Life at the Turn of the Century

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Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act

1890

Political/Diplomatic

Escalator was Created by Jesse W. Reno

1891

Inventions/Innovations

First Gasoline-powered Car

1892

Inventions/Innovations

Ellis Island opens as a center to screen immigrants.

1892

Social/Economic

The Zipper was created

1893

Inventions/Innovations

William McKinley defeats William Jennings Bryan for the presidency

1896

Political/Diplomatic

The first comic strip appears in Joseph Pulitzer's New York World

1896

Cultural

John Philip Sousa composes "Stars and Stripes Forever"

1896

Cultural

President Grover Cleveland vetoes literacy bill for immigrants

1897

Political/Diplomatic

Composer Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" helps popularize ragtime music

1899

Cultural

'Gentleman's Agreement' limits Japanese immigration to the U.S

1900

Political/Diplomatic

L. Frank. Baum publishes "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

1900

Cultural

Wright Brothers First Airplane

1903

Inventions/Innovations

Great San Francisco quake leaves over 400 dead and 200,000 homeless

1906

Social/Economic

Ford Motor Company produces the Model T

1908

Social/Economic

The Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage

1912

Social/Economic

Henry Ford introduces the automated assembly line

1913

Social/Economic

Sixteenth Amendment gives Congress the power to levy an income tax

1913

Political/Diplomatic

Panama Canal

1914

Inventions/Innovations

Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes " Tarzan of the Apes"

1914

Cultural