United States and American History: 1933

About the history of the United States in 1933, Roosevelt begins the New Deal, Hitler is appointed Chancellor, prohibition is repealed.


--Sixty-seven thousand homeless children were reported to be wandering the streets of New York City.

--Walt Disney won an Academy Award for his cartoon The Three Little Pigs.

--In Roosevelt's 1st 100 days in office numerous Federal agencies were created to deal with the pervasive crisis. Three years later, at the New York State Democratic convention, FDR said:

In the spring of 1933, we faced a crisis. ....We were against revolution. And, therefore, we waged war against those conditions which make revolution--against the inequities and resentments that breed them.

Jan. 30 President von Hindenburg of Germany appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor. On Hilter's 44th birthday, April 20, millions of Germans paraded to the Nazi song "When Blood Flows from Our Knives."

May 18 The Tennessee Valley Authority, the 1st publicly owned and socially responsible corporation in America, was established. Dec. 5 Prohibition was repealed.

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