The Great Depression

  • The Prohibtion Begins

    The Prohibtion Begins
    Prohibition was a period of nearly fourteen years of U.S. history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor was made illegal. It led to the first and only time an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was repealed.
  • President Coolidge gets elected

    President Coolidge gets elected
    Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His actions during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Hearings on the Teapot Dome oil lease began on October 15, 1923 before the Senate Committee on Public Lands and Surveys. Senator Thomas J. Walsh, a Democrat from Montana, led the committee's investigation. Over the next few months, dozens of witnesses testified before the committee. On January 24, 1924, Edward Doheny admitted that he had lent Fall $100,000. Seven days later the Senate passed a resolution stating that the leases to the Mammoth Oil Company and the Pan American Petroleum Company
  • Spirit of St. Louis Begins its Flight

    Spirit of St. Louis Begins its Flight
    A custom-built single engine, single seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh from New York to France
  • The Spirit of St. Louis' flight ends

    The Spirit of St. Louis' flight ends
    The Spirit of St. Louis started its journey from New York to France, it was a one day trip: May 20 - 21 1927.
  • President Hoover gets elected

    President Hoover gets elected
    Hoover was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no previous elected office experience
  • 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.
  • Hawley-Snoot Tariff Act

    Hawley-Snoot Tariff Act
    The Tariff Act of 1930, otherwise known as the Smoot–Hawley Tariff was an act, sponsored by United States Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley, and signed into law on June 17, 1930, that raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels.
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    The Dust Bowl Years

    The Dust Bowl or the Dirty Thirties was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands.
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    In late May, a group of veterans numbering around 1,000 came to Washington, D.C. to lobby for their cause. Many of these were unemployed and homeless, and they vowed to remain in the nation’s capital until favorable legislation was passed
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt gets elected

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt gets elected
    Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. The only American president elected to more than two terms, he forged a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Civilian Conservation Corps
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men age 18-25, providing unskilled manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural areas of the United States from 1933 to 1942. As part of the New Deal legislation proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), the CCC was designed to provide relief for unemployed youth who had a very hard time finding jobs during the Great Depression while implementing a general nat
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • FDIC

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress made several changes. In June of 1933, the FDIC was created to provide a federal government guarantee of deposits. The guarantee says a person's money, within certain limits, would be safe. Since the start of FDIC insurance, no one has lost a cent of insured money because of a bank failure.
  • The End of the Prohibition

    The End of the Prohibition
    On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, making alcohol once again legal.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA was restructured in 1939 when it was reassigned to the Federal Works Agency.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The U.S. Social Security program is the largest government program in the world and the single greatest expenditure in the federal budget, with 20.8% for social security, compared to 20.5% for discretionary defense and 20.1% for Medicare. Social Security is currently the largest social insurance program in the U.S., constituting 37% of government expenditure and 7% of the gross domestic product and is currently estimated to keep roughly 40% of all Americans age 65 or older out of poverty.
  • Beginning of WWII

    WWII involved multiple countries such Germany, Japan, Russia, The United States, and Britain. There were two different forces fighting against each other: The Allies and the Axis Powers.