Teapots,Tennessee,Tuesday, and The Dust Bowl Years!

  • Prohibition Begins

    The 18th Ammendment went into effect exactly one years after it was created. The ammendment made the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor illegal.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    This event was an unpreceded bribery scandal and investigation during President Warren G.Hardings term. It was the "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics."
  • President Coolidge gets elected

    On November 4, 1924, Calvin Coolidge was elected President of the United States. Vice President Coolidge had assumed the office of the presidency the year before after President Warren Harding died. But Coolidge then had to convince the American public to elect him President in his own right.
  • The Spirit of St.Louis begins its flight

    At Curtiss Feild at 7:54 a.m., Charles Lindbergh was airborne.
  • The Spirit of St.Louis ends its flight

    Charles Lindbergh navigated his journey to a perfect landing 33 hours, 30 minutes, and 29.8 seconds later at LeBourget Field, Paris where a huge crowd of 150,000 on-lookers awaited his arrival.
  • President Hoover gets elected

    Hoover was elected with an overwhelming majority and went into the White House with great hopes and aspirations. Those hopes were dashed seven months later when the stock market crashed and the country went into a deep depression.
  • Black Tuesday

    The world's most devastating stock market crash that began a 12-year economic slump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -12%.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    The Tariff Act of 1930 was signed into office on June 17th, 1930, and raised U.S. tarriffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels. It contributated greatly to the Great Depression.
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    Dust Bowl Years

    Several years of drought and hard times for farmers on the plains commonly known as the "Dirty '30s".Dust storms were aplenty and there weren't any crop.s
  • Bonus Army March

    An assemblage of some 43,000 marchers-17,000 WW1 veterans and their families, who protested in Washington D.C. They were led by Walter W.Waters, a former army sergeant. They all sought immediate cash.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt gets elected

    He was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms. By March there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed, and Congress enacted, a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform, especially through the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • FDIC

    The FDIC, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, insured savings accounts in banks approved by the government. If an FDIC bank failed, the government would repay the depositors their money.
  • Tennesse Valley Authority

    Designed to help lift the nation out of the Depression. It also helped with economic development in the Tennessee Valley.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Public work relief program for men ages 18-25. It also helped conserve and develope natural resources.
  • Prohibition Ends

    Officially ended with the radification of the 21st Ammendment. Many people called prohibition the "noble experiement."
  • Works Progress Administration

    Created by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It supplied jobs and hope during the Great Depression.
  • Social Security Act

    Signed by President Roosevelt at approximately 3:30 pm EST.
  • Beginning of WW2

    This war started with the invasion of Poland by Germany and Slovokia and lasted from 1939-1945. It involved most of the world's nations.