The 1930s

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    The 30s

  • Tariff

    Hoover signs Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill, placing the largest tariffs ever on American goods, especially significant for minerals, chemicals, textiles and farm goods
  • Star Spangeled Banner

    Star Spangeled Banner
    "Star Spangled Banner" becomes the country's official national anthem.
  • FDR

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a democrat from New York, defeats Hoover for the presidency.
  • Amelia Earhart

     Amelia Earhart
    becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Hitler

    Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany. Th beginning of his reign as a dictator.
  • Fireside Chat

    FDR goes on radio to talk directly with citizens and reassure them that the banking crisis has passed. This is his first "fireside chat" and it gave the President a way to bypass the traditional print media.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Congress passes the Fair Labor Standards Act giving sanction to the minimum wage and maximum work week
  • Military Affairs

    Roosevelt meets with members of the Senate Military Affairs Committee to discuss the policy of selling airplanes to France
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    Germany invades Poland. Great Britain declares war on Germany.