US History II 1921-1941 The New Era thru The Great Depression Era

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  • Teapot Dome scandale

    Teapot Dome scandale
    The U.S. Secretary of Interior leases the Teapot Dome Oil Reserve in Wyoming.
  • Warner Brothers Pictures is incorporated

    Warner Brothers Pictures is incorporated
  • Warren G. Harding dies

    Warren G. Harding dies
    President Warren G. Harding dies while in office. Vice President Calvin Coolidge succeeds him as President.
  • Calvin Coolidge wins election as President

    Calvin Coolidge wins election as President
  • Charles Lindbergh flies over Atlantic

    Charles Lindbergh flies over Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh flies the first non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in the Spirit of St.Louis.
  • Herbert Hoover wins election as President

    Herbert Hoover wins election as President
  • Teapot Dome scandale trial ends

    Teapot Dome scandale trial ends
    The Teapot Dome scandal ends with Secretary of Interior Albert Fall being convicted of accepting a $100,000 bribe for leasing the Elk Hills naval oil reserve.
  • 1929 Stock Market Crash

    1929 Stock Market Crash
    Falling stock prices lead to losses of $50 Billion between 1929 and 1931.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
    Hiked tariff rates for imports to the U.S.
  • Public Works Projects

    Public Works Projects
    Hoover asks congress for $150 Million for public works projects to increase employment and combat the growing economic depression.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President
    FDR would serve four terms in office and lead the country through the Great Depression and World War II.
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    The New Deal

    Several pieces of legislation were passed by Congress to address the depression. These included dropping the gold standard and creating the Civilian Conservation Corp which created work to build the National Park and various other projects
  • 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ending prohibition

    21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ending prohibition
  • Securities and Exchange Commission is created

    Securities and Exchange Commission is created
    The Securities and Exchange Act would provide oversight over Wall Street.
  • Social Security Act is passed

    Social Security Act is passed
    The Social Securities Act would provide retirees with paychecks after retirement.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    A National Minimum Wage is set at $.25 an hour as well as establishing overtime rules with the signing of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • U.S. declares its neutrality in the war in Europe (World War II)

    U.S. declares its neutrality in the war in Europe (World War II)
    Germany invaded Poland and began World War II.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    "A day that will live in infamy". A surprise attack was launched by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 1,177 troops died in this attack. The next day the U.S. declared war on Japan and official entered World War II. On December 11 the U.S.declared war on Germany and Italy.