US history timeline

  • prohibiton begins

    prohibiton begins
    a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    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 in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
  • Calvin Coolidge as president

    Calvin Coolidge as president
    elected vice president and succeeded as 30th President of the United States when Harding died in 1923 (1872-1933)
  • the spirit of st louis leaves new york for paris

    the spirit of st louis leaves new york for paris
    The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built single engine, single seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
  • Hoover as president

    Hoover as president
  • Hawley-smoot tariff act

    Hawley-smoot tariff act
    The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 (P.L. 71-361, sometimes known under its official name, the Tariff Act of 1930) was an act signed into law on June 17, 1930, that raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration
    Works Progress Administration.
    An insurance term meaning that partial loss or damage of goods is insured. Generally must be caused by sea water. Many have a minimum percentage of damage before payment. May be extended to cover loss by theft, pilferage, delivery, leakage, and breakage.
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    dust bowl

    The Dust Bowl or the Dirty Thirties was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936
  • FDR as president

    FDR as president
    32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    The self-named Bonus Expeditionary Force was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers — 17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups, who protested in Washington, D.C., in spring and summer of 1932.
  • Prohibition ends

    Prohibition ends
    Prohibition ended in 1933, with the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
  • The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    (1935) New Deal act that instituted old-age pensions and insurance for the unemployed.
  • the beginning of WWII

    the beginning of WWII
    World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945 which involved most of the world's nations, including all great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    In finance, Black Monday refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. ...
  • FDIC

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: a federally sponsored corporation that insures accounts in national banks and other qualified institutions