The Great Depression Timeline

Key Events that happened in the great depression.

Events

The Economy

1920

Entangled in the economy roots of depression.

Bull Market

Approx. 1920

The Bull Market was for loans.

Price Investors

1926

Price Investors paid stock and reflected the stock's true value

Presidential Candidates

1928

Presidents viewed each other with despair

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1928

Roosevelt was elected governor of New York

Black Tuesday

1929

When Black Tuesday started

Great Depression

1929

Great Depression started

Economy

1929

When the economy collapses

Bank Failures

1929

Lots of banks failed and people lost their savings that were inside the bank.

Nation's Income

1929

30% nation's income for top 5 American households.

Stock Market Crash

October 29, 1929

Stock market crashes on Black Tuesday.

Crisis

1930

The Depression triggered a crisis of confidence.

Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Approx. 1930

Hawley-Smoot passed a law about the Depression.

Empire State

1931

The Empire State Building opened for business.

National Corporation

October, 1931

National Credit Corporation was created

Drought Sweep

1932

Drought sweeps Great Plains

Relief

1932

Relief of measure of money

Companies

1932

Companies went out of business.

Hoover

1932

Herbert Hoover runs for second term as president.

Reconstruction

June, 1932

Reconstruction Finance Corporation was created.

Marchers

July, 1932

Marchers forced out of Washington DC

Bonus Marchers

July 1932

Bonus marchers were forced out of Washington DC

Court Packing

1937

The Court Packing Bill was defeated.

Roosevelt

1937

Roosevelt Recession begins

The Great Depression Ends

1939

When the Great Depression ended and people were happy about it.