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Growth and Reform
(1900 - 1913)

1900The Foraker Act establishes a government for Puerto Rico
1900The citizens of Hawaii receive American citizenship
1900Gold Standard Act
1900William McKinley reelected president    GO !
1901U.S. President McKinley assassinated, Theodore Roosevelt sworn in as successor    GO !
1901Supreme Court insular cases
1901Platt Amendment approved by Congress    GO !
1902Drago Doctrine
1902Filipino-American War ends    GO !
1903Big Stick Diplomacy
1903Hay-Herran Treaty
1903Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty    GO !
1903Elkins Act - eliminates use of rebates by railroads
1904Theodore Roosevelt elected president    GO !
1904Roosevelt Corollary
1904Over next two years, United States intervenes in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Cuba
1905Lochner v. New York (beginning of the "substantive due process" era)
1906Pure Food and Drug Act
1906Meat Inspection Act
1906Hepburn Act - strengthens powers of ICC
1907Oklahoma is the 46th admitted to the Union
1907Gentleman's agreement with Japan
1908Aldrich Vreeland Act
1908Root-Takahira Agreement
1908William Howard Taft elected president    GO !
1909NAACP formed
1910Mann-Elkins Act
1911United States intervenes in Nicaragua
1912Alaska receives territorial status
1912New Mexico is the 47th admitted to the Union
1912Arizona is the 48th admitted to the Union
1912Progressive party founded by T Roosevelt    GO !
1913Bill creating U.S. Federal Reserve System becomes law    GO !
1913Woodrow Wilson becomes 28th U.S. president    GO !
1913Sixteenth Amendment (income tax)    GO !
1913Underwood Tariff - effort to increase competition in industry
1913Seventeenth Amendment (direct election of senators) passed    GO !
Related Articles/Works
Daily Life
The Exotic Orient
Blatant Realism
The Canal and the Americas
United States and Asia
Taft and Wilson
A Nation of Nations
Roosevelt's Reforms
The Group of Eight
Wilson's Declaration of Neutrality
The New Star Chamber and Other Essays
The Presidential Election - Our Duty.
Bryan or McKinley? The Present Duty of American Citizens.
What Next?
The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism
The Religious Argument
The Election of 1900
Will it Pay?
The Puerto Rican Tariff Law
Imperialism
The Issue in the Presidential Campaign
Chapter XLIX - The Fourteenth Amendment
Chapter LI - Interstate Commerce; Railroads; Trusts: Amendments; The Presidency; Conclusion

Documents
Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands
(7 July 1898)
The Platt Amendment
(2 March 1901)
Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
(18 November 1903)
Platform of the Progressive Party
(7 August 1912)
16th Amendment
(3 February 1913)
17th Amendment
(8 April 1913)
Federal Reserve Act
(23 December 1913)
Clayton Antitrust Act
(1914)
Federal Trade Commission Act
(1914)


Conflicts
Philippine-American War
The Philippine revolution for independence after America's purchase of the colony from Spain


Notables
Music     John Phillip Sousa
Charles Ives
Art     Mary Cassatt
Frederick Maxfield Parrish
Newell Convers Wyeth
Jessie Willcox Smith
Edwin Austin Abbey
Frank E. Schoonover
Howard Pyle
Georgia O'Keeffe
Louis Comfort Tiffany
James McNeill Whistler
Winslow Homer
John Singer Sargent
William Glackens
Thomas Moran
Howard Chandler Christy
George Luks
Everett Shinn
Ralph Albert Blakelock
Albert Pinkham Ryder
Frederic Remington
Frank Lloyd Wright
Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred H. Maurer
Marsden Hartley
John Marin
Stanford White
Nathaniel Currier
Arthur Dove
Robert Henri
John Sloan
George Bellows
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Literature     Sara Teasdale
Edwin A Robinson
Edgar Lee Masters
Bret Harte
James Fenimore Cooper
Mark Twain
Amy Lowell
Upton Sinclair
Jack London
Theodore Dreiser
Henry James
Henry Louis Mencken
William Dean Howells
Charles Dudley Warner
History     William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Alva Edison
Harriet Tubman
Booker Taliaferro Washington
Andrew Carnegie
John Davison Rockefeller
W.E.B. DuBois
Henry Cabot Lodge
Elihu Root
John Milton Hay
William Jennings Bryan
Henry Lewis Stimson


Maps
Territorial Growth 1900
The Organization of Territories in the United States since 1803
The Indians in the United States
The Cherokee Country