The Great Depression

  • The Stock Market Crashes

    The stock market crahsed due to investors selling all their stocks because of unusualy high prices.
  • Unenmployment rises

    3.2 million Americans are unemployed. Only 1.5 million Americans were unemployed before the stock marked crashed.
  • Food Riots begin and Foreign workers are resented

    Mobs of people begin to break into markets and steal food. Americans resent workers from other countries and many Mexicans are deported.
  • Bank of the United States Collapses

    New York's Bank of the United States collapses. At the time of the collapse, the bank had over $200 million in deposits, making it the largest single bank failure in the nation's history.
  • FDR is elected

    Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt is elected President.
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    Drought Plagues the Southwest

    The Southwest is plagued by a severe drought known as the dust bowl.
  • The New Deal

    The new deal signed by FDR begins a slow recovery of the economy.