great depression

  • J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI

    J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI
    Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appointed the 29-year-old Hoover acting director of the Bureau, and by the end of the year Mr. Hoover was named Director.
  • Mein Kampf is published

    a 1925 autobiographical manifesto by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. The work describes the process by which Hitler became antisemitic and outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany.
  • stock market crash

    stock market crash
    the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined nearly 13 percent. Federal Reserve leaders differed on how to respond to the event and support the financial system.
  • Hitler is chancellor

    Hitler is chancellor
    Hindenburg acquiesced and on 30 January 1933, he formally appointed Adolf Hitler as Germany's new chancellor.
  • FDR is elected

    FDR is elected
    In the 1932 presidential election, Roosevelt defeated Republican incumbent president Herbert Hoover in a landslide.
  • CCCis made

    CCCis made
    recruit unemployed young men from urban areas to perform conservation work throughout the nation's forests, parks, and fields.
  • the dust bowl

    the dust bowl
    The Dust Bowl was the name given to the drought-stricken southern plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a drought in the 1930s.
  • WPA is Created

    WPA is Created
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order creating the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title

    J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title
    at Madison Square Garden Bowl, Braddock won the Heavyweight Championship of the World as the 10-to-1 underdog in what was called "the greatest fistic upset since the defeat of John L. Sullivan by Jim Corbett".
  • olympic games

    olympic games
    Summer Olympic Games open in Berlin, attended by athletes and spectators from countries around the world.
  • The Four Freedoms Speech

    The Four Freedoms Speech
    "four essential human freedoms" included some phrases already familiar to Americans from the Bill of Rights, as well as some new phrases: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
  • germany invades poland

    germany invades poland
    German forces under the control of Adolf Hitler bombard Poland on land and from the air. World War II had begun.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass also called the November pogrom, was a pogrom against Jews
  • Grapes of Wrath is Published

    Grapes of Wrath is Published
    The Grapes of Wrath has captured the American imagination, pulling back the curtain on a way of life that most of us could scarcely imagine, and showing us the powerful ways that literature can touch society.
  • Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters

    Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters
    The Wizard of Oz, which will become one of the best-loved movies in history, opens in theaters around the United States. Based on the 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.