Government and Economy 1865-1940

Events

Reconstruction/ End of Civil War

1865 - 1877

Reconstruction of the South

Crime of 1873

1873

banks conspire to pressure to government to increase money supply

Gilded Age

1877 - 1900

population and economy grew quickly, there was a lot of political corruption and corporate financial misdealing

Square Deal

1900 - 1906

Theodore Roosevelt, treatment of citizens and businesses equally

WW1

1914 - 1918

Rations, wartime economy, mass production of wartime materials, low unemployment rates

Roaring 20s

1920 - 1929

flappers, prohibition, over spending

Great Depression

1929

crash of the stock market, black tuesday

Dust Bowl/ Hoover's Response

1930

Severe drought, American farmers lost everything and Herbert Hoover tried to stabilize the economy

New Deal

1933

FDR, relief recover reform to help economy

WW2 begins

1939