204-Hist_america

204-Hist_america - questionbase.50megs.com GCSE Revision Notes History Revision Notes America In The 1920s and 1930s Wilson(D Harding(R Coolidge(R

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questionbase.50megs.com GCSE Revision Notes History Revision Notes – America In The 1920s and 1930s Wilson (D) Harding (R) Coolidge (R) Hoover (R) Roosevelt (D) Roaring 20s (boom) Jazz age, cinema, crazes, flappers etc. Mass production in America (e.g. the Model-T Ford) Multiplier effect creates more jobs as demand increases Famous movie stars such as Charlie Chaplin are seen as heroes People can make money quickly and easily on the stock market Problems There are racist groups (e.g. the Ku Klux Klan), along with immigration controls There is a fear in communism (i.e. the Big Red Scare), resulting in Palmer Raids Prohibition results in illegal speakeasies and bootlegging Gangs such as Al Capone’s become rich through bootlegging and rackets Johnny Scopes and the ‘monkey trial’ show religious problems Causes of the Depression Poverty in the midst of plenty – only the rich can buy consumer goods Farming problems lead to overproduction – prices fall, and so do profits
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