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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933

    The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt began on March 4, 1933.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933
    Great Depression

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as President.




  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 20, 1933
    Great Depression

    Economy Act of 1933

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 20, 1933

    The controversial Economy Act of 1933 is signed into law, slashing $243 million in government salaries and pensions, and veterans' benefits. Despite the economic crisis, super majorities of American economists, policymakers, and the general public believed that the federal government needed to balance the budget and avoid deficit spending, to avoid putting further strain on the bond market which would negatively affect government borrowing costs, banks, corporations, and foreign investors. From 1929 to 1933, the total debt owed by the U.S. government rose from $16.9 billion to over $23 billion.




  • U.S.
    Friday Mar 31, 1933
    Great Depression

    Civilian Conservation Corps is created

    U.S.
    Friday Mar 31, 1933

    The Civilian Conservation Corps, a public works relief program, is created. It would last until 1942 and is an icon of the New Deal programs.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 5, 1933
    Great Depression

    Executive Order 6102 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 5, 1933

    Executive Order 6102 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued, forbidding hoarding of gold coin, bullion, and certificates, effective from May 1, 1933.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Apr 9, 1933
    Great Depression

    Emergency Banking Act was enacted

    U.S.
    Sunday Apr 9, 1933

    The Emergency Banking Act was enacted, which enabled a restructuring of the banking system.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 12, 1933
    Great Depression

    Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted

    U.S.
    Friday May 12, 1933

    The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted, designed to boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses.


  • U.S.
    Saturday May 27, 1933
    Great Depression

    Securities Act of 1933 is enacted

    U.S.
    Saturday May 27, 1933

    The Securities Act of 1933 is enacted, requiring the registration of all sales and purchases of financial securities, as well as the disclosure of critical financial information about the firms involved. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was established the following year, which helped combat insider trading and reducing transaction risk.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1933
    Great Depression

    Civil Works Administration is created

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1933

    The Civil Works Administration is created, which would employ over 4 million people and distribute over $400 million in funds for work programs through its end on March 31, 1934, when it would be replaced by the more permanent Works Progress Administration.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 5, 1933
    Great Depression

    Prohibition is repealed at the national level

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 5, 1933

    Prohibition is repealed at the national level. 18 states continue with state-level prohibition. The end of Prohibition hurts organized crime, allows legal employment in alcoholic drink production, and increases state tax revenues.


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