Wall Street Crash

American Empire

North America 1929.1029

Wall Street Crash

The Spanish-American War, the Banana Wars, the Mexican Revolution, World War I and the Great Depression (29 October 1929)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

Further measures to ensure world peace were made at the US and French sponsored Kellogg-Briand Pact in 1928. In the meantime, the world, and the US in particular, went through the unprecedented prosperity and liberalization of the Roaring Twenties. Both peace and prosperity would prove to be short-lived - in October 1929 the US stock market crashed, heralding the onset of the Great Depression.

Main Events

US withdraws from Cuba

United States withdraws its forces from eastern Cuba, ending Sugar Intervention

De la Huerta's uprising

Former Mexican President Adolfo de la Huerta leads a revolt against President Alvaro Obregon, but is defeated and forced into exile

US withdraws from Dominican Republic

United States ends its occupation of the Dominican Republic

Isle of Pines restored to Cuba

United States ratifies Hay-Quesada Treaty, recognizing Cuban sovereignty over Isle of Pines

US intervention in Nicaragua

United States sends in forces to prop up government in Nicaraguan Civil War

Labrador settlement

The border between Labrador in the Dominion of Newfoundland, and the Province of Quebec in the Dominion of Canada was settled by a British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Rather than tightly follow the coast, as claimed by Quebec, the boundary was set to include most of the coastal watershed, with part of the southern stretch being defined by the 52nd parallel north.

Kellogg-Briand Pact

General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy signed in Paris by France, Germany and the United States, with most other nations signing over the following year

Wall Street Crash

Between opening on 24 October 1929 ("Black Thursday") and close on 29 October ("Black Tuesday"), the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped in value from 305.85 to 230.07 in the most devastating stock market crash in United States history. The crash would bring an abrupt end to the Roaring Twenties and signal the beginning of the Great Depression.

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