Great depression

The Great Depression

  • Prohibition Begins

    Prohibition Begins
    Prohibition was the time in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. It began on January 16, 1920 (exactly a year after the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) and ended with the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The teapot dome scandal took its name from Teapot Dome, a rock formation in Wyoming that looked like a teapot and more importantly stood at the top of a large government naval oil reserve. The scandal was the most famous of several scandals that ruined the reputation of President Warren G. Harding, (March 1921 to August 1923) and is described as the worst president we ever had.
  • President Coolidge is Elected

    President Coolidge is Elected
    Calvin Coolidge was born in Vermont.
    During the first term President Coolidge did not have a Vice President (1923-1925). During Coolidge's second term his Vice President was Charles Dawes (1925-1929).
    President Coolidge was the first president to have his inauguration heard on the radio and the first president to make a radio broadcast.
  • The Spirit of St.Louis

    The Spirit of St.Louis
  • The Spirit of St.Louis Lands in Paris

    The Spirit of St.Louis Lands in Paris
  • President Hoover Was Elected

    President Hoover Was Elected
    When President Hoover started to be president the unemployment rate was 4.4% When he stopped being president it was 23.6%. Hoover’s efforts in providing relief during and after World War I saved millions of Europeans, including Germans and Russians, from starvation and made him an international hero.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    October 29th, 1929 is when 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-Smoot Tarriff Act

    Hawley-Smoot Tarriff Act
    It was passed by the U.S. Congress it brought the U.S. tariff to the highest protective level in the history of the United States.
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    In 1924, a Congress men voted to give a bonus to World War I veterans - $1.25 for each day served overseas, $1.00 for each day served in the States. The catch was that payment would not be made until 1945. by 1932 the nation had slipped into the dark days of the Depression and the unemployed veterans wanted their money immediately. In May of 1924, some 15,000 veterans, many unemployed and destitute, descended on Washington, D.C. to demand immediate payment of their bonus.
  • Civilian Conversation Corps

    Civilian Conversation Corps
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), is a program designed to take care of the problem of unemployed young men ages 18 and 25 years old. The CCC camps were set up all over the United States. The organization was based on the armed forces with officers in charge of the men. The pay was $30 dollars a month with $22 dollars of it being sent home to childern. The men planted trees, built public parks, and other things.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    they built dams on rivers to allow electricity to reach the people in the backwoods of tennesssee
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    It began on January 16, 1920 (exactly a year after the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) and ended with the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933
  • FDIC

    it is an independent agency of the federal government that regulates about 5,300 banks in the United States. In the 1920s and early 1930s, the U.S. banking system had several problems with thousands of failures and many Americans were concerned of making deposits.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl got its name after Black Sunday, April 14, 1935. More and more dust storms had been coming up. In 1932, 14 dust storms were recorded on the Plains. In 1933, there were 38 storms. By 1934, it was estimated that 100 million acres of farmland had lost all or most of the topsoil to the winds.. Winds were clocked at 60 mph.
  • Works Progress Admiistration

    Works Progress Admiistration
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, 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
    An act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health,
  • The Begining Of WWII

    The Begining Of WWII
    No one wanted war. but on September 1, 1939 Germany attacked Poland and other European countries felt they had to act. it last six long years.
  • President Franklin D Roosevelt was elected

    President Franklin D Roosevelt was elected
    he was the only President to be elected four times, Roosevelt invented the New Deal, which helped the United States overcome the Great Depression. He also directed the nation's efforts to win World War II.