Walter's 1930 timeline

  • Herbert Hoover Takes Office

    Herbert Hoover Takes Office
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of teh United States of Amercia. He was blamed for the Great Depression because he would not give help to those in need when the depression happened.
  • RFC

    RFC stands for Reconstruction Finance Corporation. It was built to assist banks, life insurance companies, railroads, and other large businesses with their financial situations. The RFC was lead by Herbert Hoover
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    The Bonus Army was a force of 43,000 men and women veterans who attacked and railed for their compensation. The World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924 promised veterans compensation for their time in the armed forces. They railed for money that they did not yet get.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the U.S. and was the only president that was elected for more than two terms. While he was president he created the New Deal to help out people during the Great Depression.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR and jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR and jews
    Father Charles Edward Coughlin was a priest at National Shrine of the Little Flower Church. Coughlin was one of the first to use radio and attracted more than 30 million a week. After hinting at attacks of Jewish bankers, he began to use his show to rationalize policies of Hitler and Mussolini.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    Native Americans and Alaskan Nativies gained rights by this act. It gave the Native Americans the control of their assests and other rights too.
  • Hitler in Power

    Hitler in Power
    Adolf Hitler was a German man who had political authority and rose to power after the President of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg, died. Hitler gained his power and declared himself the dictator of Germany.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The Social Security Acts were a section of the New Deal which was created by FDR, and it gave senior citizens guarenteed money when they retired. It was a great way to bring people out of the depression and start a new economy.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were a bunch of acts that prevented America from getting into another war. Many say that these acts started because there was talk that America was involved with the starting of WWI.
  • GM Sit-Down Strike

    GM Sit-Down Strike
    Starting in 1936, the auto workers at GM created the UAW, which stands for the United Auto Workers. The workers were not happy with their pay and literaly sat down and refused to work until the conflict was resolved.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder and war rape that took place during the 6 week timespan following the Japanese take over of Nanjing. Many of Chinese citizens were killed and the Imperial Japanese Army raped 20,000 - 80,000 women.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath is a story authored by John Steinbeck, who was also awarded with the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.The story took place during the Great Depression, the main family, the Joads, are a poor family of farmers who are forced to leave their home in Oklahoma because of drought.