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  • Prohibtion begins

    Prohibtion begins
    On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Exactly one year later (January 16, 1920), this Amendment went into affect, making the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor illegal and beginning Prohibition in the United States.
  • Begins the teapot dome oil lease

    Begins the teapot dome oil lease
    On Oct 15 1923 begins the teapot oil lease. The trial ended prematurely two weeks later when the government presented evidence that Sinclair had hired a detective agency to shadow the jury.
  • President Coolidge gets elected

    President Coolidge gets elected
    Calvin Coolidge was elected President of the United States.
  • The spirt of St Louis takes flight

    The spirt of St Louis takes flight
    Fonck set his sights on crossing the Atlantic from New York to Paris and claiming Orteig's bounty.
  • The spirit of St. Louis ends

    The spirit of St. Louis ends
    the "Spirit of St. Louis" weighed in at 2,150 lbs. when empty. It stood 9 feet, 8 inches high, was 27 feet, 8 inches long, and had a 46-foot wingspan. The plane was powered by a 220-horsepower, air-cooled, 9-cylinder Wright J-5C "Whirlwind" engine that was estimated to be able to perform flawlessly for over 9,000 hours.
  • President hoover gets elected

    President hoover gets elected
    The Republican Party nominated Hoover for President in 1928.
  • Black tuesday

    Black tuesday
    October 29th, 1929. This is the date of the most famous stock market crash in history. Stocks lost 13% of their value on Black Tuesday. The date is considered the beginning of the Great Depression.
  • the Dust Bowl Years

    the Dust Bowl Years
    "Dust Bowl" was a term born in the hard times from the people who lived in the drought-stricken region during the great depression. The term was first used in a dispatch from Robert Geiger, an AP correspondent in Guymon, and within a few short hours the term was used all over the nation.
  • Hawley Smoot tariff act

    Hawley Smoot tariff act
    The act brought retaliatory tariff acts from foreign countries, U.S. foreign trade suffered a sharp decline, and the depression intensified.
  • The year the dust bowl years end

    The year the dust bowl years end
    The sand storms ended
  • President Fraklin D Roosevelt it gets elected

    President Fraklin D Roosevelt it gets elected
    He was elected President in November 1932,
  • fdic

    The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s. As the FDIC celebrates its 75th anniversary, we present a historical perspective on the rich history of protecting consumers.
  • civitian conservation core

    civitian conservation core
    Launched as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal after Congress passed a bill authorizing the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW) Act on April 5, 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made a significant contribution to forestry and the people of the United States.
  • tennesse Valley Authority

    tennesse Valley Authority
    President Franklin Roosevelt needed innovative solutions if the New Deal was to lift the nation out of the depths of the Great Depression. And TVA was one of his most innovative ideas.
  • prohibition Ends

    prohibition Ends
    (exactly a year after the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) and ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933.
  • works progess adminstration

    works progess adminstration
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a relief measure established in 1935 by executive order as the Works Progress Administration, and was redesigned in 1939 when it was transferred to the Federal Works Agency.
  • social security act

    social security act
    On January 17, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a message to Congress asking for "social security" legislation.
  • the beginning of wwii

    the beginning of wwii
    No one wanted war. Yet, when Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, other European countries felt they had to act. The result was six long years of World War II. Learn more about what led to Germany's aggression and how other countries reacted.

    Congress had overridden Herbert Hoover’s veto of a veterans’ compensation act early in 1932, which provided some relief for ex-servicemen, but also fueled sentiment for having payments made in cash.