The Great Depression

By: Priscilla Chavira

The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America , Europe and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until 1939 .
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1) By 1940, 2.5 million people had fled the Great Plains . Roughly 200,00 moved to california.

2) During the 1930's, manufacturing employees earned $17 per week. Doctors earned $61 per week .

3)Because the circulation of money was so low , the U.S. didn't mint nickels in 1932 or 1933

4)Some 6,000 street vendors walked the streets of new york in 1930 trying to sell apples for 5 cents each .

5) The Great Depression peaked between 1932 and 1933

The Great Depression affected half of the world , half the world sufferd economic collapse .
I picked this event because , were im standing now makes me feel great full for the things that i have today , The Great Depression has touched my heart , of all these people suffering threw such dramatic history .
The Great Depression - causes and effects