The Great Depression

Timeline created by Cliff Sweazey
In History
  • Hoover Gets Elected

    Hoover Gets Elected
    Herbert Hoover wins the election against democrat Alfred E. Smith, little did he know economic despair was on the way.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Stock market prices plunge and people rapidly try to sell stocks.
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    The Dust Bowl

    The Dust bowl was one of the worst time periods in U.S History, natural disaster wise. Huge dust storms would consume and cover the mid west and prohibit the ability to see in front of yourself.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
    The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act passed which raised tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods. Many economists say this act one part of the things that contributed to the Great Depression.
  • African Americans reach 50%

    African Americans reach 50%
    The unemployment rate for African Americans in the U.S reaches 50%. Which is much higher than their White counterparts at 31.7%.
  • Things Are Looking Up

    Things Are Looking Up
    The Empire State Building is completed and is the tallest building in the world until 1971.
  • The Bonus March

    The Bonus March
    The Bonus Army marched onto Washington D.C. to demand early cash redemption of their service certificates.
  • Roosevelt Gets Elected

    Roosevelt Gets Elected
    In the 1932 presidential election, Roosevelt defeated Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide.
  • Federal Emergency Relief Act

    Federal Emergency Relief Act
    The FERA implemented President Roosevelt's first major initiative to combat the economic and financial problems of the Great Depression.
  • Federal Housing Administration

    Federal Housing Administration
    The FHA created by Franklin D. Roosevelt insures mortgages on single family homes, multifamily properties, residential care facilities, and hospitals.
  • Work Progress Administration

    Work Progress Administration
    The WPA created by Franklin D Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins employed millions of people to work on public works projects, some jobs include the construction of public buildings and roads.
  • Republic Steel Strike

    Republic Steel Strike
    The Republic Steel strike was carried out by roughly 200 marchers, the marchers approached 150 polices officers and began to fight. The event would go down as one of the bloodiest strikes in U.S. history with 10 marchers dead, 40 injured police officers, and 60 injured marchers.