America's Century

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First airplane flight

1903

Publication of the Jungle

1906

NAACP is founded

1909

16th Amendment- Federal Income Tax

1913

Henry Ford develops the assembly line

1913

World War 1 starts

1914

The Lusitania is sunk

1915

The Russian Revolution

1917

World War 1 ends

1918

19th Amendment- Women's Right to Vote

1919

1st radio broadcast

1920

Prohibition begins

1920

Orchard School founded

1923

Lindbergh solos the Atlantic

1927

1st talking move

1927

The Stock Market crashes

1929

Japan invades Manchuria

1931

FDR introduces New Deal legislation

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

Adolph Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

1933

WPA

1935

Social Security Act

1935

Germany invades Poland

1939

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

Mark Beesley is born

December 4, 1941

D-Day invasion of Normandy

1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945

The Berlin Airlift

1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1948

North Korea invades South Korea

1950

Inventions

Traffic Signal- Garrett Morgan

1923

Rocket- Robert Goddard

1926

Penicillin- Alexander Fleming

1928

Television- Vladimir Zworykin

1929

Xerox- Chester Carlson

1938

Blood plasma preservation- Dr. Charles Drew

1938

Microwave- Percy Le Baron

1946

Velcro- George de Mestral

1948

Presidents

William Mckinley

March 4, 1879 - September 14, 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

September 14, 1901 - March 4, 1909

William H. Taft

March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913

Woodrow Wilson

March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921

Warren G. Harding

March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923

Calvin Coolidge

August 2, 1923 - March 4, 1929

Herbert Hoover

March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 4, 1933 - April 12, 1945

Harry S. Truman

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953