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Joseph Gurney Cannon

Republican Speaker of the House (1903-1911), was an old guard Republican, who prevented any progressive Republican legislation from being passed. Unprecedented abuses of power led to him being stripped of his position.


William D. Boyce

Founder of the Boy Scouts of America (1910).


Los Angeles Times bombing

The 1910 dynamiting of the L.A. Times building by labor leaders.


Jack Johnson

The first African-American heavyweight boxing champion. His 1910 defeat of white James Jeffries, nicknamed The Great White Hope, led to bitter white race riots across the U.S.


Edward Douglass White

A centrist-conservative Democrat appointed to Chief Justice by Pres. Taft in 1910.


Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Around 140 young women and girls died in this 1911 factory fire leading to workplace reforms.


Apportionment Act of 1911

Set the number of seats in the House of Representatives at 435.


Great Blue Norther of November 11, 1911

A cold snap that affected the central U.S., states broke record highs and record lows on the same day.


Yukio Ozaki

Tokyo mayor gifted cherry blossom trees to the U.S. in 1912 to symbolize friendship between Japan and the U.S.


RMS Titanic

"Unsinkable" British ship which sank n 1912 and brought with Her over a thousand victims.


Progressive Party

A party formed in 1912 after Teddy Roosevelt lost the Republican party nomination to incumbent Taft. AKA, Bull Moose Party.


United States presidential election, 1912

Democrat Woodrow Wilson defeats incumbant Republican Taft, who comes in third after Progressive Party nominee Teddy Roosevelt. Socialist Eugene V. Debs attracted 1,000,000 votes this election.


Little Theatre Movement

This theater movement began around 1912 as a response to the growing popularity of cinema, and featured very close, personal plays performed for small audiences.


Sea Scouting

A Boy Scouts program, founded in 1912, which allowed young adults to learn about a life at sea.


16th Amendment

(1913) Gave the federal government the ability to collect income tax.


Inez Milholland

Suffragist and leader of the Women's Suffrage Parade of 1913.


Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

A segregated suffrage parade coinciding with Wilson's inauguration, in which many women were mistreated by the crowds.


Alice Paul

Suffragist, main leader and strategist of the 1910's campaign to pass the 19th Amendment. After 1920, Paul led the National Woman's Party and campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment. She was successful in having gender included in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


The Armory Show

A 1913 New York City exhibition of Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism movements. Angered Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, drew a distinction between American art, and the more sophisticated art of Europe.


17th Amendment

(1913) Passed to ensure the direct election of U.S. senators.


Leo Frank

A Jewish-American who was lynched in 1915 for the alleged rape and murder of a young woman.


Woolworth Building

A Manhattan skyscraper constructed in 1913 which for more than a decade was the tallest in the world.


September Morn

A painting by Paul Émile Chabas depicting a nude woman, aggressively targeted by Anthony Comstock in 1913.


Moro Rebellion

Armed conflict from 1899-1913, in response to US occupation of the Philippines. Heavy Moro casualties, an example of imperialist U.S. aggression.


Revenue Act of 1913

Wilson signed this law into effect, reinstating the income tax and lowering tariff rates.


Indianapolis Streetcar Strike of 1913

A breakdown in public order triggered by a strike of streetcar operators.


Great Lakes Storm of 1913

This, the worst storm to ever hit the Great Lakes region, resulted in millions of dollars of losses.



The first packaged cigarette company, since 1913.


Tampico Affair

(1914) Results in a breakdown of diplomatic relations between the US and Mexico, caused by misunderstandings between American and Mexican sailors, and the refusal of Mexico to give a 21-gun salute.


Ludlow Massacre

The violent deaths of 20 people, 11 of them children, during an attack by the Colorado National Guard on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20, 1914.