report on the 1930s

  • Ending Prohibition

     Ending Prohibition
    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. Prohibitionists first attempted to end the trade in alcoholic drinks during the 19th century.
  • the great depression

    the great depression
    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across the world; in most countries, it started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s.
  • hoovervilles

    When the government failed to provide relief, President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was blamed for the intolerable economic and social conditions, and the shantytowns that cropped up across the nation, primarily on the outskirts of major cities, became known as Hoovervilles.
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
    The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was a government corporation administered by the United States Federal Government between 1932 and 1957 that provided financial support to state and local governments and made loans to banks, railroads, mortgage associations, and other businesses.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    The United States reelected FDR in 1940 for his third term, making him the only U.S. president to serve for more than two terms. ... He also initiated the development of the world's first atomic bomb and worked with other Allied leaders to lay the groundwork for the United Nations and other post-war institutions.
  • New Deal

     New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States between 1933 and 1939.
  • Second New Deal

    Second New Deal
    Later, a second New Deal was to evolve; it included union protection programs, the Social Security Act, and programs to aid tenant farmers and migrant workers. Many of the New Deal acts or agencies came to be known by their acronyms.
  • Plains – Dust Bowl – natural disasters – drought

    Plains – Dust Bowl – natural disasters – drought
    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 dry period in the 1930s. As high winds and choking dust swept the region from Texas to Nebraska, people and livestock were killed and crops failed across the entire region.
  • Entertainment – radio, war of the worlds

    Entertainment – radio, war of the worlds
    Perhaps the single most famous entertainment radio broadcast of all time, Orson Welles' October 30, 1938 drama scared countless listeners and made the front page of the “New York Times”—and also underlined the growing importance of radio in America.
  • WWII begins, 1939 (US not involved until Pearl Harbor 1941)

    WWII begins, 1939 (US not involved until Pearl Harbor 1941)
    Although the war began with Nazi Germany's attack on Poland in September 1939, the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights
    Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one's entitlement to participate in the civil and political life of society and the state without discrimination or repression.