Great Depression Timeline

Timeline created by sophiaalegre
In History
  • U.S Presidential Election

    U.S Presidential Election
    Herbert Hoover defeats Democratic candidate, Al Smith, and becomes the 31st President of the United States.
  • The Great Depression Begins

    The Great Depression Begins
    The stock market crashes sending many into a panic and wiping out millions of business investors.
  • Dust Bowl Begins

    Dust Bowl Begins
    The Dust Bowl was a monstrous dust storm. This eventually affected the soil where the farmers worked. Leading to extended drought, loss of millions of top soil; by 1930 the rains stop the best soil is completely gone with the wind.
  • Depression Worsens

    Depression Worsens
    Food riots begin to break out because people had no jobs or money and were starving, so they would break into groceries stores and steal the food. The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the U.S National Anthem.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president and creates a New Deal which helped Americans find new jobs and it helped create a ton of new acts helping financial relief, farmers, employment, and so much more.
  • The First New Deal Begins

    The First New Deal Begins
    The "First One Hundred Days" of Roosevelt's presidency begins. Over 15 new laws are quickly enacted to fight the Great Depression. Roosevelt calls for a "bank holiday" where all banks are closed.
  • More Laws are Passed

    More Laws are Passed
    Huey Long, Governor of Louisiana, establishes the "Share Our Wealth" movement. The SEC is established to regulate the stock market. The Corporate Bankruptcy Act becomes law. The Federal Housing Administration is established by the passing of the National Housing Act.
  • The Second New Deal Begins

    The Second New Deal Begins
    The Works Progress Administration is established. It will employ 8 million workers over the next several years building things like roads, bridges, and airports.
  • Elections

    Elections
    resident Roosevelt is re-elected. President Roosevelt is re-elected for a second term.
  • More FDR

    More FDR
    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his second term as president.
  • March of Dimes

    March of Dimes
    The March of Dimes is established as a foundation to combat infant polio by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • World War II and the End of the Great Depression

    World War II and the End of the Great Depression
    World War II begins when Germany invades Poland. The depression ends over the next several years as the U.S. builds up its armed forces.