1929-1939 american history timeline

By sdekane
  • Herbert Hoover takes office

    Herbert Hoover takes office
    Herbert Hoover was one of the members of the Republican Party. He was the 31st president of the United States, and most of the blame was put on him for the Great Depression.
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    dates of the imporant events throughout 1929-1939
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation
    RFC was an agency eto provide emergency financing to banks, life-insurance companies and other large businesses.
  • The Bonus Army

    The Bonus Army
    A group of World War I veterans from around the country. They traveled to Washington D.C. to support a bill that would give money to the ones who served in the war.
  • FDR Elected

    FDR Elected
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the 32nd president of the United States. He had a "can-do" attitude, which helped him win the election.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    the New Deal was designed to alleviate problems of the Great Depression. It focused on relief for the needy, economic recovery, and financial reform.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The Middle of the US was hit by many dust storms, some people traveled hundreds of miles, The dust storms wiped out much of crops and killed allot of the farmers.
  • Hitler Takes Power

    Hitler Takes Power
    Adolf Hitler led the powerful Nazi nation to slaughter millions of Jews and Gypsies, and many said thought of him as the Anti-Christ.
  • Father Coughlin Attacks

    Father Coughlin Attacks
    A Roman Catholic priest, Father Charles Coughlin did not support the New Deal and turned against Roosevelt. At his popularity height, he had 40-45 million people in his radio audience.
  • Indian Reorganization Act

    Indian Reorganization Act
    The act moved official policy away from assimilation and toward Native American autonomy. Its passage signaled a change in a federal policy.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    Under Roosevelt, Congress passed a series of laws called the Neutrality Acts. These laws were meant to prevent US arms sales and loans to nations at war.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This was one of the most important acts of the New Deal. The Social Security Act gave old-age insurance for people retired 65 or older and their spouses, unemployment compensation system, and aid to families with dependent children and the disabled.
  • GM Sit-down Strike

    GM Sit-down Strike
    United Auto Workers put foward a series of strikes against General Motors in Detroit. The goal was to make the company stop shipping work to plants with nonunion workers.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The event was a mass murder, genocide, and war rape that occured after the Japanese capture of the city of Nanking. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians were murdered and up to 80,000 men, women, and children were raped.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath
    It was a famous novel, written by John Steinbeck. It tells about all of the lives of Oklahomans who left the Dust Bowl and went to California. Steinbeck the writer also was in the Dust Bowl as many of the americans were in.