The 20's and 30's

  • Beginning of WW1

    The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip was said to be one of the three causes of WW1. The other two were rise of nationalism and the building of the military and alliances.
  • Prohibition Begins

    Prohibition was when the U.S. banned the transportation, sale, and production of liquor. Organized crime grew rapidly and people faught over the small supply of liquor.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    The scandal was the most famous of several scandals. It was a simple case of bribery that ruined the reputation of President Warren G. Harding.
  • President Coolidge is Elected

    Coolidge became a president when Warren Harding died suddenly. He was the former governor of Massachusettes and his messages were always short and to the point.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis leaves New York for Paris

    Charles Lindbergh flew from St. Louis to Paris and faced many dangers of flying solo across the ocean.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis lands in Paris

    His plane carried him over 3,600 miles in 33.5 hours and he landed safly in Paris. His plane is now one of the Smithisonian National Air and Space Museum's in Washington D.C., most popular attraction.
  • President Hoover is Elected

    Hoover was often blamed for starting the Great Depression. He believed in peace and was also an author of several books.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday is the date of the most famous stock market crash in history. Stocks lost 13% of their value and this marked the beginning of the Great Depression.
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    Dust Bowl

    The dust bowl lasted for about a decade. A yellowish-brown haze came rolling in from the South and a huge wall of black came from the North. Women and childtren wore masks to keep the dirt out of their lungs.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    This raised U.S. Tariffs to historically high levels. The original intention was to increase the protection afforded domestic farmers against foreign agricultural imports.
  • Bonus Army March

    The Bonus Army was an assembly of 43,000 marchers who protested in Washington D.C., led by Walter W. Waters.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected

    At this time, Roosevelt was the only president to be elected to four terms. He became president during one of the worst points of the Great Depression.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    The TVA is the nation's largest electric utility of that time. It was government owned and it was started to provide cheap relieable power.,
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    Civilian Conservation Corps

    The CCC was an unemployment program that was established to relieve unemployment during the Great Depression. It provided national conservation work primarily for young unmarried men.
  • Prohibition Ends

    The 21st amendment was passed allowing the transportation, sale, and production of liquor in the United States.
  • FDIC

    The FDIC is a United States government corporation that provides deposit insurance. This guarantees the safety of deposits in member banks.
  • Works Progress Administration

    WPA was institued by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, to generate public jobs for the unemployed.
  • Social Security Act

    This established a system of old-age benefitsfor workers, and victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically handicapped.