Fraser Kennedy 1930's timeline

  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States in 1929. Only 8 monthes after taking office did the Great Depression strike. Many people clamed him for the stock market to fall.
  • Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews

    Father Coughlin attacks FDR, Jews
    Father Coughlin was a strong headed Roman Catholic priest. He started off as a Roosevelt supporter, but soon began to be quiet harsh on him. Later he hinted towards planning an attack on Jewish bankers.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    In the summer of 1931, rain stopped coming, so the crops soon died leaving the land dry and dusty. When the winds picked up they blew sand all around causing major sand/ dust storms. To escape death by dust pneumonia, many people packed up and headed to California.
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    This angency gave away two billion dollars to help the state and local governments. The loans went towards banks, railroads, mortgage assossiations and other businessess.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    The Bonus Army was made up of a group of veterans from WWI. They had been promised bonuses and demanded them immediately. When they were ignored Walter W. Waters lead them to Washington D.C. to protest.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He was the only president to be elected more than 2 teerms.
  • Hitler takes power

    Hitler takes power
    Adolf Hitler was appointed a chancellor in January, 1933. As the years went on he gained everyone's trust and soon began to abuse all of his power.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    They were a series of economic programs that were approved by Congress during Roosevelt's 1st term of Presidency. It focuesed on the 3 'R's: reform, recovery, and relief.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    This was also known as the Wheeler-Howard Act. It secured many of the Indians rights.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The Social Security Act was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1935. This gave insurance to the old and even the unemployed.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Social Security is referred to the OASDI program. (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) Social Security began in 1935.
  • GM sit-down strike

    GM sit-down strike
    The union had been informed the GM was moving dies out of Fisher #1. The workers went on a sit-down strike. They sat in the factory and occupied the equipment, and they would allow management to enter.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    This event is more frequently called the Nanking Massacre. It occurred for six weeks after Japan captured Nanjing. Many Chinese were killed and raped during this time.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    This is a novel written by John Steinbeck. This story takes place during the Great Depression, and it is about a poor family living in Oklahoma who are suffering in the Dust Bowl. They move to California in hope of new jobs and new land.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    These are series of acts throughout the 1930's. These limited the United State's involvement in the future wars after the response of what the US did during WWI.