Timeline for history

  • prohibition begins

    Beginning in the 19th century, many people, especially women, blamed many of society's problems upon alcohol. With the hope of bettering society, organizations were formed to advocate against the consumption of alcohol.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Wyoming Democratic Senator John Kendrick introduced a resolution that set in motion one of the most significant investigations in Senate history.
  • President Coolidge is 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 Spirt of St. Louis takes off across the Atlantic

    At 7:52 A.M. May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh gunned the engine of the "Spirit of St Louis" and aimed her down the dirt runway of Roosevelt Field, Long Island.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis lands in paris

    Lindbergh flew over Ireland and then England at an altitude of about 1500 feet as he headed towards France. The weather cleared and flying conditions became almost perfect.
  • President Hoover is elected

    In the presidential election of 1928, Al Smith was defeated by Herbert Hoover, a wealthy mining engineer who had served as commerce secretary for both Presidents Harding and Coolidge.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday was October 29, 1929, the day the New York Stock Exchange crashed. This means that the prices for stock were too high, far higher than they were really worth. Then they fell sharply. People who had unwisely borrowed money to buy high-priced stocks (intending to sell the stocks at a profit and repay lenders), went bankrupt. Black Tuesday marked the beginning of the Great Depression, a period of economic hardship in the United States lasting from 1929 to 1939.
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    Dust Bowl Years

  • Hawley - smooth Tarrif Act

    1930, passed by the U.S. Congress; it brought the U.S. tariff to the highest protective level yet in the history of the United States. President Hoover desired a limited upward revision of tariff rates with general increases on farm products and adjustment of a few industrial rates.
  • Bonus Army March

    Six years after the end of World War I Congress enacted a bill that would reward veterans of the conflict a cash bonus for their service. However, the legislation stipulated that the veterans would not collect their bonus until 1945.
  • PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt is elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only President to be elected four times, Roosevelt pioneered the New Deal, which helped the United States overcome the Great Depression. He also directed the nation's efforts to win World War II.
  • Civilian Concervation corps (CCC)

    As the country suffered the economic woes of The Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt extolled the virtues of hard work.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    As chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in the 1990s, Reed Hundt pioneered the auctions of the nation's airwaves that ultimately generated more than $40 billion for the federal Treasury and allowed the cell phone industry to flourish.
  • FDIC

  • prohibition ends

    Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed.
  • Works Progress Administration

    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. Headed by Harry L. Hopkins and supplied with an initial congressional appropriation of $4,880,000,000, it offered work to the unemployed on an unprecedented scale by spending money on a wide variety of programs, including highways and building construction, slum clearance, refor.
  • Social Security Act

    The Social Security Amendments of 1965 was legislation in the United States whose most important provisions resulted in creation of two programs: Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation initially provided federal health insurance for the elderly (over 65) and for poor families. While President Lyndon B. Johnson was responsible for signing the bill, there were many others involved in drafting the final bill that was introduced to the United States Congress in March 1965.
  • Beginning of wwII

    September 1, 1939 - The Beginning of WWII
    Hitler had been "allowed" to annex Austria in March 1938 (Anschluss) and was given part of Czechoslovakia at the September Munich Conference taking the rest in March 1939. These acquisitions had not provoked war. But when he dressed a Polish citizen in military garb and shot him at the border, then headed into Poland with a Blitzkrieg, things changed.