Wilson to FDR

  • Wilson Inaugurated

    Wilson Inaugurated
    Woodrow Wilson was sworn into office on March 4, 1913. The day before, suffragist Alice Paul organized a parade "in a spirit of protest against the present political organization of society, from which women are excluded."
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    This amendment is put into effect under Wilson, allowing for the popular vote of federal Senators, something that had not been standard until then.
  • Undewood Tariff Signed

    Undewood Tariff Signed
    Wilson signs the Underwood Tariff, lowering rates considerably in order to increase foreign trade.
  • U.S. Declares War on Germany

    U.S. Declares War on Germany
    Wilson signs the declaration four days after asking Congress for one, and the AEF mobilizes under John J. Pershing. The U.S. intervention would effectively help end the war by 1918.
  • Harding Inaugurated

    Harding Inaugurated
    Described as a "great looking president", Harding is inexperienced in international affairs, and reflects the views, or lack there of, of the American public.
  • Tea Pot Dome Scandal

    Tea Pot Dome Scandal
    An incident involving several members of Harding's cabinet leasing government land to oil companies.
  • Harding Dies

    Harding Dies
    The president dies while on a speaking tour in California. At first, many speculated that his death was the result of foul play, but this was disproven later on.