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Great Depression Timeline
Updated: 2/20/2020
Great Depression Timeline
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  • Stock Market Crash-1929
  • BANK
  • FDR elected president-1932
  • FDR launches New Deal-1933
  • The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Great Crash, was a major stock market crash that occurred in 1929. The crash lost what would now be considered $396 billion today. This event is what led to the Great Depression
  • Federal Housing Administration- 1934
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States, and led the US through the Great Depression. He was elected on November 8th, 1932, and ran against Herbert Hoover, and won by a landslide.
  • Works Progress Administration Created-1935
  • The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations created by President FDR. The purpose of it was for relief, reform, and recovery from the Great Depression. This was initially created in 1933
  • Beginning of WWII (for the US)-1941
  • This was created by FDR, and the purpose was to set standards for construction and underwriting, and it insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building.
  • The Works Progress Administration, or WPA, was created to employ millions of job seekers to carry out public work projects. This was established on May 6, 1935
  • The Great Depression ended when the United States got involved in World War 2 in 1941. This happened when the Japanese bombed Pear Harbor on December 7th, 1941. (The picture above is at Pearl Harbor)
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