America's Century: Time Line 1900-1950

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first airplane flight

1903

Publication of The Jungle

1906

NAACP founded

1909

Henry Ford develops the assembly line

1913

16th amendment-federal income tax

1913

WWI starts

1914

The Lusitania sunk

1915

the Russian revolution

1917

WWI ends

1918

1st radio broadcast

1920

19th amendment-women's right to vote

1920

prohibition begins

1920

talking movie

1923

Orchard School founded

1923

traffic signal-garret morgan

1923

rocket-Robert Goddard

1926

Lindbergh solos the Atlantic

1927

penicillin-Alexander Fleming

1928

the stock market crashes

1929

television-Vladimir Zworykin

1929

Japan invades Manchuria

1931

FDR introduces new deal legislation

1933

Tennessee valley authority

1933

Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

oldest grandparent

1933

WPA

1935

Social Security Act

1935

blood plasma presvervation-Dr. Charles Drew

1938

xerox-Chester Carlson

1938

Germany invades Poland

1939

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

D-day invasion of Normandy

1944

atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945

microwave-Percy Le Baron

1946

velcro-George De Mestral

1948

the Berlin airlift

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1949

North Korea invades South Korea

1950

presidents

Mckinley

1897 - 1905

T. Roosevelt

1905 - 1909

Taft

1909 - 1913

W. Wilson

1913 - 1921

Harding

1921 - 1925

Coolidge

1925 - 1929

Hoover

1929 - 1933

FDR

1933 - 1949

Truman

1949 - 1953