The Great Depression Sydney woods

The Great Depression peaked in between 1932 and 1933.

6,000 street vendors walked through the streets of New York City and tried to sell apples for 5 cents.

Because the money circulation was so low in the u.s. In 1932-33 they didn't make nickels.

The average family in Americans income dropped 40 % in 1932 making it 1,500 dollars a year.

Zippers became widely used because buttons were too expensive.

The Great Depression began after the stock market crashed.

After the depression 8.5 million people were employed from 1935 to 1943.

Depression-era hardships had fueled the rise of extremist political movements in various European countries.

there was a wave of suicides in the New York’s financial district. It is said that the clerks of one hotel even started asking new guests if they needed a room for sleeping or jumping.

African-Americans were the hardest hit during the Great Depression, and they were often the first to get laid off.


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