1921-1940

Timeline created by Ardent Archer
In History
  • Inauguration of President Harding

    Inauguration of President Harding
    Warren G. Harding becomes President of the United States of America, promising a "return to normalcy."
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The stock market began it's fall, and ushered in the era known as The Great Depression.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    In the summer of 1932, World War I veterans waited in a "tent city" in Anacostia Flats in the hopes that Congress would pass a bill to immediately give said veterans their promised bonuses for fighting in the war. The bill was opposed by President Hoover.
  • Inauguration of President F. Roosevelt

    Inauguration of President F. Roosevelt
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known as FDR, was inaugurated as President of the United States. He sought to bring the American people out of the Great Depression
  • Black Monday

    Black Monday
    The Supreme Court unanimously deemed the National Recovery Administration unconstitutional.
  • The Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act
    The Social Security Act "provided for old-age pensions, unemployment insurance, and economic aid, based on means, to assist both the elderly and dependent children."
  • Assassination of Huey Long

    Assassination of Huey Long
    Huey Long, a Democrat from Louisiana famous for opposing much of FDR"s New Deal proposals, was assassinated on the Louisiana state capitol floor. He died two days later.
  • The Roosevelt Recession of 1937

    The Roosevelt Recession of 1937
    President Roosevelt cut American spending. However, this recession did not work as he had hoped and served as a strong piece of evidence for his critics.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

    The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
    The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was arguably the final major measure of FDR's New Deal.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    John Steinback's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, depicting the Depression's dislocated populations, was published.