The Great Depression 1929 to 1939

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  • 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 the losses between 1929 and 1931 of an estimated $50 billion and started the worst American depression in the nation's history.
  • Planet Pluto is discovered

    Planet Pluto is discovered
    Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. The planet was seen by a 13 inch telescope. It is the smallest planet and furthest planet from the sun.
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Hawley-Smoot Tariff
    Act was sponsered by Senator Smoot and Represenative Hawley. It raised U.S. tariffs on 20,000 imported goods. Trade suffered greatly and the depression intensified.
  • Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem

    Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem
    The Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem by the congressional resolution. It was first recognized for official use by the U.S. navy and Woodrow Wilson.
  • Empire State building is completed

    Empire State building is completed
    The Empire State building was the world's tallest building until 1972. It was originally occupied by the brownstone mansions. It is known as the most famous sky scraper in the world. New technology made the buliding of the Empire State possible.
  • Lindbergh Baby kidnapped

    Lindbergh Baby kidnapped
    Kidnapping of the baby was the most publicized crime in the 20th century. The child was abducted in 1932 and found a year later. The death of the child was detirmined to be a major skull fracture.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt elected President

    Franklin D. Roosevelt elected President
    FDR was a democrat and he won the election over Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression. He was the 32nd president. He proposed the New Deal during the first 100 days of being president. This was what FDR was most known for.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The 21st amendment was passed by congress on Feb. 20th and ratified by the states. It repealed the 18th amendment to constitution with began prohibition.
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of programs enacted by FDR to help the financial crisis occuring througout the nation. It was planned to help regulation of administartion, jobs and infistructure. It was made to increase Government spending.
  • Run on the Banks

    Run on the Banks
    Occured when people withdrew all their money at once from the banks causing the banks to go bankrupt. all banks suffered financial crisis and that was how it beacame known as the Bank Runs. Most of the Depressions economic change was caused by the bank runs.
  • Securities Exchange Comission established

    Securities Exchange Comission established
    The federal agency that holds responsibility to inforce regulations for the securities industry.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Drafted during Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term by the Presidents Comittee on Economic Legeslative Act which created the Social Security system in the United States.
  • Hoover Dam completed

    Hoover Dam completed
    Damn in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. On the border of Arizona and Nevada. Construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over 100 lives.
  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind was a historical romance, but has been known as a "nearmiss" and does not fit the romance genre, making it a historical novel.
  • Jessie Owens wins four gold medals at Berlin Olympics

    Jessie Owens wins four gold medals at Berlin Olympics
    Jessie Owens specialized in sprints and long jump. He had gold medals in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, long jump, and as part of the 4x100 relay.
  • FDR was re-elected

    FDR was re-elected
    FDR was elected in a landslide over his challenger Alfred M. Landon. He won over 60% of the popular vote and had 523 out of the 531 electoral votes, losing only Maine and Vermont.
  • Hindenburg crashes

    Hindenburg crashes
    The Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its moaring mast of the 97 people, 35 facilities, and one captain.
  • Amelia Earhart dissapears

    Amelia Earhart dissapears
    Amelia Earhart was was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first aviator to fly solo across the Atalntic Ocean. She disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
  • War of the Words Broadcast

    War of the Words Broadcast
    War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the air.
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck punlished

    Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck punlished
    Grapes of Wrath was and American realist novel. John Steinbeckk won the annual National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. The book was set during the Great Depression.
  • The Wizard of Oz was released

    The Wizard of Oz was released
    Dorthy's shoes represented the silver standard, the tin man represented the factory workers, the scare crow represented the farmers, and the yellow brick road represented the Gold standard.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany invaded Poland one week after the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It was also known as the September Campaign, or the 1939 Defensive War. Invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Alovak contringent that set the beginning of World War II.
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