Events in US History - 1920s and 30s

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  • GOOGLE QUESTION - KWL for the 1920s and 30s

    GOOGLE QUESTION - KWL for the 1920s and 30s
  • Black Tuesday - The event that started it all!

    Black Tuesday - The event that started it all!
    This date in history is said to have begun the period we would know as The Great Depression. The stock market crashed and many people and businesses lost lots of money. To better understand these events, take a look at this video about Black Tuesday
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression begins at this time, and the impact is felt in many ways. From farmers to businessmen, to corporations, many people felt the damaging effects of this period in history. Take a look at this video! It will give you a great overview!
    The Great Depression
  • Bank Runs and the Hoover Adminstration

    Bank Runs and the Hoover Adminstration
    Times were getting worse, and the government wasn't doing much to help. Under the leadership of President Herbert Hoover, unemployment continued to grow, so did the soup lines, and many Americans had no idea what was next.
    This speech by President Hoover hoped to instill some confidence, but that was not the case.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes office as 32nd President of The United States of America

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes office as 32nd President of The United States of America
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to serve following Herbert Hoover. The country was hoping that new leadership could bring forth change and help us rebound from The Great Depression. During his first 4 days in office, FDR made major progress. Watch this video for more information about the "banking holiday." President Roosevelt speaks about the banking crisis during his first days in office
  • President Roosevelt's first pep talk to the USA

    President Roosevelt's first pep talk to the USA
    While they would not be known as "FIRESIDE CHATS" until May, the first one occurred on this date. PBS News Hour (3/12/2015) shares with us a bit of that First Fireside Chat, on the 82nd anniversary of the first one. There would be 30 of these radio transmitted pep talks in FDR's presidency.
  • The New Deal - FDRs first 100 Days in Office

    The New Deal - FDRs first 100 Days in Office
    FDR created programs (many still used today) that would help our country work through the hard times. Watch this great video about these programs! A NEW DEAL FOR THE USA
  • FDR KNOWLEDGE CHECK

    FDR KNOWLEDGE CHECK
    Check what you know about this amazing president!

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  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    Many factors contributed to the Dust Bowl which drove many families from their homes.
    The Dust Bowl
  • More on the Dust Bowl...How did this happen?

    More on the Dust Bowl...How did this happen?
  • Okies During the Great Depression - Migrant farm workers looking for a living

    Okies During the Great Depression - Migrant farm workers looking for a living
    After the Dust Bowl had devastated the midwest, many families packed what they could and headed west, hoping to find work picking fruit or working on farms in California. With so many looking for work, wages were so far below expected wages. Many cities in California didn't want them there. Watch here for more about their horrible lifestyles that ultimately ended many lives. Okies during the Great Depression were not just from Oklahoma
  • SECOND NEW DEAL

    SECOND NEW DEAL
    Even with all President Roosevelt had done, the Great Depression continued. The economy was bad, there were still no jobs, and people were desperate. So, in the spring of 1935, FDR a second, series of federal programs, sometimes called the Second New Deal. View a bit about some of these programs here: WPA Social Security Act
  • Teens leave home in hopes of living - riding the rails looking for work

    Teens leave home in hopes of living - riding the rails looking for work
    With the Great Depression in full swing, many could not feed their own families. Parents sent able-bodied children out to find work on their own. Many of these hopped on trains, riding the rails, looking for work from town to town. Watch the first five minutes of Clarence Thomas' story as his parents sent him away because they couldn't provide for him.
  • John Steinbeck writes "The Grapes of Wrath" to expose conditions of migrant farm workers in California

    John Steinbeck writes "The Grapes of Wrath" to expose conditions of migrant farm workers in California
    John Steinbeck wrote "The Grapes of Wrath" to expose the horrible conditions that migrant farm workers faced when moving to California to work following the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. He also wrote "Of Mice and Men" which we will study, that chronicles the life of two migrant farm workers and the bond they shared. This is based on many of his own experiences as a migrant worker.
  • KNOWLEDGE CHECK TIME!

    KNOWLEDGE CHECK TIME!
    Play this quick game and see how many of these items you can match up! Many of these answers have been found in the videos and links from this timeline!
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