- 1927-Charles Lindbergh begins to enter the political arena. He uses his popularity to be elected New Jersey governor that year as a Republican.
- 1928-Lindbergh receives the Republican nomination for President. He wins in a landslide victory.
In Germany, the Nazis win 12 Reichstag seats.
- 1929-The Stock Market Crash. Lindbergh is unsure of what action to take.
November-The government pays out small subsidies to airplane manufacturers, but little headway is made in dealing with the Depression. December-Lindbergh announces in a radio address that the government is contracting airline manufacturers to put people to work. This is ineffective and creates few jobs.
- 1930-The Nazis gain power in the German political scene. President Lindbergh meets with Nazi party leaders, including Hitler.