New Deal Timeline

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This timeline provides a chronology of New Deal legislation & programs, presidential elections, key speeches, state of the economy, and important events.

For more information on any of the New Deal programs found in this timeline, such as the CCC or WPA, go to our “New Deal Programs” page. There you will find one-page summaries of over fifty laws and programs organized by policy arena. You can find the same program briefs listed alphabetically on a separate page.

Part I: The Stock Market Crash, the Great Depression, and the first New Deal, 1929-1934
October 1929:

The Stock Market Crash sets the stage for the Great Depression.


The unemployment rate reaches 22.9%, gross domestic product drops sharply (a 23.1%
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