Fraser Harb 1930s Timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes Office

    Herbert Hoover takes Office
    Herbert took office at a very difficult time, filled with people buying things they can't afford on credit/margin; this among many other factors brought the country into depression. Because he didn't believe in direct relief, though, he was blamed by the majority for the depression at the time.
  • Father Coughlin Attacks FDR and Jews

    Father Coughlin Attacks FDR and Jews
    This man preached over the radio. He had many listeners. He harshley criticized Franklin D. Rooosevelt and his new plan, The New Deal. Coughlin also criticized Jews, Communism, etc. and eventually was kicked off.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    Caused by overplowing of the land, unnatural uses of the Plains, and not so great farming technology, a decade of harsh dust storms occurred in the Plains. Most people stuck it out under the unbelievable conditons; however, some fled to California, leaving it all behind.
  • RFC

    This was established by Hoover to give people hope. Later, though, they gave up on him.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    These WWI veterans were in desperate need of the money they were to be paid in 1945 immediately. Sadly, they were shot down and beaten by soldiers.
  • FDR Elected

    FDR Elected
    Franklin D. Roosevelt followed his 5th cousin's (Teddy Roosevelt) example and became President. Many people admired Franklin because all the things he attempted to do to build the economy back up.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    This plan was made by new president Franklin Roosevelt. It stood for Relief, Reform, and Reconstruction. It included very many organizations and laws forming.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    This Act helps Indian's gain their rights as "Americanized" citizens. It states that their lands cannot be sold or exchanged unless permitted by them and the government itself. It also says they will be given an education, right to form businesses, etc.
  • Hitler Takes Power

    Hitler Takes Power
    Hitler started WWII and the Holocaust. He collected many Anti-Capitalism followers with his Socialist views.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    Several of these laws were passed until 1939, when the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor. They mainly restricted everything relating to war between countries, except that countries at war could purchase war materials as long as they used their own ships and paid cash.They were repealed on November 13, 1941 after the Lend-Lease Act.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This new system is still here today and very widely used. It is direct relief for the poor, elderly, handicapped, etc.
  • GM Sit-Down Strike

    GM Sit-Down Strike
    On this day in history, GM workers sat down at work in order to protest work conditions. The UAW's forty day strike was a major accomplishment for them.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    Japenese soldiers relentlessly killed about 300,000 and raped 80,000 women. Today, not many know about this horrible massacre.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    This book was written by John Steinbeck. It is about a poor family from th Midwest that got kicked off their farm and had to move to California.