United States Timeline: The Great Depression

  • Black Tuesday: Stock Market Crash

    Black Tuesday: Stock Market Crash
    Stock market prices plummeted and lead to a total decline in economy. America was offically in the Great Depression, and things were beginning to look bad.
  • Pluto Is Discovered As A Plant

    Pluto Is Discovered As A Plant
    The tenth most massive body that has been observed orbiting the sun is now know as the nineth planet in our solar system.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff
    The rise of over 20,000 tariffs or taxes on imports and exports to and from the United States, cutting the international trade rate by more than half.
  • Empire State Building Compleated

    Empire State Building Compleated
    The 102 story skyscraper, becomes the tallest in the world from 1931-1972.
  • The Run On The Banks

    The Run On The Banks
    A large number of people became scared of what the market was doing so they began to "run" to the banks and draw all their money out, but everyone did this at the same time, and banks ran out of money, and went under.
  • Star Spangled Banner Becomes National Anthem

    Star Spangled Banner Becomes National Anthem
    Based on the lyrics of Francis Scott Key's Poem, "Defense of Fort McHenry."
  • Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped

    Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped
    Son of famous aviator is kidnapped by an unknown person, and is later found dead, still to this day the person that was prosecuted is thought to be innocent.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    A series of economical programs proposed by Roosevelt, in an attempt to jump start America's economy, and to pull us out of the depression.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected Prsident

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected Prsident
    Becomming the 32nd president of the United States, he begins with creating the New Deal.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The prohabition of alchohol is repealed with the passing of this amendment.
  • Securities Exchanges Commission

    Securities Exchanges Commission
    The federal agency that enforces and regulates stocks and their exchanges.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    All tax payers will pay inot this organization, which cares for the elderly, the sick and the people that are un-selfsufficient, or unable to be on their own.
  • Hoover Dam Completed

    Hoover Dam Completed
    One of the largest Dams in the world is completed, requiring a massive labor force this project created a lot of jobs
  • Gone With The Wind Published

    Gone With The Wind Published
    One of the most influential novels of its time, became a classic when it reached fame as high as The Wizzard Of Oz.
  • Jessie Owens Wins Four Gold Medals

    Jessie Owens Wins Four Gold Medals
    A black male wins four gold medal at the Berlin Olympics, and made Hitler and the Nazi party very angry.
  • FDR Re-elected

    FDR Re-elected
    Elected for a second term, FDR shocased his power by packing the courts, when the justices would not agree to work with him.
  • Hindenburg Crashes

    Hindenburg Crashes
    Rigid airship crashed after catching fire and exploding, killing its passangers
  • Amelia Earhart Disappears

    Amelia Earhart Disappears
    The first woman to ever fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, went missing, they found her plain and her shoe, but her body wass never found.
  • War Of The Worlds Broadcast

    War Of The Worlds Broadcast
    Orson Welles makes up a broadcast about how Mars was invading earth, this was supposed to be a prank, but the seriousness of the broadcast made it seem much more real.
  • Grapes Of Wrath Published

    Grapes Of Wrath Published
    John Steinbeck's novel about the great depression, which later recieved the Pulitzer Prize
  • The Wizzard Of Oz Released

    The Wizzard Of Oz Released
    Frank L. Baum's Famous novel was created into an even more famous movie, which is one of the greatest movies of all time.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Nazi Germany invades Poland and begins its conquest on the rest of Europe, devouring country after country in a pursuit to create the perfect race.