America's Century

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McKinley

1897 - 1901

T. Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

First Airplane Flight

1903

Publication of The Jungle

1906

Taft

1909 - 1913

NAACP is Founded

1909

Wilson

1913 - 1921

16th Amendment- Federal Income Tax

1913

Henry Ford develops the Assembly Line

1913

World War I Starts

1914

The Lusitania is sunk

1915

The Russian Revolution

1917

World War I Ends

1918

19th Amendment- Women's Right to Vote

1919

Prohibition Begins

1920

1st Radio Broadcast

1920

Harding

1921 - 1923

Traffic Signal (Garrett Morgan)

1923

Orchard School Founded

1923

Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Rocket (Robert Goddard)

1926

1st Talking Movie

1927

Lindbergh solos the Atlantic

1927

Penicillin (Alexander Fleming)

1928

Television (Vladimir Zworykin)

1929

Hoover

1929 - 1933

The Stock Market Crashes

1929

Japan Invades Manchuria

1931

F.D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

FDR introduces New Deal Legislation

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

1933

Social Security Act

1935

The Birth of my oldest grandparent

1935

WPA

1935

Xerox (Chester Carlson)

1938

Blood Plasma preservation (Dr. Charles Drew)

1938

Germany Invades Poland

1939

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

D-Day invasion of Normandy

1944

Atomic Bomb is dropped on Hiroshima

1945

Microwave (Percy Le Baron)

1946

The Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Velcro (George de Mestral)

1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1949

North Korea invades South Korea

1950