1895

 

Battle for Cuban independence (1895)

1896

"All Coons Look Alike to Me"

"Down in Poverty Row"

William McKinley is President of the United States (1897)

Battleship Maine explodes in Havana, Cuba (1898)

Treaty of Paris signed (1898)

 

1899

"Hello! Ma Baby"

Open Door Policy

1900

"He Lies in the American Land"

"Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Hawaii becomes a U.S. territory

Boxer Rebellion

1901

"I'll Overcome Some Day"

William McKinleyis assassinated

Theodore Roosevelt is President of the United States

Pennsylvania coal mine strike (1902)

Roosevelt Corollary issued (1904)

1905

"We'll Understand it Better By and By"

 
1906

"You're a Grand Old Flag"

1909 NAACP formed (1909)

William Howard Taft is President of the United States (1909)

1910

"El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez"

"Chinatown, My Chinatown"

"Cancion mixteca"

Mexican Revolution

Arizona, New Mexico statehood (1912)

Henry Ford introduces assembly line (1913)

Federal Reserve Act (1913)

Woodrow Wilson is President of the United States (1913)

1914

"St. Louis Blues"

Clayton Antitrust Act

Panama Canal opens

World War I begins

1915

"I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier"

"Solidarity Forever"

Lusitania sinks

1917

"Over There"

Russian Revolution

The U.S. Declares war on Germany

Armistice (1918)

Influenza epidemic (1918-1919)

1919

 

"The Alcoholic Blues"

Treaty of Versailles

The Red Scare (1919-1920)

1920

"So Long! Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone?)"

"The Japanese Sandman"

"Women's Doxology"

"The Argentines, the Portuguese, and the Greeks"

"How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?"

"Ching-A Ling's Bazaar"

Prohibition begins

Women win suffrage

Harlem Renaissance

first radio station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, begins broadcasting

1921

"I'm an Indian"

"Ain't We Got Fun"

U.S. signs peace treaties with defeated central powers

Emergency Quota Act

Washington Conference

Teapot Dome Scandal (1923)

Calvin Coolidge is President of the United States (1923)

1925

 

The Great Gatsby is published (1925)

Scopes Trial (1925)

1927

"Lindbergh, The Eagle of the U.S.A."

Lindbergh flight

Sacco and Vanzetti executed

The Jazz Singer, the first talking movie, premieres

General Motors surpasses Ford as top auto producer

Philo T. Farnsworth invents television

 

1928

"Henry's Made a Lady out of Lizzie"

Kellogg-Briand Pact

Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight

1929

"Follow the Drinking Gourd"

"Black and Blue"

Herbert Hoover is President of the United States

Stock Market Crash

 

1930

 

Unemployment reaches 5 million people (1930)

1935

"Can the Circle Be Unbroken?"