Tuesday, May 17, 2011
1901--President McKinley shot by anarchist; inauguaration of Theodore Roosevelt
1902--Roosevelt begins conservation of forests
1904--Roosevelt asserts US right to intervene in Latin America
1905--Albert Einstien proposes Special Theory of Relativity
1909--NAACP founded in New York City; inauguration of William H. Taft
1910--Fundamentalism begins with "Five Points"
1913--Inauguration of Woodrow Wilson
1914--World War I begins
1917--selective Service Act creates draft; Russian revoltions, USSR is formed
1919--Treaty of Versailles; League of Nations
1920--Panama Canal completed; Eighteenth Amendment prohibits alcohol
1921--Inauguration of Warren Harding
1924--Citizenship Act makes Native Americans citizens without impairing status as tribal members
1925--Inauguration of Calvin Coolidge
1929--Inauguration of Herbet Hoover; stock market crashes and Great Depression begins
1933--Inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Roosevelt begins "New Deal"
1935--Social Security Act provides retirement insurance
1941--Japan surprise attack on Pearl Harbor
1945--US A-bombs Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki; United Nations formed; inauguration of Harry Truman
1948--Israel created; NATO formed; Cold War begins
1948-54--Communism quashed in US
1953--Inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower
1955--Montgomery Bus Boycott; Supreme Court oders school desegregation
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