Us history great depression picture

The Great Depresion

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    The Great Depresiom

  • All time low

    All time low
    Unemplyment is only at 3.2%.
  • Wall Street Crashed

    Wall Street Crashed
    The stock market crash signaling the begining of the great depresion.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    Implimented taxing on forien goods in an attempt to protect american manufactures but did little more then damage europen economy.
  • Food roits

    Food roits
    Several hundred men and women smash the windows of a grocery market and steal fruit, canned goods, bacon, and ham. One of the store's owners pulls out a gun to stop the looters, but is attacked and has his arm broken. The "riot" is brought under control by 100 policemen. Seven people are arrested.
  • The Bank colapses

    The Bank colapses
    New York's Bank of the United States collapses in the largest bank failure in American history. $200 million in deposits are lost
  • R.F.C.

    Congress establishes the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. The R.F.C. to lend $2 billion to banks, insurance companies, building and loan associations, agricultural credit organizations and railroads.
  • All time high

    All time high
    Unemplyment reaches Nearly 25%.
  • F.D.R.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated into office as 32nd President of the United States.
  • The 100 first days

    The 100 first days
    F.D.R. in his first months of presidency passes a stagering amount of bills and legislations in attempts to assist the economy.
  • Packing the Courts

    Packing the Courts
    In respons to many of the organizations F.D.R. put into place being deemed unconstitiuional, Roosevelt trys to enlarge and and stack the Supreme Court. This attempt not only fails, but outrages the public.
  • Making Lemons

    Making Lemons
    The depresion in the US is ending as it borrows and spends $1 billion to build its armed forces. From 1939 to 1941, when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, U.S. manufacturing rises 50%.
  • A new player

    A new player
    US emerges from the war as an economic superpower.