American History 1900-1920 (Progressive Era and World War Two)

Timeline created by BrysonCulver
In History
  • 1900 Presidential Election

    1900 Presidential Election
    William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan to become reelected as President of the United States.
  • McKinley's Assassination

    McKinley is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Inauguration

    Following the assassination of McKinley, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt becomes President of the United States.
  • 1904 Presidential Election

    Theodore Roosevelt defeated Alton Parker to be reelected President of the United States
  • San Francisco Earthquake

    The San Francisco Earthquake destroys large portions of the city and leaves the rest to burn. Hundred are killed by this unprecedented disaster.
  • 1908 Presidential Election

    William Howard Taft defeated William Jennings Bryan to become the 27th President of the United States.
  • 1912 Presidential Election

    Woodrow Wilson Defeated William Howard Taft to become the 28th President of the United States in 1912
  • The Seventeenth Amendment of the Constitution

    Seventeenth Amendment of the Constitution ratified. Allowing direct vote for U.S. Senators rather than by the State Legislatures.
  • 1916 Presidential Election

    Woodrow Wilson is reelected as President of the United States
  • Spanish Flu Epidemic

    Starting in 1918, the Flu Epidemic will go on to kill 20 million people by 1920
  • Armistice Ends World War I

    Armistice ends the conflict of World War I on November 11, 1918
  • First Meeting of the League of Nations

    The League of Nations meets for the first time on January 13, 1919, though the United States are not represented.
  • Ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution

    The ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States bans the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of liquor on January 16, 1919.
  • Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment of the Constitution

    The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United State's Constitution grants women the right to vote on August 18, 1919.
  • President Wilson Dies

    President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke and dies while while still in office.
  • Treaty of Versailles Rejected

    The Senate rejects the peace terms outlined in the Treaty of Versailles November 19, 1919.
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    World War One

    U.S. enters World War on April 6, 1917, by declaring war of Germany, than the Austria-Hungarian Empire on December 7.