1920s America

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  • USA          (1919-1929)
    • Degree of prosperity
      • ECONOMIC BOOM
      • CULTURAL SHIFT
      • Consumerism
      • STOCK MARKET
      • Isolationism
        • USA          (1919-1929)
          • Degree of prosperity
            • ECONOMIC BOOM
            • CULTURAL SHIFT
            • Consumerism
            • STOCK MARKET
            • Isolationism
              • T.I.T
                • Treaty of Versailles
                  • Rejected. America's priority was looking after own interests. Refused to join League   of Nations.
                  • REPUBLICANS: wanted to end entanglement of European Affairs. Refused to commit to maintaining peace; prioritised OWN interests.
                  • DEMOCRATS: led by Woodrow Wilson. Tried to gain support for L.O.N. Thought USA was important part of world peace.
                • Immigrants
                  • Restrictions placed on immigrants into the USA.
                  • Quotas
                    • 1917 Literacy Test
                    • 19211 Emergency Quotas Act
                    • 1924 National origins Act
                • Tariffs
                  • Charges placed on imports into USA.
                    • Money only spent on American goods.
                  • Fordney-McCumber Tax
          • Not everyone benefited
            • A Divided Society
              • Wealth unevenly distributed. 1/3 of wealth shared by 5% of population.
              • FARMERS
                • Less demand for food. Workers laid off.
                • Little profit- SURPLUS, Overproduction. Reduced price as more is produced.
                • Unable to export. Countries put taxes on goods in retaliation.
                • Less demand for cotton due to new technology- rayon!
              • Immigrants
              • BLACK Americans
                • Discrimination
                  • KU KLUX KLAN
                  • JIM CROW LAWS
                    • Supreme Court approved laws discriminating against blacks. Seen as inferior: paid less, first to lose jobs.
                • Little freedom. Unable to work or eat with whites. Segregation legal.
                • Forced to live in Ghettos. Racism stronger in South- Cotton fields, slaves.
              • CHILD WORKERS + OLD INDUSTRIES
                • Low wage, poor conditions, long hours.
                • Competition form other countries.
                • 71% of families below the bread line.
            • PROHIBITION
        • T.I.T
          • Treaty of Versailles
            • Rejected. America's priority was looking after own interests. Refused to join League   of Nations.
            • REPUBLICANS: wanted to end entanglement of European Affairs. Refused to commit to maintaining peace; prioritised OWN interests.
            • DEMOCRATS: led by Woodrow Wilson. Tried to gain support for L.O.N. Thought USA was important part of world peace.
          • Immigrants
            • Restrictions placed on immigrants into the USA.
            • Quotas
              • 1917 Literacy Test
              • 19211 Emergency Quotas Act
              • 1924 National origins Act
          • Tariffs
            • Charges placed on imports into USA.
              • Money only spent on American goods.
            • Fordney-McCumber Tax
    • Not everyone benefited
      • A Divided Society
        • Wealth unevenly distributed. 1/3 of wealth shared by 5% of population.
        • FARMERS
          • Less demand for food. Workers laid off.
          • Little profit- SURPLUS, Overproduction. Reduced price as more is produced.
          • Unable to export. Countries put taxes on goods in retaliation.
          • Less demand for cotton due to new technology- rayon!
        • Immigrants
        • BLACK Americans
          • Discrimination
            • KU KLUX KLAN
            • JIM CROW LAWS
              • Supreme Court approved laws discriminating against blacks. Seen as inferior: paid less, first to lose jobs.
          • Little freedom. Unable to work or eat with whites. Segregation legal.
          • Forced to live in Ghettos. Racism stronger in South- Cotton fields, slaves.
        • CHILD WORKERS + OLD INDUSTRIES
          • Low wage, poor conditions, long hours.
          • Competition form other countries.
          • 71% of families below the bread line.
      • PROHIBITION

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