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Great Depression Timeline
Updated: 2/20/2020
Great Depression Timeline
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  • Black Tuesday, 1929
  • Stock Market Crash Leaves No Money in Banks
  • Roosevelt's Election
  • BREAKING NEWS:Roosevelt wins by a landslide
  • Hitler Rises to Power in Europe
  • On October 29, 1929 the Stock Market crashed and caused many banks and businesses to close. This caused many people to lose their jobs and their savings.
  • The New Deal
  • Bank
  • Franklin Roosevelt was elected as the next U.S. president in 1932 after the former President, Herbert Hoover, failed in his efforts to restore the U.S. economy.
  • WW2 Begins
  • In 1933, Hitler begins to rise to power after gaining the trust of the Germans by helping them out of their depression.
  • America Enters the War
  • President Roosevelt implements the New Deal in 1933, which creates minimum wage, gives the maximum number of work hours in a week, and creates new programs for employment and bank reforms.
  • France and Great Britain declare war on Germany on September 1, 1939, which starts World War Two. This begins to bring America out of the Depression due to a boom in industry.
  • In 1941 America joins WW2 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and this officially brings them out of the Great Depression and lowers the unemployment rate by 10%.
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