Fraser Whitt 1930s timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the United States. The stock market crashed 8 months after he took office, so he was blamed of course.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    Charles Coughlin was a very controversial roman Catholic preacher. He was very harsh on Roosevelt saying he was too friendly to bankers. He also was hinting on attacks of jewish Bankers.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    in the summer of 1931, there was a long drought, and dust storms would rip through the air. Crops died, and the soil practically turned to dust. Many farmers moved to California in hopes of new jobs. The dust bowl stretched fromTexas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico.
  • RFC

    a.k.a the Reconstruction Finance Corperation. This was an agency that gave $2 billion in aid to state and local governments. It also made loans to banks, railroads, mortgage associations, and other businesses.
  • the Bonus Army

    the Bonus Army
    The bonus army was a group of army veterans. They demanded their bonus pay promised to them by Major General Butler. A group of 43,000 marchers -including the veterans- stormed Washington D.C. in protest.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. He was also the only President in history to be elected to 3rd and 4th terms.
  • Hitler takes power

    Hitler takes power
    Hitler took power of Germany in 1933. He became Germany's chancellor, also known as the prime minister, This gave him power, and soon he began to take advantage of that power.
  • the New Deal

    the New Deal
    The New Deal was introduced in the 1930s by Roosevelt. It was a set of policies used to promote the recovery of the U.S. economy.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    Also called the Wheeler-Howard Act, it secured certain rights to Native Americans. the Native Americans were returned to a self-government, and were allowed management of their own land
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were passed by Congress in the 1930s due to problems in Europe, which would lead up to World War II. The acts were passed in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939. The U.S, wanted to stay out of any affairs due to how much WWI had cost.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    the Social Security act was signed by President Roosevelt. It gave old-age benefits and insurance to workers,
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Social Security started in 1935. Social Security means Federal Old-Age or the OASDI program in the United States.
  • GM sit-down strike

    GM sit-down strike
    Union workers learned that GM was moving dies of of Fisher #1 in Flint, so they marched into the factory and held a sit-down strike. A sit-down strike is when the workers occupy the factory and keep management out.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    Also called the Nanking Massacre, this was a mass murder and rape of the Chinese by the Japanese. It occured in the 6 week period following the capture of the city Nanjing.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath isa novel written by John Steinbeck. the novel was based on the Great Depression. It tells about a family of sharecroppers who live inOklahoma. they suffered from drought, and were caught in the Dust Bowl. They set out for California in hope of new jobs and land.