1900-1950

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First airplane flight: 1903

1903

Publication of The Jungle: 1906

1906

NAACP is founded: 1909

1909

19th Amendment– Women's Right to Vote: 1909

1909

16th Amendment–Federal Income Tax: 1913

1913

Henry Ford develops the assembly line: 1913

1913

World War I starts: 1914

1914

The Lusitania is sunk: 1915

1915

The Russian Revolution: 1917

1917

Oldest grandparent: 1918

1918

World War I ends: 1919

1919

1st Radio Broadcast: 1920

1920

Prohibition begins: 1920

1920

Orchard School founded: 1923

1923

Lindbergh solos the Atlantic: 1927

1927

1st talking movie: 1927

1927

The Stock Market crashes: 1929

1929

Japan invades Manchuria: 1931

1931

Adolph Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany: 1933

1933

FDR introduces New Deal legislation: 1933

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority: 1933

1933

WPA: 1935

1935

Social Security Act: 1935

1935

Germany invades Poland: 1939

1939

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor: 1941

1941

D-Day invasion of Normandy: 1944

1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima: 1945

1945

The Berlin Airlift: 1948

1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization: 1949

1949

North Korea invades South Korea: 1950

1950

Inventions

Traffic signal–Garrett Morgan: 1923

1923

Rocket–Robert Goddard: 1926

1926

Penicillin–Alexander Fleming: 1928

1928

Television–Vladimir Zworykin: 1929

1929

Blood plasma preservation–Dr. Charles Drew: 1938

1938

Xerox–Chester Carlson: 1938

1938

Microwave–Percy Le Baron: 1946

1946

Velcro–George de Mestral: 1948

1948

Presidential Administrations

William McKinley (1897-1901)

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

1901 - 1909

William H. Taft (1909-1913)

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

1929 - 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

1933 - 1945

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

1945 - 1953