1930s

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In History
  • Hawley-Smoot Tarriff Act

    Hawley-Smoot Tarriff Act
    Law passed raising taxes on foreign imports. Congress hoped it would push Americans to purchase U.S. goods.
  • Major Bank Fails

    Major Bank Fails
    New York's Bank of U.S collapses losing about 200 million dollars of depositors' savings.
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    Thousands of unemployed World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C., to demand early cash-payment redemption of their services. President Hoover ordered the U.S army to remove them after they had refused to leave.
  • Roosevelt Elected

    Roosevelt Elected
    Franklin D. Roosevelt beat Hoover in the Election of 1932. He promised America that he would use the federal government to create jobs and regulate industries (The New Deal), which appealed to many.
  • Father Charles Radio

    Father Charles Radio
    Father Charles Coughlin was a Roman Catholic priest who hosted a radio broadcast and became a national celebrity. He was a major supporter of FDR and the New Deal. By 1932, Coughlin attracted 40 million listeners a week, making him one of America's most influential opinion-makers.
  • FDIC

    FDIC
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Established by Roosevelt to protect savings put in to banks which also restored public confidence in them.
  • WPA

    WPA
    Work Progress Administration: Agency established to create government jobs for the unemployed. With help from millions of workers they created new roads, libraries, airports and hospitals.
  • Roosevelt's Reelection

    Roosevelt's Reelection
    In the election of 1936, Alfred Landon ran against Roosevelt. Since Roosevelt was loved and trusted by many Americans, he defeated Landon by a lot and went on to run his second term.
  • Nazi Rally in New York

    Nazi Rally in New York
    Fritz Kuhn was a German immigrant and was head of the Pro-Nazi German American bund. He led a Nazi Rally at Madison Square Garden which about 20,000 attended.
    He criticized President Roosevelt by repeatedly referring to him as “Frank D. Rosenfeld”. He also called his New Deal the "Jew Deal". Many people considered Kuhn and his group to be anti-American.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II Begins but America still does not get involved.