Great Depression 1930s



Stock Market Crash

October 29, 1929

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was also known as Black Tuesday. In the United States, it was the most devastating crash. It started when Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 12.8%.

Bank Rush

July 13, 1931

The Bank Rush of 1929 was caused by too many people trying to get their money out of the banks at the same time. Right after the Stock Market crash, everyone panicked, thinking that getting their money out of the bank would save them. Unfortunately, due to the bank run, the banks were unable to give back to all of their depositors. they were forced to liquidate their loans.

First Inauguration of FDR

March 4, 1933

The inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt was highly anticipated by all of America, and everyone tuned in to their radios to hear it. His inauguration was the beginning for him to fix the national crisis.

FDR Supreme Court Packing

August 12, 1937

Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Hugo Black to be in the Supreme Court. Many people though that this was a scandal to get more power because Black supported FDR's New Deal. They began to thing that He was packing the Supreme Court with people that would support his ideas.

Wizard of Oz release

August 25, 1939

"The Wizard of Oz" was one of the first movies to ever use color in the film. It was the most expensive movie that MGM had produced at that time due to its special effects.

Third Inauguration of FDR

January 20, 1941

FDR's third inauguration signified his third four-year term. This happened before twenty-second amendment to the United States Constitution had been ratified, stating that a president could only serve two terms.

America's Entry to WW II

December 7, 1941

America did not want to enter World War II so for as long as they could, they remained separated from the war. They finally were forced to become involved in WWII when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.


Hitler Elected Chancellor

January 30, 1933
Germany was desperate for a new leader due to the economic depression they were going through so President Paul Von Hindenburg elected Adolf Hitler to be the Chancellor of Germany.

Enactment of The Nuremberg Laws

September 15, 1935
The Nuremberg laws stated that Jews could not marry nor have sex with German blooded people. Also, they were not permitted to hire females of German blood if they were under the age of 45.

Neville Chamberlain "peace in our time"

1938 British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, used the phrase "Peace in our time" after signing the Munich Agreement. This agreement made by Britain, France, and Italy said that Hitler could take control of parts of Czechoslovakia.

German Unification with Austria

March 15, 1938

Hitler threatened that Schuschnigg, the chancellor of Austria, resign or else he would invade Austria. Then Schuschnigg resigned because it was too much of a risk. Austria became part of the German Greater Reich

The Night of Broken Glass

November 9, 1938 After a 17 year old Jewish teenager had assassinated a German official in Paris, The Germans blew up in violence toward the Jews in Reich. More than 91 Jews were killed while 30,000 more were sent to concentration camps. Many Jewish buildings and businesses were destroyed.

Invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939 Invasion of Poland was also known as the September Campaign or the 1939 Defensive War. One reason why Hitler invaded Poland was because he had promised to give the Germans lebensraum in eastern Europe.

Anne Frank family flees Germany

July 5, 1942 The Franks lived in Germany and thought of it as their home. That is why the decision to move to the Netherlands. The only reason why they had to move away was to escape the prejudice of the new Nazi leaders.