1921-1941

Timeline created by sarabeth_elk
In History
  • Emergency Immigration Act

    Emergency Immigration Act
    Also known as the Emergency Quota act, this act restricted the number of immigrants to the 350,000s per year and it set down an immigration quota.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The American stock market crashes due to inflated stock value and rising stock prices, beginning the era known as "the great depression". It began four days prior being caused by a mixture of
    production declining, unemployment rising, low wages, the struggle of debt, a failing agricultural sector, and numerous bank loans that could not be eliminated.
  • Roosevelt's New Deal

    Roosevelt's New Deal
    FDR's "new deal" promised needs for relief, reform, and recovery from the Great Depression. It was made up of different programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations.
  • End of Prohibition

    End of Prohibition
    The 18th amendment is repealed by ratification of the 21st amendment.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The SSA is passed by Congress as part of the New Deal legislation and signed into law by president FDR.
  • WWII

    WWII
    World War II (officially) begins with the invasion of Poland by Germany.
  • Pearl Harbor attack

    Pearl Harbor attack
    Japan launches a missile attack on the American base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Japanese launched this attack in hopes to weaken the US navy, which they believed could join the war at any moment. Although many american lives were lost and a few of the ships were destroyed, it did not weaken America enough to keep there power out of the fight. This attack pushed America to join the allies once again and leave behind any hope of isolationism by taking action against there attackers.
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    The Great Depression

    A severe worldwide economic depression beginning in the US, mostly taking place during the 1930s
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency

    FDR was the 32nd president who served two consecutive years, most popularly known for instituting major regulatory reforms related to areas such as finance, communications, and labor.