American Literature C 1901-1914

Shawn, Holly and Lance


the first powered airplane

10/10/1902 - 12/17/1903

Wilbur flies a glider in earlier tests Kitty Hawk, Oct. 10, 1902.Orville’s brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet.
The Wright Brothers - First Flight,1903

Los Angeles Owens Valley Aquaduct Opened


Los Angeles Owens Valley Aquaduct Opened
First owners rivers

New York's Grand Central Terminal Opens



the found of Hollywood

02/10/1913 - 04/4/1914

DeMille formed the Lasky Film Company (which years later evolved into Paramount Pictures), and the next year went west to California and produced the successful six reeler, The Squaw Man (1914), of historical significance as the first feature length film produced in Hollywood.
Cecil B. DeMille


First License Plates Issued in the U.S.


he first state-issued license plates were issued in Massachusetts, beginning in 1903. The very first plate, featuring the number "1," was issued to Frederick Tudor. (One of his relatives still holds an active registration on the plate.)
The First License Plates Issued in the U.S.

Boy Scouts Established in U.S.


Boy Scouts Established in U.S.
Boy Scouts

17th Amendment


17th Amendment allows for direct elections of senators.
17th Amendment:

16th Amendment


16th Amendment allows for establishment of income tax.
16th Amendment

World War I begins

1914 - 1919

World War I begins in Europe.
World War I

Panama Canal opens


The panama canal officially opened
Panama Canal

Personal Income Tax Introduced in U.S.



Wolffork Baptist Church Singing School


Wolffork Baptist Church Singing School. [School]()

Rabun Gap

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Established


Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is an independent boarding school offering small class sizes and a solid academic foundation in the liberal arts
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The first passenger train came to Clayton


The railroad was finally crossed in 1903 and track to Clayton was completed in 1905.

Carrying the Mail from Blalock to Rabun Gap


the Mail was first time carried from Blalock to Rabun Gap. [Dock King carried mail]()


US president Mckinley Assassinated


On September 6, 1901, U.S. President William McKinley spent the morning visiting Niagara Falls with his wife before returning to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in the afternoon to spend a few minutes greeting the public.
U.S. President William McKinley Assassinated

U.S. Passes the Chinese Exclusion Act


Oklahoma admitted to Union as 46th state


Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state.

William Howard Taft elected 27th president

1909 - 1913

27th U.S. President [William Howard](Taft

The found of FTC


When the FTC was created in 1914, its purpose was to prevent unfair methods of competition in commerce as part of the battle to “bust the trusts.