The Great Depression 1929-1942

Events

stock market crash

1929

The wallstreet crash of 1929, it was known as the black Tuesday(October 29). Then the great crash, the decade that followed world war 1 and led to the crash while the American cities prospered. The over production of agricultural produced widespread financial despair among American farmers throughout the decade. This would later be the blame as one of the key factors that led the 1929 stock market crash. Despite the dangers of speculation, many believed that the stock market would continued to rise forever.

The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act is signed

1930

The Tariff act of 1930, also known as the Smoot-Hawley or Haeley- Smoot Tariff. It was an act sponsored by senator reed smoot and representitive Willis C. Hawley. It was signed into law on june 17, 1930. The act raised U.S. Tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods

The star spangled banner

1931

The 9/13/1814 writing of the star spangled banner by Francis Scott key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of FT. Mchenrey during the war of 1812. On 1931 the star spangled banner got turned into the National Anthem.

The Emergency Relief and Construction Act

1932

The Emergency Relief and construction Act was an amendment to the reconstruction finance corporation act which was signed on the month of January 22,1932. This act created the Reconstruction Finance Corporation which released funds for the public works project across the country.

FDR Elected President 1933

1933

The United States Presidential election of 1933. It was the thirty-seventh quadrennial Presidential election. This election took place against the backdrop of the great depression that ruined the promises of the president and republican candidate Herbert Hoover. Then to bring in the Democratic nomination went to a well-known governor New Yorks Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Dust Bowl Begins

1934

The Dust bowl was the named given to the great plains region devastated by drought throw the 1930s depression-ridden America. The 150,000 Square-mile area encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and the naighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, New mexico. They had very little rain fall, real light soil, and very high winds it was a horrible destructive combination.

F.B.I is Established

1935

The Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), formerly the bureau of investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States. The FBI was established in 1908 as the bureau of investigation, the BOI or BI for short. Its name was changed Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) in 1935. The FBI headquarters is the J.Edgar Hoover Building located in Washington,D.C

New Deal Recovery

1936

The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) was a law passed by the United States Congress in 1933 to authorize the president to regulate industry in an attempt to raise prices after serve deflation and stimulate economic recovery. It also established a national public works program known as the public works administration.

Hindinburg Disaster

1937

The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937.
A German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught on fire and was destroyed while it was trying to dock with its mooring mast a naval air station lake Hurst in Manchester township, New Jersey, United States.

Recession

1938

The Recession of 1937-1938 was an economic downturn that occured during the great depression. By 1937 production, Profits, and the Wages of the United States had regained their 1929 levels. Unemployment remained high.

World War II Begins

1939

World War 2 began before dawn even had the opportunity to break in September 1939 when the German Forces tore into Poland. For the greater part of the next 6 years, the War consumed the globe. On the 75th anniversary of Germanys invasion of Poland, so look back at the nasty Nazi offensive that launched World War 2.

Selective Service Act

1940

The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, it was also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act. This Selective Act required that all men had reached their 21st birthday but not reached their 36th birthday has to register with their local Draft Boards.

Pearl Harbor Attack

1941

The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a terrible surprise Military Strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

U.S. Enters World War II

1942

World War 2 was the biggest struggle humankind has ever seen and been threw. This War killed more people, cost the United States more money, damaged more property than ever, affected alot of people. Also this War caused more changes in nearly every country than any war in history.
The number of people killed, wounded, or missing between September 1939 and September 1945 can never be calculated. It was estimated that more than 55 million people perished.