US History II 1900-1920 The Progressive Era

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  • Gold Standard

    Gold Standard
    The Gold Standard Act is passed making the U.S. currency the gold standard
  • President William McKinley wins second term

    President William McKinley wins second term
  • President William McKinley is shot

    President William McKinley is shot
    President William McKinley is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. He dies a week later and Theodore Roosevelt (McKinley's VP) is inaugurated president.
  • Marconi transmits first two-way radio communication

    Marconi transmits first two-way radio communication
    Guglielmo Marconi transmits the first two-way radio transmission between Europe and the United States. The transmission is between President Theodore Roosevelt and the King of England.
  • Panama Canal Treaty is signed

    Panama Canal Treaty is signed
    President Theodore Roosevelt signs the Canal Treaty with Panama which allows the U.S. to take the lead in building the Panama Canal.
  • Wright Brothers first flight

    Wright Brothers first flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first sustained manned flight in Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina
  • President Theodore Roosevelt is inagurated

    President Theodore Roosevelt is inagurated
    President Theodore Roosevelt wins his first election and is inaugurated to his second term after taking office due to the death of William McKinley.
  • Antiquities Act

    Antiquities Act
    The Antiquities Act was granted by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect Indian ruins. This would later be used by the president to expand the National Parks system.
  • William Howard Taft is elected President

    William Howard Taft is elected President
  • NAACP is formed

    NAACP is formed
    The National Conference of the Negro is held where the National Association for the Advancement Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
  • Standard Oil Company is disolved

    Standard Oil Company is disolved
    Under the Sherman Antitrust Act, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Standard Oil is an unreasonable monopoly and is ordered to dissolve.
  • Woodrow Wilson is elected President

    Woodrow Wilson is elected President
  • 16th Amendment passed

    16th Amendment passed
    The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would be adopted allowing the Department of Treasury to impose an income tax.
  • National Park Service is established

    National Park Service is established
    President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation into law creating the National Parks System.
  • Woodrow Wilson wins a second term as President

    Woodrow Wilson wins a second term as President
  • The U.S. officially enters World War I

    The U.S. officially enters World War I
    The U.S declares war on Germany and enters World War I with the allies.
  • The 18th Amendment is passed

    The 18th Amendment is passed
    The 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed advocating the prohibition of alcohol throughout the U.S.
  • Treaty of Versailles is signed

    Treaty of Versailles is signed
    The Treaty of Versailles is signed that officially ends World War I.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified giving women the right to vote.
  • Warren G. Harding is elected President

    Warren G. Harding is elected President