America's Century

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William Mckinley

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

First Airplane Flight

1903

Publication of The Jungle

1906

NAACP is founded

1909

William Howard Taft

1909 - 1913

16th Amendment - Federal Income Tax

1909

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

Henry Ford Develops the Assembly Line

1913

World War I Starts

1914

The Lusitania is Sunk

1915

The Russian Revolution

1917

World War I Ends

1918

Prohibition Begins

1920

1st Radio Broadcast

1920

19th Amendment - Womens Right to Vote

1920

Warren G Harding

1921 - 1923

Grandpa

1923

Traffic Signal - Garret Morgan

1923

Orchard School Founded

1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Rocket - Robert Goddard

1926

Lindbergh Solos the Atlantic

1927

1st Talking Movie

1927

Penicillin - Alexander Fleming

1928

Television - Vladimir Zworykin

1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

The Stock Market Crashes

1929

Japan Invades Manchuria

1931

Adolph Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

Franklin D Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

FDR Introduces New Deal Legislation

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

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 Normandy

1944

Harry S Truman

1945 - 1953

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

1945

Microwave - Percy Le Baron

1946

Velcro - George de Mestral

1948

The Berlin Airlift

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1949

North Korea invades South Korea

1956