What went on before and during the Great Depression...

  • Prohibition Begins

    The manufacture, sale, and transport of all beverages containing alcohol became illegal under the law of the land by Constitutional amendment.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company.
  • President Coolidge was 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 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. Heavily laden with fuel, the plane bounced down the muddy field, gradually became airborne and barely cleared the telephone wires at the field's edge. The crowd of 500 thought they had witnessed a miracle. Thirty-three and one half-hours and 3,500 miles later he landed in Paris, the first to fly the Atlantic alone.
  • 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. The coast of France and the City of Cherbourg passed beneath his wings as darkness fell a second time during his flight.
  • President Hoover is elected

    Hoover is elected President of the United States.
  • Black Tuesday

    This is the date of the most famous stock market crash in history.
  • The Great Depression Begins

    This is the date of the most famous stock market crash in history.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    The Act was enacted to protect domestic industry. However its inception led to world-wide retaliation and the worsening of the Great Depression.
  • Bonus Army March

    World War I veterans who gathered in Washington, D.C., in summer 1932 to demand payment of their promised bonuses.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt served for 12 years as the 32nd president of the United States. He was elected four times beginning in 1932.
  • Prohibition Ends

    The manufacture, sale, and transport of all beverages containing alcohol became legal.
  • FDIC

    The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC)

    The (CCC) is a program designed to tackle the problem of unemployed young men aged between 18 and 25 years old. The CCC camps were set up all over the United States. The organisation 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 dependents. The men planted trees, built public parks, drained swamps to fight malaria, restocked rivers with fish, worked on flood control projects and a range of other work th
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    This act of May 18, 1933, created the Tennessee Valley Authority to oversee the construction of dams to control flooding, improve navigation, and create cheap electric power in the Tennessee Valley basin.
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    Dust Bowl Years

    "Dust Bowl" was a term born in the hard times from the people who lived in the drought-stricken region during the great depression. The term was first used in a dispatch from Robert Geiger, an AP correspondent in Guymon, and within a few short hours the term was used all over the nation. The "Dust Bowl Days", also known as the "Dirty Thirties", took its toll on Cimarron County. The decade was full of extremes: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration, named after a Franklin Roosevelt program to put people to work during the Great Depression, is something of a sideman supergroup that developed out of the interactions of musicians at the Los Angeles club Largo.
  • Social Security Act

    Legislation that established a national old-age pension system in the US.
  • The Great Depression Ends

    The Depression is ending worldwide as nations prepare for the coming hostilities.
  • The Beginning of WW2

    World War 2, also known as the Second World War, was a war fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia.