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The Turn of the Century 1900-1909

-Business: 1897-1904, 4,227 firms merged into 257 corporate combinations

-1901 Following the assasination of President William McKinley, a relatively young (43) Theodore Roosevelt became President

-Typical work week: 10 hours per day, 6 days per week

-1909 William Howard Taft becomes President. Stopped many of the reforms that Teddy had started

 

-1900 Invention of the escalator

-1902 Invention of air conditioning

-1903 Wright Brothers' first flight

-1903 First silent motion picture to tell a story: "The Great Train Robbery"

-1904-07 Invention of the radio vacuum tube

-1907 First working helicopter

-1908 Ford introduces the "Model T," the first mass-production car -

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