America 1920's

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  • USA 1920's
    • Women
      • women working increased by 25%
      • women got the vote
      • 'Flappers'
        • smoked in public
        • danced the new dances
        • sexually liberated
      • didnt wear long skirts or corsets
      • divorce was easier
        • didn't have to cope with bad husbands
      • Most were still housewives
    • Industry and social change
      • Economic boom
        • Gross national product grew from $78 billion to $103 billion
        • Households with a radio grew from 60,000 to 10 million
        • Affected society
        • Jobs were easy to find
        • women wore make up
          • shorter skirts
          • smoked in public
        • Cars were made
          • Henry Ford
          • Model T Ford cost less than $300
          • By 1929 more then 26 million cars were registered in America
        • Production lines
        • Cause of the boom
          • Isolationism
            • Technology
              • Mass production
                • Hire purchase
                  • Shares
    • Problems
      • Industry
        • Coal and textiles did not exist
        • American exports reduced
      • Agriculture
        • Farmers suffered with poverty
        • Lot of growing
        • Produced too much
      • Social
        • Wealthy people were rich
        • 5% of population owned 1/3 of the wealth
        • 42% of population was below the poverty line
      • Racism
        • Klu Klux Klan were frightening
        • Many Black people were killed or tortured
    • Prohibition
      • National mood
        • No alcohol
      • Practical
        • Increase of barley
      • Religious
        • against God's will
      • Moral
        • American's weren't allowed to drink alcohol whilst men were at war

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