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20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History is an eight-part series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the 20th Century. 61 pivotal events and the people involved are examined at specific points in time.
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1900 - 1907
  • 1900 - The Gold Standard Act is Ratified by Congress
  • 1901 - Dr. Walter Reed Discovers Yellow Fever is Transmitted by Mosquitoes
  • 1901 - McKinley is Shot and Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President
  • 1902 - 140,000 Mine Workers Go Out on Strike
  • 1902 - The Government Passes the Newlands Reclamation Act
  • 1903 - Wright Brothers Fly at Kitty Hawk
  • 1906 - Upton Sinclair's Novel "The Jungle" is Published
  • 1906 - U.S. Takes Over Construction of the Panama Canal
  • 1907 - Frank Lloyd Wright Completes the Robie House in Chicago
20TP-001 $25.00/yr
1908 - 1918
  • 1908 - Ford Introduces the Model T
  • 1909 - W.E.B. DuBois Founds the NAACP
  • 1911 - Hollywood Founded
  • 1913 - 16th Amendment Allows Progressive Income Tax
  • 1913 - 17th Amendment Caps a Period of Election Reforms
  • 1914 - Clayton Anti - Trust Act Passed
  • 1914 - 1917 - America Prepares for World War I
  • 1917 - America Enters World War I
20TP-002 $25.00/yr
1919 - 1928
  • 1919 - Prohibition Begins
  • 1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote
  • 1923 - Teapot Dome Scandal Typifies the Roaring 20's
  • 1924 - J. Edgar Hoover Named Head of the FBI
  • 1925 - The Scopes Monkey Trial
  • 1926 - Goddard Initiates the Space Age
  • 1926 - David Sarnoff Founds NBC
  • 1927 - Charles Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic
20TP-003 $25.00/yr
1929 - 1943
  • 1929 - "Black Tuesday" Foretells the Great Depression
  • 1932 - Amelia Earhart: Record - Breaking Woman Aviator
  • 1933 - President Roosevelt's 'One Hundred Days' Begins his New Deal
  • 1935 - President Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act
  • 1936 - Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority
  • 1940 - Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is Published
  • 1941 - Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
20TP-004 $25.00/yr
1944 - 1952
  • 1944 - D - Day "Operation Overlord"
  • 1945 - The U.S. Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
  • 1947 - The Marshall Plan for Europe
  • 1950 - President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea
  • 1950 - 1953 The Korean War
  • 1951 - Alan Freed Introduces Rock and Roll
20TP-005 $25.00/yr
1953 - 1963
  • 1953 - John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior
  • 1954 - Senator Joseph McCarthy is Condemned by the Senate
  • 1954 - Brown v. Board of Education
  • 1955 - Rosa Parks is Arrested
  • 1960 - Nixon - Kennedy Televised Debates
  • 1962 - Astronaut John Glenn is the First American to Orbit the Earth
  • 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 1963 - Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
20TP-006 $25.00/yr
1964 - 1973
  • 1964 - President Lyndon Johnson Announces the Great Society
  • 1964 - Vietnam War: Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • 1965 - Black Urban Riots Begin
  • 1968 - Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive
  • 1970 - First Earth Day
  • 1972 - Watergate
  • 1973 - Vietnam War: Cease - Fire Ends War
20TP-007 $25.00/yr
1973 - 1999
  • 1973 - Second Battle of Wounded Knee
  • 1973 - Roe v. Wade
  • 1976 - Personal Computers Herald the Post Industrial Age
  • 1983 - The Grenada Conflict
  • 1987 - Alan Greenspan Becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • 1990 - The Gulf War Demonstrates American Military Supremacy
  • 1991 - End of the Cold War
  • 1994 - Whitewater Leads to the Impeachment of President Clinton
  • 1999 - Y2K Ends the American Century
20TP-008 $25.00/yr