1900-1920

Timeline created by NamanyaJSmith
  • William Mckinley is Shot

    President Mckinley is shot and died from his wounds shortly after, on the 14th of Spetember.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President

    Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President
    After Mckinley's assassination, his Vice President took his place and ended up serving two terms.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation is Established

    Founded by Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Bonaparte and J. Edgar Hoover.
  • The Fire of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

    The fire that trapped around 600 women workers and killed nearly a third of them, due to poor working conditions and safety. This lead to increased awareness of workplace safety and more labor strikes.
  • Woodrow Wilson is Elected

    Woodrow Wilson is Elected
    Wilson became president shortly before conflicts arose throughout Europe and played an important role in history because he served during WWI.
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

    Germany shot down a passenger ship, killing several Americans as well, which brought attention in the U.S. to the conflict in Germany and helped to encourage America in their decision to enter the war.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Germany sent a telegram to Mexico, proposing an alliance in the case of Germany at war with U.S. It was not successful.
  • America Declares War on Germany

    After tensions throughout Europe had escalated into full-blown war and America started to be affected in their own ways, they entered into the war overseas.
  • Spanish Flu

    An influenza named the Spanish Flu because of its supposed origins at the time being in Spain, spread all throughout the army camps and the world during WWI and killed more American soldiers than war combat did.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    This was the treaty ending World War I but was later rejected in America by the Senate.