In Dayton, Tennessee, a high school science teacher, John T. Scopes, is accused of teaching evolution in violation of a state law against it

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Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad conductor, dies

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Suffragist Jeanette Rankin elected to U.S. House of Representatives

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Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," is born

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Billie Holiday born

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U.S. declares war on Germany, enters World War I

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Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Eisenhower

The Presidents

"The Presidents," part of the American Experience series on PBS, explores the lives and times of the individuals who have held the highest office in the land. One can look at the presidency in the 20th century and through its office see the drama of contemporary America—war, economic hardship, women's rights, race relations, our triumphs and our tragedies—it is all there. EDSITEment also has a companion feature/index that highlights video segments as they pertain to relevant EDSITEment content.

Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at Sarajevo, Bosnia

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Poet Gwendolyn Brooks is born

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Congress adopts the 19th Amendment

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