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Great Depression Timeline

January 17, 1920

The Eighteenth Amendment, known as Prohibition, goes into effect, banning the sale and manufacture of all alcoholic beverages in the United States.

1921–1932

With every passing year, Prohibition is ignored more and more while the gangsters of organized crime become immensely wealthy from bootlegging illegal alcohol.

1923

The value of stocks on the U.S. stock market begins a six-year upward climb.

1928

"Amos 'n' Andy," a radio program, premieres and becomes the most popular radio show through the 1930s.

November 1928

Republican Herbert Hoover is elected president of the United States. His policies would prove ineffective in fighting the Great Depression that struck in October 1929.

October 24, 1929

Known as "Black Thursday," a record-breaking crash on the New York Stock Exchange begins several weeks of market panics. Many investors lose vast sums of money when the value of stocks plummets. Approximately...

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