The National Origins Act refined the immigration quota system, created by the 1921 Emergency Quota Act, to favor northern and western European immigration over southern and eastern European immigration.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans and Mexican Americans from California and the Southwest were “repatriated” to Mexico between 1929 and 1939. Hundreds of thousands of Mexican descent were forced to leave the US without due process.
Five days after the October 24 crisis, on Black Tuesday—October 29, 1929—the stock market experienced the greatest crash in its history. As soon as the stock exchange's gong sounded, a mad rush to sell began. Trading volume soared to an unprecedented 16,410,030 shares and the average price of a share fell 12 percent. This dive came with the convergence of economic problems of production, income, and credit. The crash destroyed the fortunes of brokers and speculators and set off a long period of economic panic. It also marked the beginning...
Notorious gangster Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to eleven years in prison. Capone had entereted into a plea agreement with the US Attorney to avoid a trial, but the presiding judge rejected it and insisted that Capone be tried, stating: “It is time for somebody to impress upon the defendant that it is utterly impossible to bargain with a Federal Court.