Fraser McCloskey 1930s timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Hoover was President during the stock market crash. He tried to solve the Great Depression with volunteer work.
  • RFC

    Agency that gave 2 billion dollars to aid state and local governments. It was set up and continued by the new deal.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    A group of 43,000 people, 17,000 of these people veterans, protesting about not getting their veteran bonuses. The army was sent in to break them up and stop the protesting.
  • Hitler takes power

    Hitler takes power
    Hitler initially lost the election for president to Hindenberg. However, Hindenberg was not happy with the current chancellor, so Hitler took that position.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    FDR was the only president that has served more than two terms in office. In his first hundred days, he launched the new deal which helped bring the country out of depression.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    An economic stimulus that FDR deployed. It eventually helped to get America out of the depression.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    A controversial priest that used the radio to reach followers. He used his radio station to five out antisemetic remarks.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    Granted certain right to Native Americans, including Alaskans. Also let the Native Americans control their own land and created an economic foundation for Indian reservations.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    Severe dust storms that were caused by overfarming of the prarie states. The dust bowl lasted about 10 years.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Social Security is when money is taken from someone's paycheck for them to live off of it later. The act also assisted children, the blind, and unemployed people.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Federal program that gives finanial aid to people of old-age. The money comes from payroll deductions.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    They were acts that slowed the involvement with foreign nations. This was an attempt to keep out of the conflicts that eventually turned into World War II.
  • GM Sit-down strike

    GM Sit-down strike
    This strike made the UAW stronger and strengthened the auto industry. The workers locked themselves in and refused to work while everyone else was forced to stay outside.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    Six week period of mass murder and rape following the Japanese capture of Nanjing. Nanjing was the former capitol of the republic of China.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    A book that focuses on the great depression. It is about a family that moves to California to escape the dust bowl.