The Great Depression By: Wesley Cooley

Because the circulation of money was so low, the U.S. didn't mint nickels in 1932 or 1933.
* During the 1930s, manufacturing employees earned about $17 per week. Doctors earned $61 per week.
The average income of the American family dropped by 40 percent from 1929 to 1932. Income fell from $2,300 to $1,500 per year.
Thousands of homeless families camped out on the Great Lawn at Central Park in New York City, which was an empty reservoir during the Great Depression.
Zippers became widely used because buttons became too expensive.
Between 1930 and 1935, nearly 750,000 farms were lost through bankruptcy or sheriff sales.
Over 12 million people were unemployed with over 12,000 people being made unemployed every single day at the height of the Great Depression.
The Great Depression lasted for ten years and ended in 1939 as WW2 broke out.
The Great Depression started with the Wall Street Crash which occurred on October 29, 1929 (Black Tuesday) http ://
Herbert Hoover was the president in office during the great depression.

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