Fraser Shadik 1930's Timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. Many people blamed him for the Great Depression. These false accusations resulted in names such as "Hooverville" and "Hoover blanket."
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    In the time following the war, the price of crops dropped drastically, and a drought descended on the Plain states. Farmers tried to make more crops to make up the lost money. Digging up the soil made it loose, and when the winds blew there were major dust storms across the area for 6 years.
  • RFC

    The RFC, or Reconstruction Finance Corporation, was established by Herbert Hoover in order to fix the Great Depression. It gave $2 billion to state and local governments across the country. It was an important part of stopping the depression.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    A group of 17,000 World War I veterans along with family and friends, marched in Washington D.C. demanding the money that they had been promised. Although they were supposed to get it in 1945, they wanted it then because of the depression. They were driven away by soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He is usually considered the President who got America out of the depression due to his New Deal program. He was also the only president elected more than two terms.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a plan by Franklin D. Roosevelt to release the country from depression. It included healing the banking, railroad, and farming industries back to economic strength. It then dealt with promoting labor unions, started relief programs, and minumum wage.
  • Indian Reorganization Acts

    Indian Reorganization Acts
    The Indian Reorganization Act was to give American Indians back the rights that the government had taken away before. It reversed things from the Dawes Act, such as it gave the reservations the right to have self-government.
  • Hitler takes power

    Hitler takes power
    Hitler took control, and became dictator, of Germany with the initiative to take control of the world and purify it. He along with the Nazi Party caused World War II to start in Europe after conquering surrounding countries. He is known for the vast persecution of Jews.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The original Social Security Act was to benefit the economic situation people living with poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of old age or being a widow. This was issued by President Roosevelt.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were a series of restrictions on the U.S. to join wars. They kept the U.S. neutral at the beginning of both World War I and World War II. The neutrality ended in 1941, when the U.S. joined World War II
  • Father Coughlin attacks Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks Jews
    Father Coughlin was a Roman Catholic priest who used a radio station to speak to large audiences. He began to use his station to express his approval for Hitler and Mussolini, and anti-semitism. It was definitely frowned upon, and he lost his station.
  • GM Sit-down Strike

    GM Sit-down Strike
    The Sit-down Strike of GM, was an attempt by the UAW to unionize the plants. They focused most on the large GM plant in Flint, Michigan. It led to the major unionization of the automobile industry.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The Rape of Nanjing, was a mass killing and raping of the citizens of Najing for 6 weeks. It was performed by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. In the time, between 20-80 thousand women were raped.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath was a novel by John Steinback about a family from Oklahoma going through the economic problems of the 30's. It also had the drought, along with Dust Bowl problems in the book.