Americas's Century (1900-1950)

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William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

First airplane flight

1903

Pulblication of the Jungle

February 28, 1906

William H Taft

1909 - 1913

NAACP is founded

February 12, 1909

16 amendment

1913

Henry Ford develops the assembly line

1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

World War I (begins and ends)

1914 - 1918

Lustitania is sunk

1915

The Russian Revolution

1917

19th amendment

1920

First radio broadcast

1920

Prohibition begins

1920

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

Traffic signal (Garrett Morgan)

1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Orchard School founded

1923

Rocket (Robert Goddard)

1926

Lindbergh solos the atlantic

1927

First talking motion picture

1927

Penicillin (Alexander Fleming)

1928

Stock market crashes

1929

Television (Vladimir Zworykin)

1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Japan invades Manchuria

1931

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

FDR introduces New Deal legislation

1933

Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Social Security Act

1935

Works Progress Administration

1935

Blood plasma preservation (Dr. Charles Drew)

1938

Xerox (Chester Carlson)

1938

Germany invades Poland

1939

Grandfather is born

1940

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

D-Day invasion of Normandy

1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Microwave (Percy Le Baron)

1946

The berlin airlift

1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1948

Velcro (George de Mestral)

1948

North Korea invades South Korea

1950