Modern music and American history timeline

  • Popular work

    Dvorak composes his best and most popular work, from the new world. New World was in the key of E minor and it was also a major milestone. He was noted for turning folk material into romantic music.
  • Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland was elected to be the 24th president for the second time. He is the only United States president to serve two nonconsecutive terms. He served as the 22nd president of the untied states before being the 24th.
  • Major change

    A major change in classical-music style comes about with a now release. The harmony and tonality characteristics of classical music are replaced. They are replaced with dissonance, creating what many listeners consider to be just noise.
  • President

    William Howard Taft is elected to be the president of the United States. He is selected to run in the office to be 27th president. He has 80 Japanese cherry tress plated along banks of the Potomac River.
  • Firebird

    Igor Stravinsky completes his work named The Firebird. Stravinsky then starts to become one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He had a revolutionary impact on musical thought and sensibility just before and after World War I.
  • War

    U.S. enters World WarI, declaring war on Germany and Austria-Hungary three years after the conflict had began. World War I is also called First World War or Great War. The war was virtually unprecedented in the slaughter, carnage, and destruction it caused.
  • Jazz

    Jazz establishes Chicago as its capital after moving from its southern rural roots. The city will later become home to great jazz players such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton.
  • Stoke

    Woodrow Wilson elected as the 28th president of the United States suffers from a stroke. He served in the office as the 28th president from 1913 to 1921.
  • Swing music

    Duke Ellington writes “it Don't Mean a Thing, if it Ain’t Got That Swing.” Song that is presaged the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Woman elected

    Hattie Wyatt Caraway is the first woman elected to the U.S. senate. She was elected to fill in a vacancy caused by the death of her husband. She was then re-elected in 1932 and 1938.
  • White Christmas

    Bring Crosby releases “White Christmas” that is from the film holiday Inn. The song then goes on an all-tim, top-selling from a film.
  • Vietnam war

    Conflict between Communist forces of North Vietnam and non-Communist forces of south Vietnam. President Truman authorizes $15 million in economic and military aid to the French. France is fighting to retain control of French Indochina, including Vietnam.