Life of Industrial America Coupled by War

Timeline created by JWill85
In History
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    President McKinley was shot twice in the chest by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist from Detroit at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo. The President would succumb to his wounds two weeks later and Leon would be sentenced to death for his actions.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sworn into Office

    Theodore Roosevelt Sworn into Office
    Theodore Roosevelt would be sworn into office as result of the assassination of President McKinley.
  • Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine

    Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine
    The corollary stated that not only were the nations of the Western Hemisphere not open to colonization by European powers but that the United States had the responsibility to preserve order and protect life and property in those countries.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    A United States federal law that provided the federal inspection of meat products and forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of poisonous patent medicines.
  • Sixteenth Amendment

     Sixteenth Amendment
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population. It was legally ratified in 1913.
  • Election of Woodrow Wilson

    Election of Woodrow Wilson
    Wilson carried 40 states and won a large majority (435 out of 531) of the electoral vote, taking advantage of the split in the Republican Party. He beat out Theodore Roosevelt who was running for a third term, the first by any American President
  • Federal Reserve Act

     Federal Reserve Act
    Congress developed the Federal Reserve Act to establish economic stability in the United States by introducing a central bank to oversee monetary policy.
  • Segregation

    Segregation
    As soon as he took office, President Wilson authorized segregation in the federal work place
  • Global Industrial Powerhouse

    Global Industrial Powerhouse
    America was an Industrial Powerhouse in the first two decades of the 20th century. America was the main supplier to its allies in World War I
  • World War I

    World War I
    World War I begins with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Grand Duchess Sophie
  • RMS Lusitania

    RMS Lusitania
    Germans sank the RMS Lusitania and over a hundred American lives were lost.
  • America Joins World War I

    America Joins World War I
    President Wilson believed an imminent German victory would drastically and dangerously alter the balance of power in Europe. Congress declares war on Germany.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    The act eventually required all men between the ages of 21 to 45 to register for military service
  • Influenza Pandemic

    Influenza Pandemic
    t is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.
  • 14 Points

    14 Points
    The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. They were outlined in a speech by President Wilson in a joint session with Congress.
  • End of The Great War

    End of The Great War
    German military forces withdrew from France and Belgium bringing an end to the war.
  • 19th Amendment: Women's Right To Vote

    19th Amendment: Women's Right To Vote
    The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote
  • National Prohibition Amendment

    National Prohibition Amendment
    It banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. and its possessions.