October 29, 1929 the U.S. Stock market crashed a catastrophic economic disaster.
March 1930 more than 3.2 million people were unemployed.
February 1931 food riots began in parts of the us including Minneapolis where men and women demolished a grocery store and take canned goods, fruits and meats.
Greater than 750,000 New Yorkers received relief from the city. Another 160,000 are on the waiting list.
Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidency in November of 1932
In 1933 unemployment reaches 25% the highest percent during the depression.
1933 more than 11,000 of the 25,000 nations banks have closed
FDIC was created to insure the banks deposits
August of 1935 the social security act became a law
April of 1938 Roosevelt asked congress for 3.75 billion to stimulate the weak economy
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