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Fraser Konopka 1930s Timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the United States. Shortly after he took office, the stock market crashed. Because he didn't fix the economy while he was in office, many people blamed him for the Great Depression.
  • RFC

    The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was created by Hoover in 1932. The RFC gave $2 billion in loans to banks in order to help the economy.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    Veterans of World War I were promised a bonus. They wanted it early, and when congress wouldn't give it to them they marched in Washington, D.C. Two marchers were killed during the march.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd president. He was the only president to be elected for four terms. He created the New Deal in order to help America out of the Depression.
  • Hitler Takes Power

    Hitler Takes Power
    Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg. The Nazi Party became the most popular political party in Germany when Hitler was appointed chancellor.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was created by Roosevelt. It was several programs designed to help the ecomony. Many of the programs created in the New Deal still exist today.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl was a series of dust storms in the 1930s. It was the result of a drought and the storms would last for days and block out the sun. The dust bowl got its name after Black Sunday in 1935.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 was meant to increase self-government among indian tribes. It encouraged them to make constitutions, and it gave them back surplus land that was taken away from them earlier. This act was also called the Wheeler-Howard Act.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Social Security was established in order to provide for the elderly when they were no longer able to work. It makes sure that workers still get benefits after they're too old to have a job.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Social Security was created to give benefits to elderly people who don't work anymore. They paid money while they were working, and it was given back to them when they retired.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were laws that were supposed to make sure that the United States didn't become involved in foreign affairs like it did in World War I. There were four acts total.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    Father Coughlin was a priest that hosted a radio show in the 1930s. At first, he supported Roosevelt but later was agains FDR and the New Deal.
  • GM Sit-down strike

    GM Sit-down strike
    Workers in Flint, Michigan sat down at their jobs. They stayed in the plant until the strike was over. The strike lasted 44 days.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    Japan was trying to take control of China during the Sino-Japanese war. Japanese soldiers marched into the city Nanjing and killed 200,000 Chinese people. Women were raped and beaten before they were killed.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath was a book written by John Steinbeck. It was about an Oklahoma family who was trapped in the Dust Bowl in the 1930s.