1900 - 1950 timeline

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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

Henry Ford develops the assembly line

1913

16th Amendment - 1st federal income tax

1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

WW1

1914 - 1918

The Lusitania is sunk

1915

The Russian revolution

1917

19th Amendment - women's right to vote

1920

1st Radio Broadcast

1920

Prohibition begins

1920

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

Traffic Signal - Garret Morgan

1923

Orchard Schol founded

1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Rocket - Robert Goddard

1926

Lindbergh flies solo over the Atlantic

1927

1st talking movie

1927

Penicillin - Alexander Fleming

1928

Television - Vladmir Zworykin

1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

The stock market crashes

1929

Japan attacks Manchuria

1931

Grandpa

1931

FDR introduces the New Deal

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

Hitler becomes the chancellor of Germany

1933

Franklin Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

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 Normandy

1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Microwave - Percy Le Baron

1946

Velcro - George de Mestral

1948

The Berlin Air lift

1948

Noth Atlantic Treaty Organization

1949

North Korea Invades South Korea

1950