United States Timeline: The Great Depression

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    United States Timeline: The Great Depression

  • Black Tuesday - Stock Market Crash

    Black Tuesday - Stock Market Crash
    Postwar prosperity ends in the 1929 Stock Market crash. The plummeting stock prices led to losses between 1929 and 1931 of an estimated $50 billion and started the worst American depression in the nation's history.
  • Run on the Banks

    Run on the Banks
    Starting in 1930 and ending in the 1933, the bank run caused thousands of banks to close throughout the nation. Large number of people withdrew their deposits for cash, forcing banks to liquidate loans. More than 11,000 banks were closed by 1933.
  • Planet Pluto is discovered

    Planet Pluto is discovered
    Percival Lowell thought there might be another plane near Neptune and Uranus because he noticed a gravitational pull effecting their orbits. After his death, Clyde Tombaugh used Lowell's predictions and found Pluto with a 13 inch telescope.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff
    Hoover wanted to encouragedoverseas trade by lowering tariffs but republicans wanted to raide tariffs to protect industry. In result, Hawley-Smoot Tariff was made to raise the average tariff rate to the highest in U.S. history.
  • Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem.

    Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem.
    Written on September 14, 1814 by Francis Key after whitnessing the flag still standing at Fort McHenry after a bombardment by the Britich. It was used in most branches of the armed forces. Wilson signed after congress finally passed it.
  • Empire State Building is completed

    Empire State Building is completed
    Construction began in 1930. It was the worlds talest standing structure until 1967 and is the tallest building in New York City.
  • Lindbergh baby kidnapped

    Lindbergh baby kidnapped
    Charles Lindbergh Junior was kidnapped at 9:00 PM in the Lindbergh home. Twelve ransom notes were found and $50,000 was given to "John". Charles was found May 13, 1932 dead on the side of a highway from a blow to the head.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected President

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected President
    32nd president of the United States. FDR helped America regain faith after The Great Depression. He was a democrat who had Polio. He served 4 terms.
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    The New Deal are programs FDR enacted to try and get America out of the depression. The deal focused on infastructure, regulation, and to revive industry. Some of the programs from the New Deal are still around today.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The 21st amendment repealed prohibition, the 18th amendment. This is the only amendment to ever repeal another. This amendment ment to bring more money because everyone knew people would buy and never stop drinking especially during the tough times of the depression.
  • Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) established

    Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) established
    After the stock market crash, frauds and other schemes were an issue. The SEC was established in the New Deal to regulate the commerce in stocks, bonds, and other securites. The SEC is still around to regulate our stock market today.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This act was created to take away risks of unemployment, It also helped odler aged folks get jobs.
  • Gone With the Wind: By Margaret Mitchell published

    Gone With the Wind: By Margaret Mitchell published
    This story was set in Clayton County in Georgia. It takes place during the civil war reconstruction. Maragret Mitchell actually started writing this when she was recovering from a really bad crash.
  • Jessie Owens wins four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics

    Jessie Owens wins four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics
    Before Jessie went to the olympics, he ran track and field at Ohio State University . Jessie got named The Ambassador of sports.
  • Hoover Dam Completed

    Hoover Dam Completed
    They used 230 concrete blocks to complete the big giant dam. It totaled out to be 3.25 cubic yards.
  • FDR was re-elected

    FDR was re-elected
    Roosevelt won over 60% in the election. He tried to keep the economy up but he just couldnt, then he created the second new deal to try and put the economy back up. But the only thing that could pull us out of the depression was WWll.
  • Hindenburg Crashes

    Hindenburg Crashes
    The Hindenburg Disaster took place in Manchester New Jersey. They had 66 survivors and that included some of the staff that was on board.
  • Amelia Earheart Dissapears

    Amelia Earheart Dissapears
    Amelia was the first women to ever fly across the atlantic. When amelia dissapeared she was on her way aroun the world in her plane. She dissapeared over the Pacific and she was only 39 years old.
  • War of the Worlds Broadcast

    War of the Worlds Broadcast
    This Broadcast took place the night before Halloween, and spooked everyone. It even made some people flee the countrie becuase they thought we were going to get killed by aliens. What made this broadcast so real was the actual commercials. They put actual commercials in this so that people would think it was an actual warning.
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, published

    Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, published
    This Novel was a classic Amercian realist novel. John won a annual National Book award and also a Pulitzer prize for his this book.
  • Wizard of Oz Realeased

    Wizard of Oz Realeased
    This movie had the best effect and it had the best usage in Technicolor. It wasnt the a box office favorite it only made $3,017,000 on a $2,000,000 budget.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    This was the piont of the no return and this began WWII. They seen Hitler as a threat, and they were right, Hitler kept adding in countries with his alliance to take over the world and concer all jews.