Hoover becomes president and lowers the tax rate from 25% to 24%. He also pursued a free-market economy and a laissez-faire economic system.
Black Tuesday - U.S. Event
This is argued to have triggered the Great Depression, where 16 million shares were traded and people began to trade sideways.
Bank of U.S. Fails - U.S. Event
The fourth-largest bank in the nation failed. Hoover raised tax rates in response.
Hitler Becomes Chancellor - World Event
Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, which ultimately paves his way to become the supreme leader and heading the Holocaust and the country of Germany.
Roosevelt Becomes President - U.S. Event
Roosevelt is elected as the 32nd President of America with Garner as his Vice President.
New Deal Era Begins - U.S. Event
Franklin Delano Roosevelt kicks off his New Deal recovery plan with the Emergency Banking Act. All U.S. banks are closed.
Black Sunday - U.S. Event
FDR passed the Soil Conservation Act in an attempt to educate farmers about sustainable methods.
Hindenberg Disaster - U.S. Event
The accident killed 35 people and made America rethink the usage of airship travel.
Wagner-Steagall Act - U.S. Event
The act federally funded housing projects run individually be each state.
Poland Surrenders - World Event
Warsaw, Poland surrenders & is partitioned by Germany and Russia. It later becomes an integral part of the German war plan.
Defense Budget Increased - U.S. Event
FDR increases the American defense budget in light of World War II and raised the top tax rate to 81%.
Lend-Lease Program Introduced - U.S. Event
The program provided military aid to any crucial ally of the United States and was an integral part of WWII.
Plan Barbarossa - World Event
Germany invades the Soviet Union without formally declaring war & Hitler is now fighting on two fronts.
Executive Order 8802 - U.S. Event
Signed into effect by Roosevelt, the act combated discrimination in the defense workforce against women and blacks.
Attack on Pearl Harbor - U.S. Event
Japanese planes attacked the Hawaiian naval base Pearl Harbor, killing 2,300 Americans and motivating the U.S. to become involved in World War II.
Bataan Death March - World Event
The death march was a forced migration of Allied POW by the Japanese Army.
The photo attached is a picture of the 65-mile journey that Filipino prisoners and American prisoners made to prison camps after the surrender of the Bataan Peninsula. Thousands died during the movement.
The Battle of Midway - World Event
A battle between the American and Japanese navies at Midway Island which resulted in an American victory. The photo is of a U.S. dive-bomber going to attack a Japanese cruiser.
D-Day - World Event
D-Day was an invasion of France (occupied by Nazi Germany) at Normandy beach where the Allies tried to defeat German troops and ultimately end WWII. The attached photo is from the point of view of an American boat on the way to join the storming of Normandy.
Battle of The Bulge - World Event
A last attempt for a weakened Germany to try to fight off Allied troops, resulting in the exhaust of the last of Germany's resources. The attached visual is of American troops marching through the Ardennes to battle Hitler's "Last Gamble".
Korematsu vs. United States - U.S. Event
A court case that determined that the relocation and internment of Japanese people was constitutional. The photo is of a racist sign directing Japanese people to stay out of a white neighborhood. The court case was centered in fighting racism and government actions to displace Japanese workers.
1944 Presidential Inauguration - U.S. Event
FDR is inaugurated for the fourth time after winning the 1944 election against Thomas E. Dewey. The photo is of FDR swearing his allegiance to the U.S. on the Bible.
Auschwitz Liberation - World Event
Soviet Armies liberate Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most infamous Nazi concentration camp. The photo is of Soviet soldiers guiding prisoners out of the concentration camp during the liberation.
Yalta Conference - World Event
A meeting between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to address postwar concerns and primitive reconstruction plans. The attached photo is of the three political leaders of the three involved countries together.
Iwo-Jima - World Event
The Battle of Iwo-Jima was a long major battle where the United States landed & captured the island of Iwo-Jima from Japan in the Pacific Theater. Attached is a (staged) Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of American soldiers raising a flag from the rubble of the battle.
FDR Dies While in Office - U.S. Event
FDR dies three months into his 4th term due to complications with polio. The photo attached was taken shortly after he was elected a fourth term.
Victory in Europe Day - World Event
The day that Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied powers and ultimately ended the war in Europe. In the photo, a crowd soldiers who fought in the war and citizens celebrate Germany's surrender.
Potsdam Conference - World Event
A meeting between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss reconstruction plans and determine the fate of Germany. In the photo, the three leaders of the involved countries meet again after the Yalta Conference.
Bombing of Hiroshima - World Event
The first ever atomic bomb is used to bomb the fishing city of Hiroshima, which causes over 80,000 deaths. The photo is of the destruction caused be the bomb.
Bombing of Nagasaki - World Event
The second ever atomic bomb is used on the farming city of Nagasaki, killing roughly 100,000 civilians.
Victory Over Japan Day - World Event
The day that the Japanese Empire publicly surrendered, which effectively ended WWII. In the attached famous photo, a soldier kisses his wife in celebration.