Thursday, March 15, 2012

American History- Timeline of Major Events 1910-1919

* 1910 - Boy Scouts of America chartered
* 1910 - Mann-Elkins Act
* 1910 - Mann Act
* 1911 - Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil
* 1911 - First ever Indianapolis 500 is staged; Ray Harroun is the first winner
* 1912 - RMS Titanic sinks
* 1912 - New Mexico and Arizona become states
* 1912 - Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low
* 1912 - Theodore Roosevelt shot, but not killed, while campaigning for the Bull Moose Party
* 1913 - Woodrow Wilson becomes President
* 1913 - Federal Reserve Act
* 1913 - 16th Amendment, establishing an income tax
* 1913 - End of the Philippine-American War
* 1913 - The Armory Show opens in New York City introducing Modern art both American and European to the American public.
* 1913 - 17th Amendment, establishing direct election of U.S. Senators.
* 1913 - Underwood tariff
* 1913 - Henry Ford develops the modern assembly line
* 1914 - World War I begins in Europe
* 1914 - Mother's Day established as a national holiday
* 1914 - Federal Trade Commission created
* 1914 - Clayton Antitrust Act
* 1914 - ABC Powers
* 1915 - The Birth of a Nation opens
* 1915 - RMS Lusitania sunk
* 1916 - U.S. acquires Virgin Islands
* 1916 - Jeannette Rankin first woman elected to U.S. congress
* 1916 - Louis Brandeis appointed to Supreme Court
* 1916 - Adamson Railway Labor Act
* 1916 - Federal Farm Loan Act
* 1916 - Jone Act
* 1917 - Zimmermann telegram
* 1917 - U.S. enters World War I
* 1917 - Espionage and Sedition Acts
* 1917 - Lansing-Ishii Agreement
* 1917 - U.S. Virgin Islands purchased from Denmark
* 1917-1920 - First Red Scare, marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism
* 1918 - President Wilson's Fourteen Points, which assures citizens that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe
* 1919 - Treaty of Versailles ends World War I
* 1919 - United States Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations
* 1919 - 18th Amendment, establishing Prohibition
* 1919 - Black Sox Scandal during the that year's World Series, wherein the fallout lasts for decades

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