President Warren Harding dies in office; his administration was easily one of the most corrupt in American history. Calvin Coolidge, who is squeaky clean by comparison, becomes president. Coolidge is no less committed to laissez-faire and a non-interventionist government. He announces to the American people: "The business of America is business."
The KKK rises then dies
The Ku Klux Klan reaches the height of its influence in America: by the end of the year it will claim 9 million members. It will decline drastically in 1925, however, after financial and moral scandals rock its leadership.
Stock market crash begins October 24. Investors call October 29 "Black Tuesday." Losses for the month will total $16 billion, an astronomical sum in those days.
Herbert Hoover becomes President. Hoover is a staunch individualist but not as committed to laissez-faire ideology as Coolidge.
The worst of the worst
This and the next year are the worst years of the Great Depression. For 1932, GNP falls a record 13.4 percent; unemployment rises to 23.6 percent.
Congress created the SEC to regulare the stock market after it crashed in 1929
In 1934 the Indian reorganization Act was passed. lso known as the Wheeler-Howard Act or informally, the Indian New Deal, was a U.S. federal legislation which secured certain rights to Native Americans, including Alaska Natives
In november of 1936, President Roosevelt was elected for the first time in american history.
On rout 66
Route 66 is completed linking Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California.
Were off to see the Wizard
The Wizard of Oz came out Aug 25 1939 but not in color. It came out in color later.