The Great Depression Timeline

Updated: 9/10/2020
The Great Depression Timeline

Storyboard Text

  • March 4, 1929
  • October 29, 1930
  • February, 1931
  • Herbet Hoover becomes the 31st president of the United states.
  • July 2, 1932
  • Stock markets miserably crash and this day became known as "the Great Crash".
  • March 4, 1933
  • Food riots began to break out in the United States.
  • September 1, 1939
  • Presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt makes his "New Deal" speech. The New Deal becomes a game-changer.
  • The "First One Hundred Days" of Roosevelt's presidency begins. Over 15 new laws are quickly enacted to fight the Great Depression.
  • World War II seems to mark the end of the Great Depression. War jobs took care of the 17 million unemployed. The depression ends over the next several years as the U.S. builds up its armed forces.