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American Decades of the 20th Century: Getting Started

The 20th Century

The 20th Century began on January 1, 1901 and ended on December 31, 2000.  It was the tenth and final century of the 2nd millenium.  

Inventions such as the light bulb, the automobile, and the telephone in the late 19th century, were followed by supertankersairliners, motorways, radio, television, antibioticsfrozen food, computers and microcomputers, the Internet, and mobile telephones.  These and many other 20th century inventions affected people's quality of life across the developed world. Scientific research, engineering professionalization and technological development drove changes in everyday life.

 

 

Websites for all Decades

History.com

Food throughout the decades

  • Cooking Through the Decades
    Read about food, recipes, and cooking styles from 1905-1999.
  • Food Timeline
    Trace food history from prehistoric times to the present, with links for every item on the timeline.

E-Books American Decades

Library of Congress American Memory Project

America's Story

America's LibraryAmerica's Library, a  Web site from the Library of Congress for kids and their families. This easy-to-use, colorful and interactive site is designed to make learning about history fun. Using rare and sometimes unusual items from the collections of the Library, the site aims to introduce children to many fascinating historical materials and the stories they tell. The site is being widely advertised by a public service campaign supported by the Ad Council with the theme:

"There is a better way to have fun with history... Log On, Play Around, Learn Something."

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Arts and Entertainment

    • Film History by Decade
The history of motion pictures by decade.
    • Oldies Music Calendar
 
   
   

History of the 20th Century

Top names of the 20th Century by Decade

U.S. History by Era

Fashion

Advertising in the 20th century

Library Media Specialist

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