The Depression and WW2 Era

 

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The Depression and WW2 Era: 1929 - 1945
The articles in this section on United States History for Kids relate to the dates covered from 1929 - 1945, the Great Depression and WW2 Era.
The Wall Street Crash led to the Great Depression and untold hardships to Americans who lost their life savings and then lost their jobs. The New Deal brought hope to the nation but before this country could fully recover it was hit by the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and the US entry into World War Two. The leaders of the country who were elected president during the Depression & WW2 Era, and helped to make United States History, were Herbert Hoover and Franklin D Roosevelt.

The Depression and WW2 Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945
Find interesting facts, history and important information about United States History from 1929 - 1945 in the Depression and WW2 Era with a short summary and definition followed by detailed info about each of these important historical events.

The Depression and WW2 Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945
This article about the Depression and WW2 Era in United States History is presented in a unique way by linking the most famous events in the Depression and WW2 era of 1929 - 1945 with the presidents who were in power during the time when these important events in American history occurred. An easy way to discover facts, dates and information about the Important historical events in each of the Presidencies that occured during the Depression and WW2 Era of United States history that spanned from 1929 - 1945.

President Herbert Hoover and the Depression Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Herbert Hoover includes the Wall Street Crash, The Bonus Army March, The Great Depression and the Hoover Dam - United States History for Kids:

 

Depression Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945
Herbert Hoover Presidency (1929-1933)

President Herbert Hoover

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Herbert Hoover and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
The Roaring TwentiesFind interesting facts and info about the Roaring Twenties.
  
Prohibition GangstersFind the names and descriptions of the famous Prohibition Gangsters
  
Eliot Ness and "The Untouchables"Facts about FBI Agent Eliot Ness and his squad of "The Untouchables"
  
Lindbergh KidnappingThe Lindbergh Kidnapping - March 1, 1932
  
The Long Bull MarketThe Long Bull Market of the 1920s saw share prices on the stock market soar
  
The Wall Street CrashThe history and events of the Wall Street Crash and Black Tuesday
  
Causes of the Wall Street CrashThe causes and effects of the Wall Street Crash
  
Great Depression Facts40 Facts about the Great Depression
  
Causes of the Great DepressionCauses of the Great Depression explained
  
Great Depression PovertyEffects of Poverty and Poverty Levels during the Great Depression
  
Bonus ArmyBonus Army March by Veterans of WW1.
  
Hawley Smoot TariffThe Hawley Smoot Tariff raise tariffs on imports which backfired on America
  
Shantytowns and HoovervillesFacts on makeshift camps set up by the homeless during the Depression.
  
Soup KitchensThe Soup Kitchens run by volunteers fed the hungry in the Great Depression
  
Social Effects of the Great DepressionDiscover the Social Effects of the Great Depression - Part 1
  
Social Effects of Great Depression - Part 2 Discover the Social Effects of the Great Depression - Part 2
  
The Dust BowlThe causes, effects, the Black Blizzards and the response to the Dust Bowl
  
Dust Bowl LifeDust Bowl life via a primary source document "I'd Rather Not Be on Relief"
  
The Hays CodeThe standards stipulated in the code and the effect of Hollywood censorship
  
Hays Code FactsBackground Hollywood history of the Hays Code and its creation.  
  
Golden Age of HollywoodThe Golden Age of Hollywood and classical Hollywood cinema
  
Hoover DamStats and facts about the Hoover Dam, the powerplant and Lake Mead
  

Depression Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945 - Herbert Hoover Presidency

 

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President Franklin D Roosevelt and the WW2 Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt includes the 21st Amendment added to the Constitution, The New Deal, Pearl Harbor and the US entry into World War 2 - United States History for Kids:

 

WW2 Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945
Franklin D Roosevelt Presidency (1933-1937) & (1937-1941) & (1941-1945) & (1945)

President Franklin D Roosevelt

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Franklin D Roosevelt and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
Franklin Roosevelt and World War 2

The accomplishments of FDR and important events during World War 2.

  
Twentieth AmendmentRegarding Presidential and Congressional Terms.
  
21st Amendment added to the ConstitutionThe repeal of Prohibition, passed on Feb. 20, 1933, ratified on December 5, 1933..
  
The New DealFDR's New Deal was a series of relief programs during the Great Depression
  
FDR's First Hundred DaysFDR's first hundred days (March 9 and June 16, 1933) - 15 major acts passed
  
Relief, Recovery and ReformFDR's strategy of Relief, Recovery and Reform during the Great Depression
  
FDR New Deal ProgramsList of the New Deal Programs with dates and descriptions
  
Fireside ChatsFDR's Fireside Chats were radio broadcasts to reassure the nation
  
Second New DealSecond New Deal definition, critics, Industrial Unionism, the Roosevelt Recession
  
Second New Deal ProgramsList and definitions of Second New Deal Programs
  
The New Deal CoalitionReasons different groups of Americans voted for FDR and the New Deal Coalition
  
Emergency Banking Relief ActThe 'Bank Holiday' and on March 9, 1933 Emergency Banking Relief Act was passed
  
Glass-Steagall Act aka 1933 Banking ActThe Banking Act of 1933, or the Glass-Steagall Act was passed
  
Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationJune 1933 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  
Securities Act of 1933Securities Act of 1933
  
Securities and Exchange CommissionJune 1934 - Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established
  
Tennessee Valley AuthorityMay 1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rejuvenated the region
  
Agricultural Adjustment ActMay 1933 - The Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
  
National Recovery AdministrationJune 1933 - National Recovery Administration (NRA)
  
Public Works AdministrationJune 1933 - Public Works Administration (PWA) for large scale public works projects
  
Works Progress AdministrationApril 1935 - WPA provided light construction jobs for millions of unskilled workers
  
Civilian Conservation CorpsThe CCC was established to employ young men to work on conservation projects
  
Federal Emergency Relief AdministrationThe FERA agency helped to support nearly 5 million households each month
  
Civil Works AdministrationThe (CWA) agency was short-lived and lasted only through the 1933-1934 winter. 
  
Home Owners Loan Corporation1933 government agency to help stabilize real estate that had depreciated
  
Wagner Act1935 Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) was a New Deal reform
  
Social Security Act of 1935An important element of the Second New Deal
  
Court Packing PlanPlan to expand the Supreme Court to 15 judges to make it more efficient.
  
Timeline Events leading up to WW2Timeline of events leading up to WW2 and the rise of Hitler, Fascism and Nazism
  
Causes of World War TwoFacts on Causes of World War Two for kids
  
Totalitarianism and the Rise of DictatorsTotalitarianism and the Rise of the Dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin
  
Fascism, Nazism and CommunismDefinition, examples, comparisons and examples leading up to WW2
  
Holocaust Facts for kidsFacts about the Holocaust for kids
  
Holocaust TimelineImportant dates and events of the Holocaust
  
Japanese MilitarismMilitarists gain control of Japan
  
The Neutrality ActsThe terms of the Neutrality Acts banning arms and war materials to countries at war
  
Lend-Lease ActMarch 11, 1941: Lend-Lease Act, enabling the US to aid the Allied Powers
  
American IsolationismFacts on the reason and effects of American Isolationism policy
  
Good Neighbor PolicyThe Good Neighbor Policy
  
Atlantic CharterThe Atlantic Charter was the result of the meeting between FDR and Churchill.
  
USS Greer, Kearny and Reuben JamesGerman U-Boats attack the USS Greer, Kearny and Reuben James in the Atlantic
  
FDR's Navy Day AddressOct. 27, 1941 Text of FDR's Navy Day Address for kids - Secret Nazi Map and plans
  
Why did Japan attack Pearl HarborThe history and reasons why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
  
Pearl Harbor TimelineImportant dates and events via the Pearl Harbor Timeline
  
Pearl Harbor FactsInteresting facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  
Doris "Dorie" MillerFacts about Doris "Dorie" Miller the African American hero at Pearl Harbor
  
Executive Order 9066Executive Order 9066 and Japanese Internment Camps
  
US Mobilization for WW2Facts about the US Mobilization for WW2
  
Rosie the RiveterRosie the Riveter
  
Zoot Suit RiotsZoot Suit Riots erupted in Los Angeles, California during WW2
  
Tuskegee AirmenFacts about the Tuskegee Airmen and the Red Tails
  
Aircraft CarriersLearn how aircraft carriers changed the way naval battles were fought
  
KamikazeThe history of the Kamikaze pilots in WW2
  
Doolittle RaidThe Doolittle Raid of B25 bombers with a crew of 80 bomb Japan
  
Navajo Code TalkersDiscover the role of Navajo Code Talkers in WW2
  
Bataan Death MarchThe Bataan Death March during the Fall of the Philippines
  
Battle of the Coral SeaBattle of the Coral Sea fought from May 4-8, 1942
  
Battle of MidwayAmerican planes defeat a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
  
Battle of Midway TimelineBattle of Midway Timeline with significant dates and events
  
Battle of the Philippine SeaBattle of the Philippine Sea - June 19 - 20, 1944
  
Iwo JimaThe battle of Iwo Jima and the Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington Cemetery
  
D DayFacts about D Day, June 6, 1944, and the landings on the beaches at Normandy
  
Battle of the BulgeInteresting facts and information about the Battle of the Bulge
  
Battle of the Bulge TimelineThe Battle of the Bulge Timeline detailing important events during the conflict
  
GI BillThe GI Bill provided a range of benefits for returning WW2 veterans (G.I.s)
  
The Yalta ConferenceFebruary 11, 1945 FDR meets with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin in Yalta
  
Manhattan Project TimelineManhattan Project Timeline with dates and people who worked on the Atomic bomb
  
Manhattan Project FactsEasy facts that answer all questions about the Manhattan Project

WW2 Era: United States History from 1929 - 1945 - Franklin D Roosevelt Presidency

President Harry S. Truman and the End of WW2
President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 and Harry S. Truman immediately assumed the presidency during this critical time in US history. Important WW2 events in United States History during the presidency of Harry S Truman.

 

President Harry S. Truman and the End of WW2

President Harry S Truman

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Harry S Truman and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
The Atomic BombFacts and info about the Atomic Bomb
  
The Enola GayEnola Gay the bomber, that dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima
  
HiroshimaThe effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  
VJ DayVJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and the end of WW2 and the events of Truman's presidency move on to the Cold War Era.

President Harry S. Truman and the End of WW2

Crash Course in American History: Summaries of Events in the Depression and WW2 Era
A fast overview, or crash course in American History, during the Depression and WW2 Era can be obtained from the interesting and important articles on United States History for Kids that can be found in the section. There are summaries and definitions of the key historical events for each of the presidencies of the Depression and WW2 Era from 1929 - 1945.

United States History for Kids: Video of US Presidents
The articles in the Depression and WW2 section of the United States History for Kids website provides historical facts and information about the important historical events that occurred from 1929 - 1945. The following video will give you additional important facts, history and dates about the personal and political lives of all the US Presidents of the New Nation Era, adding to your knowledge of United States History.

 

 

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