The 1930s

The 20s and 30s

  • Prohibition Begins

    Prohibition Begins
    The prohibition, to end drinking, started because many people, especially women, blamed many of society's problems upon alcohol.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome scandal started when the Secretary of the Interior, Albert B. Fall, leased, without competitive bidding, the Teapot Dome fields to Harry F. Sinclair, an oil operator, and the field at Elk Hills, California, to Edward L. Doheny.
  • President Coolidge is Elected

    President Coolidge is Elected
    On November 4, 1924, Calvin Coolidge was elected President of the United States, but he had little time to enjoy it before he had to start campaigning to keep the position.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis leaves New York for Paris

    The Spirit of St. Louis leaves New York for Paris
    Lindbergh's date of travel was posponed many days from bad weather, but on May 19th a good weather report let him set off the next day.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis lands in Paris

    The Spirit of St. Louis lands in Paris
    Lindbergh flew over Ireland and then England as he headed for France. When he landed a crowd rushed to greet him, knocking over ropes and barriers.
  • President Hoover is Elected

    President Hoover is Elected
    Hoover was elected by an overwhelming majority. During his first few months as president, Hoover pushed Congress to set aside money for national park land, to reform prisons, and provide better education on American Indian reservations. Just eight months into his term the stock market crashed, and everybody blamed him.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday, also known as the Great Crash, was the worst stock market crash known in the history of the United States.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act
    The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act was an act, sponsored by United States Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley, and signed into law on June 17, 1930, that raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels.
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    Dust Bowl Years

    Poor agricultural practices and years of sustained drought caused the Dust Bowl.
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    The Bonus Army March was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant. The veterans were encouraged in their demand for immediate cash-payment redemption of their service certificates.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt is Elected

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is Elected
    Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    The Tennessee Valley Authority 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, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • FDIC

    The FDIC provides deposit insurance, which guarantees the safety of deposits in member banks, currently up to $250,000 per depositor per bank.
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    During the prohibition era, there are lots of problems and one of them was crime. One of which was gangsters who supplied illegal alcohol, so the law mean't nothing. Although the police officers and FBI agents were sent off to stop those gangsters and crimes but there are far too many of them.
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA)

    Works Progress Administration (WPA)
    The Works Progress Administration was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The Act provided benefits to retirees and the unemployed, and a lump-sum benefit at death.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Civilian Conservation Corps
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men age 18-25, providing unskilled manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural areas of the United States from 1933 to 1942.
  • The Beginning of WWII

    WWII was marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, resulting in 50 million to over 70 million fatalities.