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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 Twenties - Find interesting facts and info about the Roaring Twenties.

Prohibition Gangsters - Find 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 Kidnapping - The Lindbergh Kidnapping - March 1, 1932

The Long Bull Market - The Long Bull Market of the 1920s saw share prices on the stock market soar

The Wall Street Crash - The history and events of the Wall Street Crash and Black Tuesday

Causes of the Wall Street Crash - The causes and effects of the Wall Street Crash

Great Depression Facts - 40 Facts about the Great Depression

Causes of the Great Depression - Causes of the Great Depression explained

Great Depression Poverty - Effects of Poverty and Poverty Levels during the Great Depression

Bonus Army - Bonus Army March by Veterans of WW1.

Hawley Smoot Tariff - The Hawley Smoot Tariff raise tariffs on imports which backfired on America

Shantytowns and Hoovervilles - Facts on makeshift camps set up by the homeless during the Depression.

Soup Kitchens - The Soup Kitchens run by volunteers fed the hungry in the Great Depression

Social Effects of the Great Depression - Discover 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 Bowl - The causes, effects, the Black Blizzards and the response to the Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl Life - Dust Bowl life via a primary source document "I'd Rather Not Be on Relief"

The Hays Code - The standards stipulated in the code and the effect of Hollywood censorship

Hays Code Facts - Background Hollywood history of the Hays Code and its creation.  

Golden Age of Hollywood - The Golden Age of Hollywood and classical Hollywood cinema

Hoover Dam - Stats and facts about the Hoover Dam, the powerplant and Lake Mead

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

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 Amendment - Regarding Presidential and Congressional Terms.

21st Amendment added to the Constitution - The repeal of Prohibition, passed on Feb. 20, 1933, ratified on December 5, 1933..

The New Deal - FDR's New Deal was a series of relief programs during the Great Depression

FDR's First Hundred Days - FDR's first hundred days (March 9 and June 16, 1933) - 15 major acts passed

Relief, Recovery and Reform - FDR's strategy of Relief, Recovery and Reform during the Great Depression

FDR New Deal Programs - List of the New Deal Programs with dates and descriptions

Fireside Chats - FDR's Fireside Chats were radio broadcasts to reassure the nation

Second New Deal - Second New Deal definition, critics, Industrial Unionism, the Roosevelt Recession

Second New Deal Programs - List and definitions of Second New Deal Programs

The New Deal Coalition - Reasons different groups of Americans voted for FDR and the New Deal Coalition

Emergency Banking Relief Act - The 'Bank Holiday' and on March 9, 1933 Emergency Banking Relief Act was passed

Glass-Steagall Act aka 1933 Banking Act - The Banking Act of 1933, or the Glass-Steagall Act was passed

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - June 1933 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Securities Act of 1933 - Securities Act of 1933

Securities and Exchange Commission - June 1934 - Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established

Tennessee Valley Authority - May 1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rejuvenated the region

Agricultural Adjustment Act - May 1933 - The Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)

National Recovery Administration - June 1933 - National Recovery Administration (NRA)

Public Works Administration - June 1933 - Public Works Administration (PWA) for large scale public works projects

Works Progress Administration - April 1935 - WPA provided light construction jobs for millions of unskilled workers

Civilian Conservation Corps - The CCC was established to employ young men to work on conservation projects

Federal Emergency Relief Administration - The FERA agency helped to support nearly 5 million households each month

Civil Works Administration - The (CWA) agency was short-lived and lasted only through the 1933-1934 winter. 

Home Owners Loan Corporation - 1933 government agency to help stabilize real estate that had depreciated

Wagner Act - 1935 Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) was a New Deal reform

Social Security Act of 1935 - An important element of the Second New Deal

Court Packing Plan - Plan to expand the Supreme Court to 15 judges to make it more efficient.

Timeline Events leading up to WW2 - Timeline of events leading up to WW2 and the rise of Hitler, Fascism and Nazism

Causes of World War Two - Facts on Causes of World War Two for kids

Totalitarianism and the Rise of Dictators - Totalitarianism and the Rise of the Dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin

Fascism, Nazism and Communism - Definition, examples, comparisons and examples leading up to WW2

Holocaust Facts for kids - Facts about the Holocaust for kids

Holocaust Timeline - Important dates and events of the Holocaust

Japanese Militarism - Militarists gain control of Japan

The Neutrality Acts - The terms of the Neutrality Acts banning arms and war materials to countries at war

Lend-Lease Act - March 11, 1941: Lend-Lease Act, enabling the US to aid the Allied Powers

American Isolationism - Facts on the reason and effects of American Isolationism policy

Good Neighbor Policy - The Good Neighbor Policy

Atlantic Charter - The Atlantic Charter was the result of the meeting between FDR and Churchill.

USS Greer, Kearny and Reuben James - German U-Boats attack the USS Greer, Kearny and Reuben James in the Atlantic

FDR's Navy Day Address - Oct. 27, 1941 Text of FDR's Navy Day Address for kids - Secret Nazi Map and plans

Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor - The history and reasons why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor Timeline - Important dates and events via the Pearl Harbor Timeline

Pearl Harbor Facts - Interesting facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Doris "Dorie" Miller - Facts about Doris "Dorie" Miller the African American hero at Pearl Harbor

Executive Order 9066 - Executive Order 9066 and Japanese Internment Camps

US Mobilization for WW2 - Facts about the US Mobilization for WW2

Rosie the Riveter - Rosie the Riveter

Zoot Suit Riots - Zoot Suit Riots erupted in Los Angeles, California during WW2

Tuskegee Airmen - Facts about the Tuskegee Airmen and the Red Tails

Aircraft Carriers - Learn how aircraft carriers changed the way naval battles were fought

Kamikaze - The history of the Kamikaze pilots in WW2

Doolittle Raid - The Doolittle Raid of B25 bombers with a crew of 80 bomb Japan

Navajo Code Talkers - Discover the role of Navajo Code Talkers in WW2

Bataan Death March - The Bataan Death March during the Fall of the Philippines

Battle of the Coral Sea - Battle of the Coral Sea fought from May 4-8, 1942

Battle of Midway - American planes defeat a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands

Battle of Midway Timeline - Battle of Midway Timeline with significant dates and events

Battle of the Philippine Sea - Battle of the Philippine Sea - June 19 - 20, 1944

Iwo Jima - The battle of Iwo Jima and the Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington Cemetery

D Day - Facts about D Day, June 6, 1944, and the landings on the beaches at Normandy

Battle of the Bulge - Interesting facts and information about the Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge Timeline - The Battle of the Bulge Timeline detailing important events during the conflict

GI Bill - The GI Bill provided a range of benefits for returning WW2 veterans (G.I.s)

The Yalta Conference - February 11, 1945 FDR meets with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin in Yalta

Manhattan Project Timeline - Manhattan Project Timeline with dates and people who worked on the Atomic bomb

Manhattan Project Facts - Easy 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 Bomb - Facts and info about the Atomic Bomb

The Enola Gay - Enola Gay the bomber, that dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima

Hiroshima - The effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

VJ Day - VJ 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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