The Great Depretion

  • prohibition begins

    prohibition is when they made moonshine elegal to sell or make but legal to drin.
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    teapot dome scandal

    big oil bought the harding white house and tryed to steal the country
  • president coolidge is elected

    Calvin Coolidge was the United States's Vice President when President Harding passed away from a heart attack. Coolidge's father, a Justice of the Peace, immediately swore him in as President of the United States.
  • the spirit of st. louis takes off across the atlantic

    Charles A. Lindberg took off from New York to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis.
  • president hoover is elected

    Herbet Hoover was a Republican candidate. He ran against Alfred E. Smith but had no competition. He easily beat Smith by promising the people he would end U.S. poverty and keep the "roaring twenties" going.
  • black tuesday

    People began to buy stock using loans so that they could make a quick profit. However, this increased stock prices significantly and caused to stock market to start to crash. People began to sell their stock to get their money. The day that the stock market finally crashed and billions of dollars were lost became known as Black Tuesday.
  • Hawley- Smoot Tariff Act

    The Hawley-Smoot Act increased prices on foreign imports. The U.S. government wanted to help America by protecting them from foreign trade. However, this plan backfired and caused the destruction of international trade.
  • president franklin d. roosevelt is elected

    With over one-fourth of the nation unemployed and the people blaming Hoover, Roosevelt had an easy chance at winning the election. Roosevelt was the Democratic candidate and won by over seven million votes.
  • Bonus Army March

    The Bonus Army was a group of veterans from World War I, who demanded from Congress the bonus they'd been promised. They began to protest until Congress gave in
  • Tennesse Valley Authority (TVA)

    The Tennessee River Valley was a very unwealthy place. Not many people had essential items such as electricity and running water. Congress created the Tennessee Valley Authority to build dams, plant trees, create jobs so that the unemployement rate would decrease and more.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

    The CCC was created by President Roosevelt. It provided jobs for over 2 million men. It was part of Roosevelt's New Deal plan and helped to crate better living conditions and job opportunities.
  • prohibition ends

    when they made it legal again!
  • FDIC

    Banks were in serious need of help after the Great Depression. The FDIC was an act that insured bank deposits up to five thousand dollars and it helped restored people's confidance in banks. They no longer feared they'd lose their life's savings.
  • works progress administration (WPA)

    This group helped the nation by employing over 8 million people to do jobs such as building highways and harbors.
  • social security act

    This Act created pension for retired people, gave insurance to people who lost their jobs, and it gave financial aid to people who were hurt on the job. It also provided aid to widows, mothers and children, the blind, and disabled.
  • the beginning of the world war II

    The beginning of this war symbolized that America was coming out of the depression. America joined due to the attack on Peral Harbor. It was one of the most devastating and bloody wars.