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The Progressive Era

  • Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt takes office

    Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt takes office
    Theodore Roosevelt took office following the assassination of President McKinley. Roosevelt is believed to be one of the greatest presidents that the US has ever had. One of his biggest accomplshments was the Panama Canal.
  • First in Flight

    First in Flight
    The Wright Brothers made history in Kitty Hawk, NC by being the first to fly a heavier-than-air powered plane. They ushered in an invention that has been changing the world for over a hundred years.
  • A New View on Meat Packing

    A New View on Meat Packing
    Upton Sinclair's wrote "The Jungle" to potray the life of the immigrant in the US but the readers were more concerned with the large portion of the book pertaining to the corruption of the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century.
  • Model T

    Model T
    The Model T allowed the common middle-class the ability to take to the road. It was the best selling and widely used car in the early years of the industry.
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    The Four Amendments

    The 16th Amendment says that any tax is an indirect tax.
    The 17th Amendment says that Senators will be elected by the people.
    The 18th Amendment brought about Prohibition
    The 19th Amendment gave the women the right to vote.
  • A Cold and Horrfying April Night

    A Cold and Horrfying April Night
    Early on the morning of April 15, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Northen Altanic Ocean while on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York. It was one of the deadlist peacetime maritime disasters in history, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people.
  • A Rare Four-way Contest

    A Rare Four-way Contest
    Presidential election: Woodrow Wilson (D) wins with 42 percent of vote, defeating President William Howard Taft, who polled only 23 percent; Theodore Roosevelt returns from retirement, splits Republican party by forming Progressive (Bull Moose) party, & finishes second (27 percent of vote); Socialist Eugene V. Debs finishes strong fourth with 900,000 votes (6 percent; best showing ever for Socialist candidate)
  • The First Moving Assemble Line

    The First Moving Assemble Line
    Ford Motor Company was the first to install and use a moving assemble line. The company made cars at a record breaking pace, this helped him lower the price and mass produce his cars.
  • League of Nations First Meeting

    League of Nations First Meeting
    The League of Nations held their first council meeting in Paris, six days after the Versailles Treaty came into affect. Even thought the League of Nations was President Wilson's invention, the US was not apart of the League of Nations.