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USA 1919-1939

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  • Prohibition Begins

    Prohibition Begins
    Many woman began to see alcohol as being the source of a lot of family problems. In 1919, the eighteenth amendment was ratified, thus banning the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Americans thought prohibition would end the violence and crime.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Albert Fall arranged for oil reserves to be transferred to only be used for the navy in a time of emergency. Once the oil was in the hands of Fall, he "forgot" all about the navy and used the oil for himself. Fall began to sell the oil to private oilmen to make his own profit. In 1924 the government stepped in and returned all the oil. Fall was sent to prison for one year.
  • President Coolidge is elected

    President Coolidge is elected
    Calvin Coolidge was elected to be the 30th president. He admired business leaders and was known as "silent Cal". He was admired by all Americans and thought of to be the whole reaosn for the amazing "roaring 20's".
  • The Spirit of St. Louis departs

    The Spirit of St. Louis departs
    Charles Lindbergh departs New York to fly across the Atlantic to Paris. This is the first solo, nonstop flight attempted.
  • The Spirit of St. Louis lands

    The Spirit of St. Louis lands
    Mr. Lindbergh manages to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. His biggest threats were the rain and trying to stay awake. This achivement made him known as a worldwide celebrity.
  • President Hoover is elected

    President Hoover is elected
    Hoover had promised Americans to be just as a good president as Coolidge was. Sadly, this did not turn out. The great depression hit, and America blamed all their problems on Mr. Hoover.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On this day, almost every investor in the stock market began to withdrawl their money. The stock market crashed, wiping out many fortunes. The Dow Jones had reached a low of 198.7.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act
    This act raised the prices on all foreign goods making it nearly impossible to buy anything other than American products. Instead of helping with the hard times, this act made life even harder. The Hawley-Smoot Tariff destroyed international trade and led to global economic failure.
  • Bonus Army March

    Bonus Army March
    The Bonus Army was made up of the WWI veterans who were promised a bonus from Congress. The Great Depression hit and the Bonus Army did not receive their money. The veterans then marched to Washington D.C. to protest. President Hoover requested General MacArthur and his troops to remove the protestors.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected
    This president helped Americans regain confidence in themselves during the Great Depression. In his first one hundred days, Roosevelt passes through Congress fifteen new bills. The bills all were towards getting the economy back. Some of these include the FDIC, CCC, and PWA.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Civilian Conservation Corps
    The CCC was created to help young men get back on their feet after the depression. President Roosevelt called the CCC his favorite New Deal program. The CCC did jobs such as fighting fires, building trails and replanting forests.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    The government created the TVA to help out Americans living in the river valley. Dams were buit to control floods and forests were replanted. Some complained the TVA could not be competed with, but without the TVA the area would be destroyed and useless today.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    The FDIC was created to aid in the nation's finacial situations. Bank deposits were insured up to $5,000. If any bank would fail, the FDIC was there to help bail it out along with that banks customers.
  • Prohibition Ends

    Prohibition Ends
    Prohibition did just the opposite of what it set out to do. Crime raised as many Americans started to illegally sell alcohol. Gansters started to sell alcohol and began to murder their competition. The twenty-first amendment was ratified to out rule the eighteenth. Alcohol was legal again.
  • Works Progress Administration

    Works Progress Administration
    The WPA was created to improve highways, rivers, and harbors. It took five billion dollars just to start the program. The WPA worked to conserve soil and water. The Appalachian Trail was part funded by this organization.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Social Security provided insurance to anyone hurt on the job. Also, it gave the disabled and poverty-stricken familys aid. The unemployed were protected with this new security. The faults were that this act did not ensure farmers at first and African Americans did not receive all the benefits.
  • WWII

    Germany, then under strict rule by Adolf Hitler, decides to invade Poland. Germany had been struggling ever since WWI, when the whole war was blamed on them. Hitler promised to change the country and bring them back in power. This man convinced the country to attack, thus resulting in a six year war.