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The Depression and WW2 Era


The Depression and WW2 Era: 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.

Definition and Summary of the The Depression and WW2 Era
Summary and definition:
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.

President Herbert Hoover and the Depression Era: Herbert Hoover Presidency (1929-1933)
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.

President Herbert Hoover
The Roaring Twenties
Prohibition Gangsters
Eliot Ness and "The Untouchables"
Lindbergh Kidnapping
The Long Bull Market
The Wall Street Crash
Causes of the Wall Street Crash
Great Depression Facts
Causes of the Great Depression
Great Depression Poverty
Bonus Army
Hawley Smoot Tariff
Shantytowns and Hoovervilles
Soup Kitchens
Social Effects of the Great Depression
Social Effects of Great Depression - Part 2
The Dust Bowl
Dust Bowl Life
The Hays Code
Hays Code Facts
Golden Age of Hollywood
Hoover Dam

Franklin D Roosevelt Presidency (1933-1937) & (1937-1941) & (1941-1945) & (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.

President Franklin D Roosevelt
The New Deal
FDR's First Hundred Days
Relief, Recovery and Reform
FDR New Deal Programs
Fireside Chats
Second New Deal
Second New Deal Programs
The New Deal Coalition
Emergency Banking Relief Act
Glass-Steagall Act aka 1933 Banking Act
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Securities Act of 1933
Securities and Exchange Commission
Tennessee Valley Authority
Agricultural Adjustment Act
National Recovery Administration
Public Works Administration
Works Progress Administration
Civilian Conservation Corps
Federal Emergency Relief Administration
Civil Works Administration
Home Owners Loan Corporation
Wagner Act
Social Security Act of 1935
Court Packing Plan

President Franklin Roosevelt and the events of WW2

Franklin Roosevelt and World War 2
Timeline Events leading up to WW2
Causes of World War Two
Totalitarianism and the Rise of Dictators
Fascism, Nazism and Communism
Holocaust Facts for kids
Holocaust Timeline
Japanese Militarism
The Neutrality Acts
Lend-Lease Act
American Isolationism
Good Neighbor Policy
Atlantic Charter
USS Greer, Kearny and Reuben James
FDR's Navy Day Address
Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Timeline
Pearl Harbor Facts
Doris "Dorie" Miller
Executive Order 9066
US Mobilization for WW2
Rosie the Riveter
Zoot Suit Riots
Tuskegee Airmen
Aircraft Carriers
Doolittle Raid
Navajo Code Talkers
Bataan Death March
Battle of the Coral Sea
Battle of Midway
Battle of Midway Timeline
Battle of the Philippine Sea
Iwo Jima
D Day
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge Timeline
GI Bill
The Yalta Conference
Manhattan Project Timeline
Manhattan Project Facts

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
The Atomic Bomb
The Enola Gay
VJ Day

The events of Truman's presidency move on to the Cold War Era.

United States History
The following link provides access to all the most important events of each of the presidencies in the history of the United States of America.

US American History

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