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The long twentieth century
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Plessy v. Ferguson:
Supreme Court decision holds that racial segregation is constitutional, paving the way for the repressive Jim Crow laws in the South (May 18).
William McKinley 25th President of the United States
USS Maine is blown up in Havana harbor (Feb. 15), prompting U.S. to declare war on Spain (April 25). Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War (Dec. 10); Spain gives up control of Cuba, which becomes an independent republic, and cedes Puerto Rico, Guam, and (for $20 million) the Philippines to the U.S.
US annexes Hawaï by an act of Congress
American population 76 million
McKinley second inauguration
He is shot by an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, N.Y., and later dies from his wounds (Sept. 14). He is succeeded by his vice president, Theodore Roosevelt.
Panama Canal + Wright Brothers
U.S. acquires Panama Canal Zone (treaty signed Nov. 17). Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained flight in heavier-than-air aircraft at Kitty Hawk, N.C. (Dec. 17).
Theodore Roosevelt's second term in office
Bureau of Investigation (today FBI) is created
William Howard Taft becomes President
Woodrow Wilson becomes President + 17th Amendment is ratified
Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, providing for the direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote rather than by the state legislatures (April 8).
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