Chapters 34 & 35. 1933-1941

  • FDR is introduced.

    FDR is introduced.
    In the campaign of 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt is introduced to America. He was nominated by the Democratic Party in 1932, and Roosevelt utterly humiliated Hoover in the final results of the presidential election. America was ready for a new president, new ideas, and the New Deal.
  • Hitler

    Adolf Hitler deemed his way up to the top of political Germany, and he gained control of it in 1933 by ways of the 'big lie'.
  • Inauguration Day. Hoover's reign comes to an end.

    Inauguration Day. Hoover's reign comes to an end.
    On this date, Hoover officially left the Oval Office and new president FDR should theoretically have of been able to take over. However Hoover did not make this easy and Washington city was soon caught ina deadlock. Due to this, the American economic machine clanked to a hault and banks began to close all across the nation, employees were getting laid off and people began clutching what money they had very tightly.
  • The Three R's

    The Three R's
    FDR boldly announces his plans of Relief, Recovery, and Reform. From March sixth to tenth he takes immediate action and throughout those four days he constructs a nationwide banking holiday where America will begin to close their banks in hopes to open them again on a more sound basis.
  • More Recovery. More Acts.

    More Recovery. More Acts.
    This was when the Emergencey Banking Relief Act was put into play. This was soon followed by many other acts such as the Beer and Wine Revenue Act (March 22, 1933), Unemployment Relief Act (March 31st), which resulted in the CCC.
  • The going of the gold.

    The going of the gold.
    FDR orders gold surrender, and fourteen days later he abandons the gold standard altogether. In the next couple months to follow, Rosevelt puts forth many acts in the hopes to relieve some of the hurt going on in America. Some of those acts included Federal Emergencey Relief Act (May 12), Agricultural Adjustment Act (May 12), Home Owner's Refinancing Act (June 13), and the National Industrial Recovery Act (June 16), which created the NRA.
  • The peak of the Great Depression

    The peak of the Great Depression
    The year of 1933, the spead of depression peaked throughout the nation. With mass unemployment, banks collapsing, and American lives full of struggle everywhere.
  • End to prohibition.

    End to prohibition.
    The end of 1933 also led to the end of Prohibition that was stated by the 21st Amendment.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    Throughout the Mississippi Great Plains a prolonged drought was going on and the land got so dry that the Dust Bowl was developed. Many people were injured and lives were devastated.
  • Gold Standard and Jobs.

    Gold Standard and Jobs.
    FDR returned the nation to a limited gold standard for international trade only, due to the nations tough economical situation at the time.
    The Hundred-Days Congress, created March 9th of 1933 was successful when it created the CCC and it aided the hunt for jobs for the unemployed. It created 3 million jobs for uninformed men in the air government camps.
  • Good Neighbors

    Good Neighbors
    Throughout the year of 1934 FDR put into effect the Good Neighbor Policy and did many things through the year to help imrove foreign relations.
  • Long and WPA

    Long and WPA
    Senator Long gets assassinated in the Lousiana state capital and Congress authorized the Works Progress Administration in hopes to improve employment in America.
  • HItler on the move

    HItler on the move
    In 1935 HItler began to draw attention to his country and its actions. Throughout the year and in close years to follow he began to persecute Jews and expand his territory onto neighboring countries, he also openly flouted the Treaty of Versailles by introducing compulsory military service in Germany.
  • Formation of Axis powers.

    Formation of Axis powers.
    In 1936 Nazi Hitler and Fascist Mussolini allied themselves with the Rome-Berlin Axis and thus began the strict formation of the Axis Powers side of the war.
  • Election of 1936

    Election of 1936
    In the election of 1936, Franklin Roosevelt runs for a second term against Landon. FDR wons again led an overwhelming victory over Landon and become Americas next president, some inquired he did so well due to his appeal to the 'forgotten man'. He took his presidential oath on January 20th of 1937.
  • Massacre

    The Memorial Day Massacre at the plant of the Republic Steel Company in South Chicago. Police fired at picketed rioters whom were revolting against employment policies.
  • Japan attacks.

    Japan attacks.
    Japenese militarialists in Beijing touched off the explosion that led to an all-out invasion of China. This attack was the first real curtain-raiser of the World War II.
  • "Roosevelt Recession"

    "Roosevelt Recession"
    In the late of 1937 the economy took a sharp downturn and the depression deepened into a recession within a depression. This was commonly referred to as the 'Roosevelt Recession'.
  • Japan attacks ship

    Japan attacks ship
    Japanese aviators bombed and sank American ship in Chinese waters. Killed two and thirty wounded. Tokyo apologizes and pays a proper indemnity, America is still mad.
  • National Debt

    National Debt
    By 1939 the national debt had risen up to 40 billion dollars, and will hit 285 billion dollars in 1945 due to American involvement in World War II.
  • Hitler stuns the Democratic World

    Hitler stuns the Democratic World
    Just six months after hitler made an agreement to stop seizing European teriitory he claimed the whole of Czechoslovakia in March of 1939.
  • War begins.

    War begins.
    In September of 1939 Britian and France went to the aid of Poland whom had been invaded by the German Nazi army, they promptly declared war. A controversey overtook America over the aspect of its nuetrality in the war forming across the Atlantic, the Nuetrality act made getting involved complicated. However American feelings of the yearn to fight will soon manifest.
  • Pacts

    By the end of 1939 Secretary Hull had managed to negotiate an ally-relationship with twenty-one countries. Which aided us in our future years of war.
  • FDR runs again

    FDR runs again
    Election of 1940, FDRs third term, he ran against Willkie whom was unfit for the job. Roosevelt wins and continues his involvement in the World War issue.
  • More of Hitler

    More of Hitler
    In 1940 HItler continued his teriitorial expansion despite the threatening air of war, he overtook Norway and Denmark then without pausing for a breath he continued onto the Netherlands and Belgium, followed by a shocking blow to France. Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britian decided to pull together his army and got ready for a full-on war.
  • Battles all through the year.

    Battles all through the year.
    All throughout the year of 1941 there were many battles, strifes, and tic-for-tac situations between the Allied and Axis Powers. America's attempt at isolation and nuetrality began to grow less stable as the heat of the war intensified and exploded throughout Europe, pulling country after country into the mess.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On December seventh of 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes bombed the American naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The result was devastating, destroying a vast amount of ships and structures and pulling America into the war.