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timeline of the 20 century

  • galveston storm

    The sum of people dead was 6,000 to 8,000 and half the city lay in ruin. To rebuild the city, galveston had to create the commision plan. This worked but took a great deal of time.
  • spindletop

    Spindletop produced a giant plume of oil that could be seen 10 miles away. Spindletop strike mark the beginning of the texas oil boom. Over a 9 day period, some 800,000 barrels of oil shoot out of the well.
  • WWI

    During the Mexican revolution world war one broke out in europe. Germany surrendered in november 1918. The popular german food known as sauerkraut was renamed to "liberty cabbage."
  • The 18th amendment

    Prohibitation effectivly resulted in a public demand for illegal alchohol,making producers and distributers. It banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alchohol. Therefore the price of illegal beverages rose to an amount that could not be afforded.
  • The 19th amendment

    This amendment was made to allow women to vote for government officials. Women had the right just as men had. Victory took decades of protests. It was a lenghty struggle.
  • First Woman governer of Texas

    Miriam A. Ferguson was the first female governer of Texas. She campaigned against the KKK. She was later impeached from office.
  • Great depression and dust bowl

    Great depression and dust bowl
    The dust bowl was a severe drought in the southwestern great plains region. The depression was less severe in Texas than it was in many other states. Most Texas farmers could at least feed their families and the oil industry provided many jobs.
  • WWII

    This involved the sad time of the holocaust. The war started just over twenty years after WWI. Adolf Hitler was defeated by our allies in Europe on May 8,1945.
  • Sweatt vs. painter

    This event involved african americans being forced to attend seperate schools from white students. Sweatt had his application to create a seperate law school for african americans denied in 1946.The year sweatt re-enrolled for the Texas School of Law, the us supreme courtruled that segregation in schools violated the constitution.
  • Brown vs. board of education of Topeka

    A lawsuit that challenged the segregation of public schools. The decision of the u.s. supreme court shocked and angered many white Texans .The Texas legislature passed laws that kept Texas schools segregated until the 1960's.
  • Presidential Election of 1960

    John F. Kennedy was elected this in this year. Kennedy was assasinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas. He was the youngest person ever elected as U.S president.
  • Henry B. Gonzalez elected to the US congress

    Henry was born on May 3, 1916. He was elected to office due to the resignation of John Kiladay. He served his last year on January 3,1999 when he resigned from office.
  • Assasination in Dallas- Texan in D.C

    John F. Kennedy was shot while cruising in downtown dallas with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. He was assasinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was executed two days later.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    While the war was taking place Lyndon B. Johnson was in office.
    More than 2,100 texans lost their lives in the war and 58,000 people total died in the war. By June, 82,000 combat troops were stationed in Vietnam
  • Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act

    Outlawed major forms of descrimination against racial, ethnic, national, and religeous minorities, and women. Prohibits states from imposing any voting qualifications or prerequisite.
  • Barbara Jordan Elected to US Congress

    Barbra Jordan was born on February 21, 1936 and died at the age of 59 on January 17, 1996 in Austin, Texas. She retired from politics in 1979 and became an adjunct professor. She was a democrat and the 1st african american to represent Texas in the U.S. congress.
  • 1st Republican Governer of Texas since 1870's

    William Clements had won the election by 17,000 votes. Executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the states military forces. William P. clements served as governor for 4 years
  • VP George Bush in Reagan administration

    George W. Bush took the white house for dedication in a traditional American values in life. In his lifetime, he was vice president of the United States and president only once. During one of his terms he served for Ronald Reagan.
  • George Bush as president

    George H. W. Bush was in office from january 20, 1989- january 20,1993. George H. W. bush sereved in the military from 1942-1945 as a lieutenant (junior grade). George H. W. bush went to Yale University for his college years.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    One of the most main reasons the war started was because saddam Hussien accused Kuwait of lowering the worlds oil prices.He ordered an attack un august 2,1991. Within hours they have taken control of Iraq.
  • 9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S

    9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S
    Two planes were hijacked in flight and crashed into New York's World trade center. Both towers had collapsed due to the crashes. This was an act of Terrorism. The pentagon was also hit by a hijacked plane and many other attacks were attemped.