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Facts & Figures:
Great Depression and World War II

(total number)
1930 91 972 300 
1940 131 669 275 

Population 1630 - 2000
Immigration 1821 - 2004



By the early 20th century, the United States consisted of 48 states. Only Hawaii and Alaska had not yet been admitted to statehood.

Land Area 1790 - 2000



In 1929, currency was reduced in size by 25% and received uniform portraits on the front and emblems and monuments on the back.

Prices: 1860 - 1890 | 1900 - 1999
Price Index
Value of the Dollar 1800 - 2000

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Updated: April 2006