20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History
Program 1: 1900-1907 (#101)
Program 1: 1900-1907
1900- The Gold Standard Act Is Ratified by Congress
1901- Dr. Walter Reed Discovers Yellow Fever Is Transmitted by Mosquitoes
1901- McKinley Is Shot and Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President
1902- 140,000 Mine Workers Go Out on Strike
1902- The Government Passes the Newlands Reclamation Act
1903- Wright Brothers Fly at Kitty Hawk
1906- Upton Sinclair's Novel “The Jungle” Is Published
1906- U.S. Takes Over Construction of the Panama Canal
1907- Frank Lloyd Wright Completes the Robie House in Chicago [28 minutes]
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Social Studies
- Series Length
- 8 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 27 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: This new series highlights significant developments in science, art, politics, technology, and popular culture, providing a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the twentieth century.
All Upcoming Episodes
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These episodes of 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Program 8: 1973-1999 (#108)
- Program 7: 1964-1973 (#107)
- Program 6: 1953-1963 (#106)
- Program 5: 1944-1952 (#105)
- Program 4: 1929-1943 (#104)
- Program 3: 1919-1928 (#103)
- Program 2: 1908-1918 (#102)
- Program 1: 1900-1907 (#101)