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The 20th Century in America


The 1900s brought great progress to the United States. At the beginning of the century, automobiles were being tested. At the end of the 1990s, a space station was being built.

The Seneca Falls Convention for Women's Rights
The Seneca Falls Convention was a gathering of Americans from around the country to further the cause of women's rights, including the right to vote (or suffrage). The convention took place on July 19 and July 20, in 1848, in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Women Win the Right to Vote in America
might sound hard to believe, but women in America have been voting for only 80 years.

Panic in the Streets: War of the Worlds on the Radio
Can a radio program cause a mass panic? It certainly did in 1938, as a hoax put on by a group of theater performers drove thousands of people into the streets in terror.

The Enduring Mystery of D.B. Cooper
Who was D.B. Cooper, and is he still alive? Those two questions go hand-in-hand as part of an enduring mystery surrounding the only unsolved hijacking of a U.S. aircraft. It is a case that has remained unsolved since 1971. 

A Century in Review
This review of the 1900s was put together by students just like you!

Culture & Society in the 20th Century
Your About Guide to 20th Century History takes you on a joyride through American cultural history. Learn all about how people lived in the ealry 1900s. In some cases, it was exactly the same as how we live today.

Women's History
One of THE best sites on the Internet for researching Women's History. Let your About Guide take you through this fascinating part of history step by step.

Flight History
Learn more about the history of plane flight. Site includes many photos and archival material.

Child Labor in America 1908-1912
Did you know that some children worked 12 hours a day in the early 20th Century? This site from The History Place tells you more.

Way Back--Technology in 1900
You probably don't know too many people who were alive in 1900. But this site has lots of fun stuff to look at, including the first cars, the first telephones, and the first music video. (That's right, MTV wasn't the inventor!) Also, check out some predictions from 1900 to see how close they came to coming true.

Early Adventures with the Automobile
Read how some of the automobile's first drivers liked their experiences! You can also see pictures of those old cars. Some things have changed a great deal, but other things ...

Divided Highways
The story of the American highway system and how it grew is chronicled at this PBS site.

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