Number of states in the
There were only 48 states in the
1930’s, Alaska, and Hawaii Did
not join yet.
• One of the inventions in the 1930’s is baby
food. Baby food was Invented by three
doctors in 1931, too prevent a disease
called Rickets, this is caused by the lack of
vitamin D. Baby food was soft, and it was
easy for the baby to chew. Also because it
made it easier for the Mom because she
didn’t have to cook the food and mash it up,
because the baby food came pre-packaged.
Wars that the U.S was
involved in or aided.
• In the 1930’s the U.S did not actively aid
any Countries, or fight in any wars.
Congress passed in August 31, 1935 The
Neutrality Acts. The United States was not
allowed to send ammunition, loan money,
or to aid any warring countries. The public
opinion wanted to be neutral, Congress
wanted to be neutral, but the current
president Franklin D. Roosevelt disagreed.
He gave in because he did not have the
support behind his opinion.
Two people who
influenced this decade.
• Amelia Earhart was known for solo
flying. But on July 1, 1937, she entered
a flight with Fredrick J. Noonan from
Miami, Florida . Frederick was there to
co-navigate for the first round-the-
world flight. The two flew to the
journeys starting point, New Guinea,
but after they took flight, they never
arrived to their destination.
• Charles Lindbergh was an American
Aviator, he made the first solo nonstop
flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-
21 1927. Other pilots had crossed the
Atlantic Ocean before him, but Lindbergh
was the first alone, nonstop. Also Lindbergh
was what people were talking about for a
long time. In the early thirties his infant
child was kidnapped for ransom. He paid
the $50,000 ransom but his infant son was
• Herbert Hoover was in office
• Franklin Roosevelt was in office
• Life was hard because people lost their jobs
or were at risk for losing there jobs if they
went on strike. The real big difficulty was
that people couldn’t afford food. People
would wait in lines for hours just for the
smallest amount of food. People would
donate food because they knew people had
lost their jobs. Children went to school and
they had a shortage of books because of
the prices, and some schools couldn’t
afford them. Workers knew that they
needed to do their best because they knew
that there job is at risk.
• 1930: January 6th: Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a
• cross- country flying record of 14.75 Hours.
• 1931: February 11th: Inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies.
• 1932: The 20th Amendment , which will move the presidential
• Inauguration to January 20th is sent to the states for
• 1933: Former President Calvin Coolidge die at the age of 60.
• 1934: January 31st : Roosevelt signs the farm mortgage
refinancing act, to help farmers pay there mortgages with
easier credit terms.
• 1935: Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo
across the Pacific Ocean.
• to France
• 1936: New Jersey Mother, Mabel Eaton loses
custody of her children due to her affiliation with
the Communist party.
• 1937: The flood of 1937
• Swamps areas along the Ohio river.
• 1938: The Ludlow resolution, requiring a natural
referendum of declaration of war is shelved.
• 1939:Roosevelt meets with member’s of the
senate military affairs Committee to discuss the
policy of selling air planes to France
In the 1930’s the female’s more gentle look returns,
making a more lady-like appearance. Madeleine
Vionnet would use her technique designers to
produce magnificent gowns in Satins, crepe-de-
chine's, silks, crepe’s, and Chiffons by cross
cutting the fabric, creating a flare and fluidity of
drapery and other methods. Men would wear suits
with a V-shaped chest and add additional breadth
to the wide shoulders. Most people could not afford
clothes so women sewed and mending their
clothes, their Husband’s clothes, and their
Children’s clothes. A lot of the style was influenced
by Hollywood movies because people wanted to
look like what they saw on the big screen.
Sketch similar of what
the dresses looked like.
Worst of this decade
The stalk market crashed in 1929, witch
caused the Great Depression, and many
people became poor because of it. One of
the most climatic events in the history of
the United States was the “Dust Bowl”
drought which devastated the United States
central states region known as the great
plains. The Dust Bowl all but dried up an
already depressed economy in the 1930’s
creating millions of dollars of damages.
Farmers and their families move from the
country to the city in hope of finding work.
Best of this decade.
• The first Diesel engine automobile trip is
• While studying photograph taken in January, Clyde
Tombaugh discovers Pluto, a heavenly body
considered a planet until 2006.
• Snow White a classical hit comes out in 1931.
• The tallest building, Empire State Building was
finished in 1931.
• Thank you for watching my
power point! Cassy Heathcote.