America's Century: Timeline

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President McKinley

1897 - 1901

NAACP is founded

1901

President T. Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

First Airplane Flight

1903

Publication of "The Jungle"

1906

President Taft

1909 - 1913

Henry Ford Develops the Assembly Line

1913

16th Amendment- Federal Income Tax

1913

President Wilson

1913 - 1921

World War I Starts

1914

The Lusitania is Sunk

1915

Russian Revolution

1917

World War I Ends

1918

1st Radio Broadcast

1920

19th Amendment- Women's Right to Vote

1920

Prohibition Begins

1920

President Harding

1921 - 1923

Orchard School Founded

1923

Traffic Signal- Garrett Morgan

1923

President Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Rocket- Robert Goddard

1926

Lindbergh Solos the Atlantic

1927

1st Talking Movie

1927

Penicillin- Alexander Fleming

1928

The Stock Market Crashes

1929

Television- Vladimir Zworykin

1929

President Hoover

1929 - 1933

Colleen Brown (Grandma) Was Born

1930

Japan Invades Manchuria

1931

FDR Introduces New Deal Legislation

1933

Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

President F.D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

WPA

1935

Social Security Act

1935

Blood Plasma Preservation- Dr. Charles Drew

1938

Xerox- Chester Carlson

1938

Germany Invades Poland

1939

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

D-Day Invasion of Normand

1944

President Truman

1945 - 1953

Microwave- Percy Le Baron

1946

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1948

The Berlin Airlift

1948

Velcro- George de Mestral

1948

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

1949

North Korea Invades South Korea

1950