21H.126 America in Depression and War: Timeline








1929: Stock Market Crash
  Robert and Helen Lynd publish Middletown
1930: Midwestern drought begins
  Hawley-Smoot Tariff
1931: Great Britain abandons gold standard
  Hoover declares moratorium on Allied war debts
  Miners strike in Harlan County, Kentucky
1932: Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  Bonus Army marches on Washington
  Lindbergh kidnapping
  Revenue Act of 1933
  Height of deportation of Mexican migrant workers
  Farm Holiday Association founded
  Strike at Fordís River Rouge plant in Michigan
  Communist-led hunger marches
1933: Unemployment rises to highest level
  Banking crisis
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt becomes president
  Birth rate drops to lowest level
  FDRís first fireside chat
  Emergency Banking Act
  Glass-Steagall Act establishes FDIC
  Agricultural Adjustment Act
  National Industrial Recovery Act
  Tennessee Valley Authority
  Prohibition ends with repeal of 21st Amendment
  United States abandons the gold standard
  Townsend Clubs
1934: Securities and Exchange Commission
  Indian Reorganization Act
  Southern Tenant Farmers Union founded
  It Happened One Night wins Oscars
  Resettlement Administration
  Conservatives create American Liberty League
  Upton Sinclair loses California governor race
1935: National Union for Social Justice (Father Charles Coughlin)
  National Youth Administration
  Harlem Race Riot
  Resettlement Administration
  National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act
  Social Security Act
  Works Progress Administration
  Huey Long assassinated
  CIO formed
1935-1939: Communists at height of influence
1936: Student strike against War
  Margaret Mitchellís Gone with the Wind
  Supreme Court finds Agricultural Adjustment Act unconstitutional
  Black cabinet
  Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at Berlin Olympics
  Birth control legalized
  Roosevelt reelected
  Life magazine founded
  John Maynard Keynes publishes The General Theory
1936-1939: Spanish Civil War
1937: Hindenberg crash
  Amelia Earhart disappears
  Sit-down strikes
  Memorial Day Massacre
  Supreme Court Reorganization fails
  National Housing Act
1937-1938: "Roosevelt Recession"
1938: Fair Labor Standards Act
  Temporary National Economic Committee established
  Munich Agreement
1939: John Steinbeckís Grapes of Wrath
  Federal Theater Project terminated
  Nazi-Soviet pact
  Executive Reorganization Act
  Marion Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial
  World War II breaks out in Europe
1940: Conscription reinstated
  American First movement
  Roosevelt wins reelection against Wendell Wilkie
1941: Lend-Lease Act passed
  Roosevelt declares Four Freedoms
  Fair Employment Practices Commission
  Atlantic Charter signed
  Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
1942: Civil rights activists establish Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  U.S. Navy wins Battle of Midway
  Roosevelt authorized Manhattan Project
  U.S. forces invade North Africa
  Roosevelt authorizes internment of Japanese Americans
  Women recruited for war industries
  Revenue Act of 1942
  Office of Price Adminstration created
  News of Holocaust reaches U.S.
  Temporary Mexican workers allowed entrance into US
1943: Allies launch invasion of Italy
  Smith-Connally Act passed
  Race riot breaks out in Detroit

"Zoot-Suit" riot in Los Angeles

  Chinese Exclusion Act repealed
  Fascism falls in Italy
  Teheran Conference
1944: Gunnar Myrdal publishes An American Dilemma
  GI Bill of Rights
  Roosevelt wins reelection against Thomas Dewey
  Demonstrators protest segregation in DC restaurant
1945: Roosevelt dies; Truman becomes president
  Germany surrenders
  Yalta and Postdam Conferences
  United Nation founded
  Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  Japan surrenders
1946: Atomic Energy Commission established
  Employment Act of 1946 passed
  Churchillí Iron Curtain speech
  Postwar inflation
  Severe labor unrest throughout US
  Republicans win control of Congress