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Herbert Hoover

Franklin D. Roosevelt


71st Congress

James E. Watson

Nicholas Longworth

72nd Congress

John Nance Garner

73rd Congress

Henry T. Rainey

Joseph T. Robinson

74th Congress

Joseph W. Byrns

Robert F. Wagner

75th Congress

Alben Barkley

William B. Bankhead

76th Congress

Carl Hatch


National Recovery Administration

Public Works Administration

National Labor Relations Board

Works Progress Administration


Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Revenue Act of 1928

Revenue Act of 1932

Agricultural Adjustment Act

Civilian Conservation Corps

Emergency Banking Relief Act

Glass-Steagall Act

Home Owners' Loan Corporation

National Industrial Recovery Act

Securities Act

Tennessee Valley Authority

Revenue Act of 1934

Revenue Act of 1935

Social Security Act

Wagner Act

Revenue Act of 1936

Rural Electrification Act

Undistributed Profits Tax

Civil Aeronautics Act

Fair Labor Standards Act

Hatch Act

Neutrality Act of 1939


Democratic Party History

Republican Party History


1928 US House Elections

1928 US Senate Elections

1930 US House Elections

1930 US Senate Elections

1932 US House Elections

1932 US Senate Elections

1934 US House Elections

1934 US Senate Elections

1936 US House Elections

1936 US Senate Elections

1938 US House Elections

1938 US Senate Elections


Gold Standard

Great Depression

Wall Street Crash of 1929

Creditanstalt Bank

Recession of 1937


Causes of the Great Depression

The Great Depression

Economic Recovery in the Great Depression


Andrew Mellon

Samuel Insull

Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United_States

US Gross Domestic Product 1850-1870

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US Gross Domestic Product
Years 1850 to 1870

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1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”

Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It’s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

 — Christopher Chantrill



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