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20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

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AVP 13
216 min.
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Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.
20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History is an eight-part series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the 20th century at specific points in time that were significant pivotal points in history. Rare archival footage and photographs, authentic recordings, and other primary source documents bring history to life, while stunning graphics and engaging narration lend context and clarity to the subject. The series has been developed specifically for classroom use. It is organized around established standards and thoughtfully divided into chapters, with each volume functioning as either a full-length program or as focused support for specific study areas.

The detailed Teacher's Guide has been prepared to aid the teacher in utilizing materials contained within the program. In addition to this introductory material, the guide contains: Suggested Instructional Notes, Student Learning Goals, Points for Teachers, Related Segments from other Turning Points and Internet Resources.

Series includes:
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
1908 Ford Introduces the Model T
1909 W.E.B. Du Bois Founds the NAACP
1911 Hollywood Founded
1913 16th Amendment Allows Progressive Income Tax
1913 17th Amendment Caps a Period of Election Reforms
1914 Clayton Anti-Trust Act Passed
1914 -1917 America Prepares for World War I
1917 America Enters World War I
1919 Prohibition Begins
1920 Women Gain the Right to Vote
1923 Teapot Dome Scandal Typifies the Roaring 20's
1924 J. Edgar Hoover Named Head of the FBI
1925 The Scopes Monkey Trial
1926 Goddard Initiates the Space Age
1926 David Sarnoff Founds NBC
1927 Charles Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic
1929 "Black Tuesday" Foretells the Great Depression
1932 Amelia Earhart: Record-Breaking Woman Aviator
1933 President Roosevelt's 'One Hundred Days' Begins his New Deal
1935 President Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act
1936 Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority
1940 Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is Published
1941 Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
1944 D-Day "Operation Overlord"
1945 The U.S. Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
1947 The Marshall Plan for Europe
1950 President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea
1950 - 1953 The Korean War
1951 Alan Freed Introduces Rock and Roll
1953 John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior
1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy is Condemned by the Senate
1954 Brown v. Board of Education
1955 Rosa Parks is Arrested
1960 Nixon-Kennedy Televised Debates
1962 Astronaut John Glenn is the First American to Orbit the Earth
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
1964 President Johnson Announces the Great Society
1964 Vietnam War: Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1965 Black Urban Riots Begin
1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive
1970 First Earth Day
1972 Watergate
1973 Vietnam War: Cease-Fire Ends War
1973 Second Battle of Wounded Knee
1973 Roe v. Wade
1976 Personal Computers Herald the Post Industrial Age
1983 The Grenada Conflict
1987 Alan Greenspan Becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve
1990 The Gulf War Demonstrates American Military Supremacy
1991 The End of the Cold War
1994 Whitewater Leads to the Impeachment of President Clinton
1999 Y2K Ends the American Century

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