1920 - 1939


Cotton Prices

April 1, 1920 - April 30, 1920

Cotton goes up to 42 cents a pound. Then, overproduction causes prices to drop to less than 10 cents a pound

19th Amendment Ratified

August 18, 1920

Woman can now vote.

Hoover elected as President

November 6, 1928

Herbert Hoover was elected as the President of the United States of America.

American Stock Market collapses

October 1929

The Dust Bowl and the Great Depression Begin


Roosevelt elected President

November, 1932

Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected President of the United States.

Millions of pigs slaughtered

September 1933

About 6 million young pigs are slaughtered to stabilize meat prices. All the meat is wasted, none is used.

Least amount of rain.

1934 - 1935

Black Sunday

April 14, 1935

20 huge dust storms hit the plains in one day.

Great Depression Ends

1939 - 1940

Nazi Germany invades Poland. Evacuation begins.


UK, France, and Commonwealth Countries Declare War on Germany