It was the largest city in the state of Texas, and it had become a thriving commercial port. On September 8,however, the Great Galveston Hurricane roared ashore, devastating the island with mph winds and a storm surge in excess of 15ft.
Bethune is regarded as a leading contributor to the education of African-American students in the early 20th century. November 8, - Theodore Roosevelt wins his first election for President after serving three years in the office due to the death of William McKinley. He defeats Democratic candidate Alton B.
Parker, to in the Electoral College vote. November 24, - The first successful field tractor is invented by American Benjamin Holt, using a caterpillar track to spread the weight in heavy agricultural machinery.
March 4, - President Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated for his second term. April 6, - In the ruling of Lochner vs. New York, the ten hour work day law and sixty hour work week law for bakers is overturned by the U. Work rule laws are routinely overturned until the West Coast Hotel Company vs.
Parrish case in May 15, - The city of Las Vegas, Nevada is formed with the sale of one hundred and ten acres in the downtown area. The world's fair would host eighteen nations and three colonies, and close on October 15 with attendance of 1.
More April- The San Francisco earthquake occurs, estimated at 7. Its proximity to the epicenter of the San Andreas Fault and the subsequent fire that followed the quake and aftershocks left reported deaths, although estimates in the future peg that figure at nearly 3, Refugee camps were constructed at twenty-one sites throughout the city, including the PresidioFort Pointand Golden Gate Park.
It would become the National Collegiate Athletic Association in June 8, - President Theodore Roosevelt grants protection to Indian ruins and authorizes presidents to designate lands with historic and scientific features as national monuments.
This act, now known as the Antiquities Act, which would be utilized by Roosevelt to expand the National Parks system over his term was utilized for the first time on September 24, with the proclamation of Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, an foot volcanic column.
On June 29, legislation by Congress would continue to expand the national park system when it establishes Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, preserving the most notable prehistoric cliff dwellings in the United States of America.
November 9, - The first official trip abroad by a United States president occurs when Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a trip to inspect the progress in the construction of the Panama Canal.
March 13, - Another financial crises occurs in the business community with the beginning of the Financial Panic and Depression of The ship would be sunk by a German U-boat in during World War Icosting 1, people their lives.
November 16, - The Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory are combined to form Oklahoma and are admitted into the Union as the 46th state. December 16, - The United States Great White Fleet of sixteen battleships and twelve thousand men begin their first round the world cruise.
January 9, - Muir Woods National Monumentnamed after conservationist John Muir, is added to the National Park System by a proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt after the two hundred and ninety-five acres of coastal redwood forest is donated by William Kent. On February 7,he would continue the expansion of federally protected lands with Jewel Cave National Monument in southwest South Dakota.
More May 14, - Technology moves forward as the first passenger flight on a plane occurs when Wilbur Wright escorts Charles W. October 9, - The U. Bureau of Public Roads completes an initial two mile macadam surface through Cumberland Gap with the Object Lesson Road, one of the first efforts to test a hardened road.
April 6, - Admiral Robert E.During the decade of the 's, World's Fairs of various sizes were held throughout the United States to stimulate the local economies as public works projects to pull the country out of depression.
They were also used a public confidence projects to buoy the spirit of a nation in economic turmoil. The Galveston Hurricane remains the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.
Although Galveston was rebuilt, it never reestablished itself as the major port of call it once was. The city was soon overshadowed by Houston, some miles inland and connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a canal.
The history of the United States is what happened in the past in the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was President during most of the s. In , Most Americans thought the United States should remain neutral, and some people thought the United States should enter the war on the side of the Germans.
Eventually. Historians contend that between 10, and 12, people died during the storm, at least 6, of them on Galveston Island. One side listed the dead. The other reported the devastation of the storm. In the first week after the storm, according to McComb's book, telegraph and water service were restored.
state and federal governments, a. Historians contend that between 10, and 12, people died during the storm, at least 6, of them on Galveston Island. One side listed the dead. The other reported the devastation of the storm.
In the first week after the storm, according to McComb's book, telegraph and water service were restored. state and federal governments, a.
At the end of the 19th century, Galveston, Texas was booming with a population of approximately 40, residents. It was the largest city in the state of Texas, and it had become a thriving commercial port.