"Any lack of confidence in the economic future or the basic strength of business in the United States is foolish."
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Bonus Funds to WW1 Vets
Congressman Partman proposes bonus bill to immediately pay WW1 veterans their funds given to them in 1924. This is not supported by Hoover because it will cost the gov't 4 billion.
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Food Riots Begin
Starving Americans begin to take part in food riots. In Minneapolis, a hundred men and women break into a grocery store and steal food. The owner has his arm broken and seven people are arrested.
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Congress establishes the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. The RFC is authorized to lend $2 billion to banks, credit association, insurance agencies, and etc. It was a bailout tactic. Later in July it will be authorized to lend to needy states.
WWI Veterans Start the March and Create the Bonus Army
300 WW1 Veterans start the march to Washington D.C. from Oregon and Seattle Washington. They are joined by their comrades all over the nation on their way and once they arrive. They went to D.C. to support the Bonus Bill. The bonus bill will pass the House but fail the Senate.
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Tennessee Valley Authority is created. The TVA is anexperiment in social planning.TVA runs a large hydro-electric power program, builds dams, works with the forestry agencies in the Tennessee River Vally, develops rec. lands, and produces and sells fertilizers. It is called a communist plot by it's opponents.
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Federal Agriculture Program Slaughters 6 million pigs
The Federal Agriculture Program slaughters six million pigs in an effor to stabalize pork prices. This is unpopular because most of the meat went to waste.
Congress Establishes CWA
Congress establishes the Civil Works Administration. The CWA works to maintain roads, build public buildings, and build parks.
Preaching against Captalism
Father Coughlin starts using radio to rally against predatory captalism. He forms the Union for Social Justice. He is remembers for being Anti-Semitism
J.E.B. Allen Skyriders
In 1935, James Edward B. Allen does a series of drypoints on building skyscrapers. Skyriders is one of these pieces showing construction workers riding a steel gurter.
The Work Project Administration is signed into being by FDR. This program pays 41.57 a month to 8.5 million Americans across the nation. The WPA hires thousands of artists to work on various projects.
The National Youth Administration is founded in 1935 to put thousands of youth, whom are not included in the CCC, to work. The Student program helps students get odd jobs which pay enough to keep them in school. The Out of School Program helps youth secure jobs in areas such as house painting or helps them get into vocational training.
FDR signs Social Security into law. Social Security provides a check for disabled and elderly. This is the most controversial of FDR's new plan.
Members of the United Automobiles Workers hold a strike at GM's plant in Flint Michigan. Members of the Union and corperation police clash violently.
J.E.B. Allen Commissioned to Create Lithographs for the US Pipe and Foundry Company
Donato Rico and Industrial Diseases #1-Silicosis
Donato Rico was interested in improving industrial workers conditions. This paticular work focused on miners and silicosis. Silicosis was caused by inhaling silicon; silicon is common in mining and was released when rocks were crused or drilled into. This work and others like it helped improve working conditions for miners all over the country.
Memorial Day Massacre
Ten People are killed at a rally/picnic at Republic Steel's plant in south Chicago. Dozens are wounded