Fraser Borkowski 1930's timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Just within 8 months of Herbert Hoover being in office the stock market crashed. This eventually grew into the great depression and the most severe economic crisis the United States has ever known. The United Stated blamed Hoover for the Stock Market Crash.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The dust bowl of the 1930's lasted a decade. The Dust Bowl of the northern plains were not nearly as bad as the southern plains. The agricultural devastation of the dust bowl deepened the depression and it was felt all through the United States.
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    This was created by Herbert Hoover's administration, this was created to lend out money during the depression. The money was only first supposed to be lent to be financial, industrial, and agricultural industries. Also it took out loans for other countries to protect us from war.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    The Bonus Army was made up of veterans of World War 1, and they were promised their bonus in 1945. Although by 1932 the United States slipped into the depression and the unemployed veterans wanted their bonus immediately. In 1932 15,ooo veterans, which many were unemployed, gathered in front of the capitol building demanding their bonus payment immediately.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt elected
    Franklin D Roosevelt won the election of 1932 and beat Herbert Hoover. Roosevelt's first action as being president was to deal with the banking crisis. Since the depression started a fifth of all the banks closed and people lost 15% of their savings accounts which made people lose hope in the banks. The day after Roosevelt taking office he ordered all the banks to close and asked congress to pass legislation which would guarantee that savers would not lose their money if there was another crisis
  • Hitler takes power

    Hitler takes power
    Within 6 month of Hitler being appointed Van Hindenburg died. When Van Hindenburg died in 1934 Hitler did not only take over the presidency, but for the election he found the greatest support from traditionally conservative small towns, but he took over the control of the armies. Hitler got Germany’s economy back on track.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    Franklin D. Roosevelt designed the New Deal to solve the problems related to the Great Depression. The New Deal was to try to solve everything imaginable such as social, economic, financial, ect. Within Roosevelt’s first hundred days many acts were introduced which were to form the basis of the New Deal.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    Coughlin was actually at first a supporter of FDR, and he was big for unions. Although after FDR got into office he wasn't really a fan anymore, for he thought that FDR's policies could have gone a little farther and that they didnt exceed their full potential.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    The Indian Reorganization Act protected the sale of Indian reservations, and the government created a credit system for Native Americans. Also the Indian Reorganizational Act gave Native Americans the opportunity to get an education and funds for trade, vocational, elementary, and secondary schools.
  • Neutrality Act

    Neutrality Act
    The Neutrality Act imposed a general embargo on trading in arms and war materials with all parties in a war. The Neutrality Act also stated that Americans traveling on war ships were traveling at their own risk.
  • Social Securtiy Act

    Social Securtiy Act
    The Social Security Act had three major parts to it. First was old-age insurance for retirees 65 or older and their spouses, and this part of the Social Security Act was comforting for people and helped them make a retirement plan. Second the Unemployment compensation system, but this was funded by federal tax on employers, and the initial payments ranged from $15-$18 per week. Third was the Aid to families with dependent children and the disabled, and this was paid for by federal funds.
  • GM sit-down strike

    GM sit-down strike
    This GM sit-down strike lasted 44 days, and it was because the United Auto Workers wanted to earn recognition for the UAW as a barging company for GM workers, and to make the company stop shipping work to plants with nonunion workers.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The rape of nanjing is also known as the naking, and there is an estimate of thousands of people dieing. They were brutally beaten and 800 chinese were raped.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck one of the country's most famous authors. The book The Grapes of Wrath reveals the lives of Oklahomans who left the Dust Bowl and ended up in California, and it showed where their hardships continued.