The prosperity of the early 1920s was factories producing useful things, crops being harvested, and women getting the right to vote.
The great depression warning signs happened with the stock market crashing causing uneven distributed wealth. Factory owners laid off workers, most families were poor and couldn't buy goods, and more workers lost their jobs during the 1920s.
Banks didn't have enough money to deposit withdrawls. Many people only earned 10 cents for every dollar they made.
American farmers were producing more food but were unable to sell their crops at a profit. Many farmers couldn't pay off bank loans .
Almost 15 million people were out of work. Unemployment was 24.9 percent of the population. The stock market crashing caused companies to fail because they would lay off their workers.
The economy recovered from the depression because of the push of demands of goods and services for World War ll