Fraser Dewandeler 1930s Timeline

  • Herbert Hoover Takes Office

    Herbert Hoover Takes Office
    The 31st President of the United States, people often blamed the Great Depression on him because he was President during it. No one really knows if it was his fault, but many think it truly wasn't.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    This was a time when severe dust storms created farming problems for Americans and Canadians. The soil was very bad and turned into dust. The high winds spread the dust around and created something like black lung for many people who experienced it.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The US tried to stay neutral for World War II. World War I was a costly annoyance for many Americans, and for the country of America. People didn't need another way at the time, so the US passed acts to try to stay neutral, such as the Ludlow Amendment
  • RFC

    RFC
    The RFC was made afte WWI to aid in the finances of banks, life insurance companies, railroads, and other large businesses. It was the Reconstruction Finance Corporation administrated by Herbert Hoover in order to lessen the blame on him for the Depression.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    The Bonus Army was an army of veterans who protested in Washington D.C. and burned down houses and buildings in order to make a statement.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    This was an idea from FDR to try to help many Depression victims make their way out. This was very popular with many Americans because they felt like they got a second chance. This was a series of implemented programs.
  • Hitler Takes Power

    Hitler Takes Power
    Arguably the most powerful leader of all time was appointed as chancellor on January 30th, 1933. This man was Adolf Hitler, who ended up being a very powerful ruler of Germany.
  • FDR Elected

    FDR Elected
    The Americans were in need of a new leader. They have begun to suffer what is known as one of the most powerful periods of the history of America, the Great Depression. FDR was elected by a longshot, as Americans saw him as the lone hope for their country.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    This was known as the Indian New Deal. It secured rights to Native Americans. It also restored the managements of their assets to many Native Americans.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    Father Charles Coughlin was a priest from Michigan. He supported Roosevelt at first, then he did not approve of him after he founded the National Union for Social Justice.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This was passed as part of FDR's New Deal. This was created in order to protect what was seen as dangers to human life, such as old age or unemployment. It provided benefits to those who had it and were unemployed or in poverty.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Social security was created in 1935 during the Great Depression. FDR signed the Social Security Act on August, 14 1935. It was part of his New Deal in order to bail out many of the Depression victims.
  • GM Sit-Down Strike

    GM Sit-Down Strike
    This sit-down strike occured in Flint, Michigan. The GM workers literally sat down on their jobs. The strike lasted 44 days and gave the UAW (United Auto Workers) industrial union the right to organize and represent its employees.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    This was a notorious mass murder that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing. No one knows exactly how many people died, but some estimate around 200,000 people. 20,000-80,000 women were raped by soldiers.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    This was a book written by John Steinbeck about a poor family who had a string of bad luck with their farm. The family travels to California, hoping for a new start. This was a typical story for those who lived in Oklahoma like they did.