Great Depression Timeline

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In History
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    This is the beginning of the Stock Market Crash.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl begins after a large drought, the worst one in about 300 years.
  • Riots & Great Depression starts to worsen

    Riots & Great Depression starts to worsen
    Food riots break out in parts of United States in February and in April the Empire State Building completed.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Roosevelt males his "New Deal" speech in July then later elected President in November.
  • Bank Holiday

    Bank Holiday
    Roosevelt calls for a "bank holiday" where all banks are closed.
  • First New Deal Begins

    First New Deal Begins
    15 new laws are quickly let out to fight the Great Depression and Roosevelt launches the New Deal with Emergency Banking Act.
  • Gold Reserve Act

    Gold Reserve Act
    Act prohibited private ownership of gold and doubled its price changing gold price history.
  • Soil Conservation Act

    Soil Conservation Act
    The FDR passes the act to teach farmers more sustainable methods to conserve.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This act provided income to the elderly, blind, disabled, and children in low-income families.
  • Hottest Summer

    Hottest Summer
    Twelve states experienced temperatures at or above 110 degrees, including four that broke 120 degrees. Killing around 5,000.
  • FDR second term

    FDR second term
    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his second term as president and launches a third new deal.
  • World War II

    World War II
    Germany invades Poland, starting WWII, The depression ends over the next several years as the U.S. builds up its armed forces.