American History 1921-1941 (Great Depression and World War II)

Timeline created by BrysonCulver
In History
  • 1,935 BCE

    Social Security Act

    Social Security Act passes Congress
  • 1920 Presidential Election

    Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States March 4, 1921.
  • Treaty Signed With Austria and Germany

    Warren G. Harding Signs a peace treaty with Germany and Austria on July 2, 1921.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    The Teapot Dome Scandal is uncovered after the Senate launches and investigation concerning the improper leasing of Naval oil reserves.
  • Harding Dies Suddenly, Succeeded by Coolidge

    Warren G. Harding dies suddenly on August 2, 1923, and is succeeded by his Vice President Calvin Coolidge, who becomes the 30th President of the United States
  • 1924 Presidential Election

    Calvin Coolidge is reelected as President of the United States in 1924.
  • Scopes' "Monkey Trial"

    Scopes is tried an convicted for directly breaking Tennessee law and teaching Evolution at school.
  • Evolution Outlawed in Tennessee Schools

    Tennessee passes a law that outlaws the teaching of the theory of evolution in Tennessee school systems.
  • 1928 Presidential Election

    Herbert Hoover defeated Al Smith to become the 31st President of the United States.
  • Stock Market Crashes

    The stock market crashes causing ensuing panic as banks fail. This will eventually be counted as one of the factors that caused the Great Depression.
  • 1932 Presidential Election

    Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) takes a sweeping victory over Hoover to claim the title of the 32nd President of the United States
  • New Deal

    President Roosevelt begins passing legislation for his New Deal"
  • The Twentieth Amendment

    The Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution is ratified by Congress moving the date of a President's inauguration from March 4rd, to January 20th.
  • Twenty First Amendment

    Twenty First Amendment of the Constitution is ratified repealing the prohibition on the United States.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration is established on April 08, 1935.
  • 1936 Presidential Election

    Roosevelt beats Alf Landon to become reelected as President of the United States
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act is passed on June 25, 1938, setting up America's first Minimum Wage at 25 cents an hour.
  • America Neutral

    The Untied States declares its neutrality in European conflict on September 5, 1939.
  • 1940 Presidential Election

    Roosevelt defeats Wendell Willkie to gain a third term in office as President of the United States.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, causing the United States to declare war on Japan the next day (December 8).
  • Germany and Italy Declare War on U.S.

    Germany and Italy declare war on the United States on December 11, 1941, and the U.S. in turn declares war on them.