America's Century: Timeline

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President McKinley

1897 - 1901

President T. Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

NAACP is founded

1901

First Airplane Flight

1903

Publication of "The Jungle"

1906

President Taft

1909 - 1913

President Wilson

1913 - 1921

16th Amendment- Federal Income Tax

1913

Henry Ford Develops the Assembly Line

1913

World War I Starts

1914

The Lusitania is Sunk

1915

Russian Revolution

1917

World War I Ends

1918

Prohibition Begins

1920

19th Amendment- Women's Right to Vote

1920

1st Radio Broadcast

1920

President Harding

1921 - 1923

President Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Traffic Signal- Garrett Morgan

1923

Orchard School Founded

1923

Rocket- Robert Goddard

1926

1st Talking Movie

1927

Lindbergh Solos the Atlantic

1927

Penicillin- Alexander Fleming

1928

President Hoover

1929 - 1933

Television- Vladimir Zworykin

1929

The Stock Market Crashes

1929

Colleen Brown (Grandma) Was Born

1930

Japan Invades Manchuria

1931

President F.D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

FDR Introduces New Deal Legislation

1933

Social Security Act

1935

WPA

1935

Xerox- Chester Carlson

1938

Blood Plasma Preservation- Dr. Charles Drew

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

Velcro- George de Mestral

1948

The Berlin Airlift

1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1948

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

1949

North Korea Invades South Korea

1950