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  • The 19 amendment

    The 19 amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • Lusitania

    a British ocean cruise liner that was sunk on 7 May 1915 by a German U-boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 1198 people 123 of which were American which caused the United States to declare war on Germany two years later.
  • Year first women elected to Congress

    Year first women elected to Congress
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Montana in 1916, and again in 1940.
  • Selective service act

    Selective service act
    authorized the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription.
  • lennen led Russian revolution

    lennen led Russian revolution
    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country's enemies.
  • The sedition

    The sedition
    the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government bonds.
  • The 1918 influenza pandemic

    The 1918 influenza pandemic
    an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus, with the second being the swine flu in 2009.
  • The Fourteen Points

    The Fourteen Points
    a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918, speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson.
  • The US rejects the League of Nations membership

    The US rejects the League of Nations membership
    the Senate rejected a peace treaty. By a vote of 39 to 55, far short of the required two-thirds majority, the Senate denied consent to the Treaty of Versailles. ... The United States never ratified the Treaty of Versailles, nor did it join the League of Nations.
  • Schenk vs. US

    Schenk vs. US
    legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 3, 1919, that the freedom of speech protection afforded in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment could be restricted if the words spoken or printed represented to society a “clear and present danger.”
  • Flappers

    Flappers of the 1920s were young women known for their energetic freedom, embracing a lifestyle viewed by many at the time as outrageous, immoral or downright dangerous. Now considered the first generation of independent American women, flappers pushed barriers in economic, political and sexual freedom for women.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    the prosecution of science teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school, which a recent bill had made illegal.
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    rose to prominence as a chronicler of the jazz age. The success of his first novel, “This Side of Paradise” (1920), made him an instant celebrity. His third novel, “The Great Gatsby” (1925), was highly regarded, but “Tender is the Night” (1934) was considered a disappointment. He died before completing his final novel, “The Last Tycoon” (1941), but earned posthumous acclaim as one of America’s most celebrated writers.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    (1856-1924), the 28th U.S. president, served in office from 1913 to 1921 and led America through World War I (1914-1918). An advocate for democracy and world peace, Wilson is often ranked by historians as one of the nation's greatest presidents
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    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades.
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    began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers).
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    Great migration

    The Great Migration, sometimes known as the Great Northward Migration or the Black Migration, was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations