Created by 1lindseyhayden on Oct 29, 2010
Last updated: 11/09/10 at 06:49 AM
WW2 began in Europe.
Most New Deal programs ended because the US had no more need for them. A few, such as Social Security, are still around today.
FDR won the presidential election for a second time in a row.
A major drought struck the midwest.
Moorhead, Minnesota reports a record high temperature of 114 degrees F.
Farmers protest low crop prices by marching to the state capitol in St. Paul.
REA brought electricity to farmers.
President Roosevelt created the New Deal to provide relief, recovery, and reform for the American people.
By this time, America had a 25% unemployment rate, 7,000 banks failed, and over a million American people were homeless.
Gangster John Dillinger was released from prison on parole.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. He was going against Herbert Hoover, the 31st president, and won by a landslide. In his campain, Roosevelt promised "a new deal for the American people".
The Dust Bowl blew through Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of Missouri, Wyoming, and Montana and created a major issue that lasted through the Great Depression.
Famous jazz singer, songwriter, and actress Abbey Lincoln was born in Chicago.
The link below is an audio recording of her song "Down Here Below".
Richard Drew, a lab technician at 3M in St. Paul, developed scotch tape.
Stocks dropped to an all time low, beginning the Great Depression.
Marathon dancing was a form of entertainment during the Depression. Dancers tried to stay on their feet as long as they could, and the last standing won cash prizes. The longest marathon dance lasted 22 weeks and 3 and a half days.