 Hattie was appointed to fill her husband term as to he passed away before he finished his ter as the Arkansas Senate, making her the first women to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
32nd PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt became president during the depths of the Great Depression but helped America regain faith. Although there were a lot of unemployment at the beginning of his presidency, he was able to bring back some normalcy to the country by 1935.
Amelia EarhartFirst women to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed this flight in a record time of 14 hours and 56 minutes although there were a number of problems that occured during the flight.
21st AmendmentThis amendment repealed the 18th amendment bringing an end to the national prohibition of alcohol in America.
20th AmendmentThe amendment moved the beginning & ending terms of presidency and vice presidency from March 4th to January 20th. The 72nd Congress proposed this amendment in 1932 and then was ratified by 48 states.
Fair Labor Standards ActThis act established a minimum hourly wage at 25 cents with a maximum of 44 hours per week. This was also known as the "Wages and Hours Act" that was pass by the U.S. Congress
World War 2The United States declares that it is neutral in the European conflit. FDR declared that the US would give the allies supplies while they remained neutral.
Pearl HarborOn the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes destroyed and damaged 20 American naval vessels. Leading to the US declaring war on Japan
U.S. declares war on JapanAfter the attack on Pearl Harbor the US declared war on Japan. This attack passed in the Senate 82-0 and in the House 388-1.
Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, JapanThe US dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. The bombing killed nearly 80,000 people. Three days after this bombing Nagasaki, Japan, resulting in Japan's surrender.