Great Depression Timeline

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    Great Depression Timeline

  • New President Elected

    New President Elected
    Herbert Hoover was elected as the president after his long line of good work in politics and the economy.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Investors traded in some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day.
  • Bank Failure

    Bank Failure
    In the first 10 months of 1930 over 740 banks had closed which was 10x more than the past year
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American prairies during the 1930s. Caused by severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods. Lasted about 6-7years.
  • Bonus March

    Bonus March
    Jobless WW1 veterans organized a group called the BEF to march around Washington D.C. because they needed money. Hoover, who was the president at the time, used the US military to push the marchers away from their campsites.
  • Roosevelt Elected

    Roosevelt Elected
    Roosevelt demolishes Hoover in the 1932 election because of the terrible choices made my Hoover while in presidency.
  • New deal

    New deal
    The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations put into place over the years of Franklin Roosevelt's presidency.
  • Federal Emergency Relief Act

    Federal Emergency Relief Act
    The act established the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, a grant-making agency authorized to distribute federal aid to the states for relief. By the end of December 1935, FERA had distributed over $3.1 billion and employed more than 20 million people.
  • WPA

    WPA
    The Works Progress Administration was created to employ millions of Americans who had lost their jobs due to the stock market crash, to build public buildings and roads.
  • Election of 1936

    Election of 1936
    Franklin Roosevelt completely destroys Republican Alf Landon by winning 523/531 electoral college votes, giving him another 4 years in office to help the citizens during the Great Depression.
  • Sit Down Strikes Begin

    Sit Down Strikes Begin
    The automakers at General Motors were striking to win recognition of the United Auto Workers, they also wanted to stop the company from sending workers to non-union plants and to establish a fair minimum wage
  • World War 2 Begins

    World War 2 Begins
    The beginning of the next world war and the near ending of the great depression brings such joy yet so much heavy hearts. Less people are in poverty but more men are sent overseas to Europe to go fight.