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From 1930 to 1939

-End of the 1929 STOCK MARKET Crash: The Great Depression begins

-1930 Prohibition ends

-1930s now less than 1 in 20 children work for wages, down from 1900s 1 in 5

-1930s saw a large increase in city population densities

-1933 Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the National Recovery Act provided employment through public works (including the "CCC")

-1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt (a lawyer) becomes US President

-Hilter is appointed Chancellor in Germany

-1935 National Labors Relations Act ("Wagner Act") encourages labor union movement

-1935 part of Roosevelt's "New Deal" Social Security Act

-1936 strong resistance to the "New Deal" since little progess actually occurred

-1938 Hitler announces his drive to consolidate all "German People" and the invasion of Austria begins

-1935, 1936, 1937, & 1939 US Neutrality Acts

-1939 still 17% unemployment in the USA

 
-1930 almost 2/3rds of USA farms have cars or trucks & half had telephones.

4 of 5 Americans now live within one hour's drive to a "big city" (population 25,000+)

-1930 Jet aircraft engine invented

-1931 Empire State Building opens

-1930-42 mechanical cotton-picker invented

-1939 US mathematician invents the computer

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