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15 Important Events On The Great Depression
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on Oct 29, 2010
Last updated: 11/09/10 at 07:39 AM
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Roosevelt signs declaration of war against Japan.
Germany Invades Poland
By passing the Social Security Act, Congress helped provide money for elderly, children, and the unemployed. This Act is still in affect today.
One of the worst dust storms rips through America.
AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act) helped farmers during the Great Depression. For example, AAA gave money for cattle and crops to farmers at a fixed price.
During 1933, many of the nation's banks had failed and over 12 million Americans were jobless.
In the 1st Hundred Days Of Roosevelt's presidency, Congress passed 15 bills creating programs to help Americans in need during the Great Depression. (AKA: The New Deal)
Roosevelt Beats Hoover In Presidential election, becoming our 32nd president.
On this day, the stock market crashed. Stockbrokers rushed to sell their stock but no one was buying. Also known as Black Tuesday. Believed to be the start of the Great Depression