1921-1941

Timeline created by MattM35
In History
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome scandal occurred because the Secretary of the Interior accepted bribes so oil companies could drill on federal land. Considered to be the most corrupt scandal to at that point.
  • Warren Harding dies

    President Warren Harding died in office and was replaced by his Vice President Calvin Coolidge.
  • U.S. Presidential Election

    Incumbent Calvin Coolidge(R) wins reelection over John Davis (D) and Robert La Follette(P).
  • Scopes Trial

    Tennessee High school teacher, John Scopes, found guilty of teaching evolution.
  • U.S. Presidential Election

    Herbert Hoover(R) wins election over Alfred Smith(D).
  • Crash of 1929

    Wall Street crashes and has an 89.2% loss.
  • Scottsboro Boys arrested

    The Scottsboro Boys were arrested and charged with rape in Alabama.
  • Bonus Army

    15,000 Veterans from WWI go to Washington to demand their payment for their service in WWI.
  • U.S. Presidential Election

    Franklin Roosevelt wins election over incumbent Herbert Hoover in a landslide.
  • 20th amendment ratified

    The 20th amendment is ratified, changing the end of a presidential/senator/representative's term. It also changed how Congress meets and Vice President's duties.
  • New Deal begins

    FDR's New Deal is enacted.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    The Civilian Conservation Corps is established to help stimulate the econmy.
  • Civil Works Administration

    FDR unveils the Civil Works Administration to help create jobs for the unemployed.
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    FDR establishes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the markets.
  • Social Security

    FDR signs Social Security to become a law
  • Rural Electrification Act

    The Rural Electrification Act was made to send electricity to rural areas in the United States.
  • U.S. Presidential Election

    Incumbent Franklin Roosevelt(D) wins U.S. election over Alf Landon(R)
  • U.S. neutrality

    The United States announces its neutrality in the beginnings of WWII
  • Selective Training and Service Act

    Selective Training and Service Act is signed is signed by FDR.
  • U.S. Presidential Election

    Incumbent Franklin Roosevelt is reelected over Wendell Willikie, beginning FDR's third term as President.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    The Lend-Lease Act is passed by the House. It is done to send more supplies to England.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese air fleet to take out U.S.'s Navy. The attack killed 2,403 people.
  • U.S. Declares War on Japan

    U.S. declares war on Japan after FDR's speech.
  • U.S. Declares War on Germany and Italy

    Germany and Italy declare war on U.S. first and U.S. responds with the same action.