Fraser Kisell 1930's Timeline

  • Herbert Hoover Takes Office

    Herbert Hoover Takes Office
    Herbert Hoover took office on January 1st, 1929. He was a republican. Herbert Hoover was president during The Great Depression. He believed that self reliance and public-private cooperation was the key to economic success.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl was dust storms that spanned from 1930 to 1936. (And in some cases until 1940.) These storms damaged the ecological and agricultural damage to the prairie. The dust created huge clouds, and some people breathed it in and coughed up dirt balls.
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    Fraser Kisell 1930's Timeline

  • RFC

    RFC stood for Reconstruction Finance Corporation. This was a government agency that would use taxpayer dollars to provide aid to struggling banks, factories, and railroads.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    The Bonus Army was 17,000 WWI veterans and their families that marched at the nation's capital. The Bonus Army was led by Walter W. Waters. There was bonus certificated promised to WWI veterans, and they wanted it now. These were not due until 1945, however. These men were marching to get their bonuses, because most of them had been out of work since The Great Depression.
  • FDR Elected

    FDR Elected
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected in 1932. He would eventually be elected a record 4 terms. He created The New Deal, and because of him, presidents are allowed to have a maximum of 2 terms.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deals were set between 1933 and 1936. They were passed during the first term of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The programs were set during The Great Depression to help with recovery, relief, and reform.
  • Hitler Takes Power

    Hitler Takes Power
    Adolf Hitler took the oppurtunity he saw in post WWI. He rose to power by using his powerful speech skills and condemning the Jews and Communists for all of Germany's losses, and promised to regain Germany's lost land back. Hitler was the reason for the start of WW2 and the Hollocaust.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    The Indian Organization Act went into effect on June 18, 1934. This act gave Native American tribes some of their land back and let them have a tribal constitution if they wanted. This act was based on the fact that tribes should exist for an indefinite period of time.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were passed to respond to WW2 in Europe and Asia.They were passed to keep the U.S. neutral in the war. These acts were repealed in 1941 so they could retalliate to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Social Security started in 1935. It helped give people welfare. People that were eligible for this were old people, retired people, the unemployed, needy families, and other programs. Social Security was created to help give some money to the economy, and was supposed to bring them out of the depression.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Social Security was created in 1935. It gave old age benefits for workers, benefits for people in accidents, unemployment benefits, and benefits for other disabilities. This was made to give the unemployed people some money.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    Father Charles Coughlin was a Michigan Priest. He sympathized with Hitler and the Nazi's. He said that the depression was a conspiracy of Jewish bankers. He also blamed the Russian Revolution on the Jews.
  • GM Sit-down Strike

    GM Sit-down Strike
    The GM sit down strike happened in 1936 and 1937. This occured in Flint, Michigan. After they took over the plant, they were recognized as the UAW.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    In the Rape of Nanjing, the Japanese troops captured the city of Nanjing, China. It started in December of 1937 and lasted until March of 1938. During this short period of time, there were between 250,000 to 300,000 murders, and it was estimated that 20,0000 women were raped. They did this because of a railway bombing that was controlled by Japan. The Chinese troops were no match for the Japanese.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath was a 1939 novel written by John Steinbeck. The book is set in The Great Depression about a family who is having a tough time.