Synopsis by Sally Barber
In this nine-volume series, ABC News presents a comprehensive look at the significant people, places, and events defining the nation between 1900 and 1979. The first century to be documented on film, this informative and entertaining series presents a collection of historical footage depicting both the cultural and political forces of the period. History of the 20th Century, Vol. 1: 1900 - 1909 recounts the introduction of the motion picture, McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, Booker T. Washington's advocacy efforts for black Americans, the great earthquake which destroyed San Francisco, and more. The collection vividly recaptures the tumult and incredible changes occurring throughout the era.
century, decade, headlines, milestone