Events During the Great Depression

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Herbert Hoover was President (1929-1933)

March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933

10,000 Failed Banks (40%) (1929-1932)

September 1929 - 1932

Stock Market Crash (1929)

September 1929

Smoot-Hawley Tariff (1930)

June 17, 1930

This sharply increased tariffs. It had little effect on the U.S. economy, but plunged Europe into an even deeper crisis.

FDR Elected President (1933)

1933

Dust Bowl (1934-1936)

1934 - 1936

Longshormen (Communist) Strike Stops Business in CA, OR, WA (1934)

January 5, 1934 - January 8, 1934

New Deal Recovery (1936)

1936

FDR Reelected (1936)

November 3, 1936

Recession (1938)

1938

World War II Begins (1939)

1939

Hitler Invades Poland (1939)

1939

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor (1941)

December 7, 1941

US Enters WWII (1941)

December 8, 1941