Texas History Through the 20th Century

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    Texas 20th Century History

  • Spindletop

    The first major oil gusher in Texas. Spindletop's oil was first struck by Captain Anthony F. Lewis. This marked the begining of the oil boom.
  • WWI

    World War One was a global war centered in Europe. This sort of began with the assassination of an Austrian prince, Franz Ferdinand. It became the Allies vs. the Central Powers.
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    World War One

  • First Woman Governer of Texas

    First Woman Governer of Texas
    Miriam A. Ferguson was the first Texan governer of Texas. She was elected into offive when her husband, James Edward Ferguson, was impeached from office in 1917. She was the 29th governer of Texas, and the 32nd governer on her second term.
  • WWII

    The second world war began on 1 Sept. 1939, with the German invasion of Poland. It was the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare as of now. It included many mass civilian deaths, because of events like the Holocaust. It is estimated 50 to 75 million people died. It was the deadliest conflict in human history. The two opposing forces were the Allies (again) and the Axis.
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  • Assassination in Dallas- JFK

    Assassination in Dallas- JFK
    John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22 1963. He was shot, while in a parade in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald shot three different bullets, two of which hit the president. There may have been two shooters, and the second missed his shot. LHO shot JFK in the neck, and after this in the head. President Kennedy died while en route to the hospital.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of American civil rights history. It outlawed major forms of discrimination to racial, national, ethnic, religious minorities, and women.It outlawed voting, and schooling racial discrimination.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was an Cold War-era Military conflict. The U.S. government viewed taking place in the war as a way to stop Communist forces from taking over South Vietnam. This was part of the larger idea of containment.
  • First Republican Governor of Texas Since 1978

    First Republican Governor of Texas Since 1978
    Bill Clements was the 42nd and 44th governor of Texas. He was the first Republican governor of Texas since the 1870s. His eight were the most ever served by a Texan governor up until Rick Perry in recent years.
  • George H.W. Bush

    George H.W. Bush
    George Bush was sworn in as President on January 20, 1989. He was a Texan Governor before this. He served as vice president 8 years before this. He is currently the oldest surviving president. His son, George W. Bush became president one term after this. Bush as president during a period of change for the world. THe soviet Union was dissolving, the Berlin Wall collapsing, and the rise of terrorism. He had a bid for reelection, but he lost. As of recent years, he has a 60 percent positive rating.
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    George Bush's Time in Office

    Bush's Presidency
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    This was a military means of combating Saddam Hussain's rule over Afghanistan.