The Great Depression peaked between 1931 and 1933
Being poor w so common that being poor was "normal "
Nothing happened over night
Zippers became widely known because buttons became to expensive
At its highest peak unemployment reached 25%.
Between 1929 and 1932 construction projects fell by 80% contributing to the high levels of unemployment.
People believe that Herbert hoovers decisions caused the Great Depression
Families learned to make do and to enjoy themselves with amusements and hobbies that took little or no money.
During the 1930s manufacturing employees earned about 17$ a week.
After the stock market crash in 1929 it took 27 years to reach pre-cash levels