Fraser Sehi 1930s Timeline

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    1930's Timeline

  • Herbert Hoover Takes Office

    Herbert Hoover Takes Office
    Herbert Hoover became the 31st President after defeating Alfred E. Smith, a Democrat. He was the first president to have to deal with the Great Depression. People had high expectations for him, but they were dissapointed when he was not owning up to what he said he would do.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl took place in the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. This are of land is also known as the Great Plains, and this is where a lot of farming goes on in America. People left these areas to move north, and the land was not being used anymore. Therefore a drought started, and the land became a giant desert. The wind would blow all of the sand and dust around causing dust storms.
  • RFC

    Herbert Hoover's biggest plan on restoring the economy was the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. This gave up to 2 billion dollars for emergencies, life ensurance, railroads, banks, and other large businesses. This was to help hire people and to give people money to spend and boost the economy.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    Ten to Twenty thousand war verterans, many from WWl, rally Capital to convince congress to give them their bonuses from serving in the war. Congress passed an act in 1924 that promissed the veterans to 500 dollars cash. These soldiers came to get their money because of the tough economy.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected
    Roosevelt was the 32nd president, and beat Hoover to take office. His main goal as president was to take control of the Great Depression. He started working on this before he was even sworn in as president.
  • Hitler Takes Power

    Hitler Takes Power
    Adolf Hitler took power of Germany when Hindenburg died August 2, 1932. He represented the Nazi party, which was not one of the popular parties(Communist and Socialist). Germany was also in a depression, and Hitler told the people of Germany that he had the cure for the hard times.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    Roosevelt created this program to solve problems of the Great Depression. With this he promised the people economic recovery, financial reform, and relief for people in need. Congress passed 15 New Deal policies in 100 days.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FRR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FRR, Jews
    A Roman Catholic priest and politician, Father Charles Coughlin was not afraid to tell people how he felt. He had a radio talk show, and on that show he would talk about political and economical problems, rather than religious matters. He would talk about how much he did not like Jews and FDR's New Deal.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    This Act brought major changes to government decisions. They focused on three major ideas: political, cultural, and economic. Also, this helped the restoration of Indian Resorvations to tribal ownership.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were Congress' way of making sure that the United States stayed neutral in any war. These acts consisted of banning the production and selling of weapons and bank loans to other countries. It also banned the selling of arms and bank loans in civil wars.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This was one of many results of The New Deal. Social Security had three main parts to it; insurance to people that are retired and over the age of 65, and their spouses, compensation for the unemployed, and money for families with kids that were disabled and needed the money. This system helped many families through hard times.
  • GM Sit-down strike

    GM Sit-down strike
    The United Auto Workers Union(UAW) planned a stike in one of General Motors' largest plants in Flint, Michigan. This strike would close the Flint plant along with the Cleveland plant. Strikers stayed inside of the plant to keep people out, unlike normal strikes that take place outside of a working facility.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The Japanese invaded Nanjing, which was the capital of the Republic of China. They murdered nearly 100 thousand people, and they raped nearly 80 thousand women.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath was a novel written by John Steinbeck. This book was written about the people from Oklahoma who fled to California during the Dust Bowl. It showed all of the hard times thsese people had with moving and living in the dust.