OCR GCSE America 1919-41, do we need to know about immigration?

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We've done some stuff about immigration in class, but it's not clearly stated in the specification. So would I need to know about it or not? 

Here's the specification if it helps

Key Question 1: How far did the US economy boom in the 1920s?


Focus Points

  • On what was the economic boom based?

  • Why did some industries prosper while some

    did not?

  • Why did agriculture not share in the prosperity?

  • Did all Americans benefit from the boom?

Specified content

The impact of the First World War on the American economy; the expansion of the US economy during the 1920s; mass production in the car and consumer durables industries; the fortunes of older industries; the development and impact of credit, hire purchase and advertising; increase in standard of living and consumerism; the decline of agriculture; weakness in the economy by the late 1920s.

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Key Question 2: How far did US society change in the 1920s?


Focus Points

  • What were the ‘Roaring Twenties’?

  • How widespread was intolerance in US


  • Why was prohibition introduced, and then later repealed?

  • How far did the roles of women change during the 1920s?

    Specified content

    Society in the 1920s; the ‘Roaring Twenties’; film and other media; changing attitudes; the Red Scare; the case of Sacco and Vanzetti; race relations and discrimination against African Americans; the Ku Klux Klan; prohibition and gangsterism; the changing roles of women.


Key Question 3: What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?


Focus Points

  • How far was speculation responsible for the Wall Street Crash?

  • What impact did the Crash have on the economy?

  • What were the social consequences of the Crash?

  • Why did Roosevelt win the election of 1932?

    Specified content

    The Wall Street Crash and its financial effects; the economic and social effects for Americans in urban areas and in the countryside; the reaction of President Hoover to the Crash and the Depression; the Bonus Marchers and ‘Hoovervilles’; the Presidential election of 1932; Hoover’s and Roosevelt’s programmes; reasons why Roosevelt won.

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Key Question 4: How successful was the New Deal?


Focus Points

  • What was ‘the New Deal’ as introduced in 1933?

  • How far did the character of the New Deal change after 1933?

  • Why did the New Deal encounter opposition?

  • Did all Americans benefit from the New Deal?

  • Did the fact that the New Deal did not solve unemployment mean that it was a failure?

    Specified content

    Roosevelt’s Hundred Days; the New Deal legislation; the ‘alphabet’ agencies and their work and the economic and social changes they caused; the Second New Deal; the election of 1936; opposition to the new Deal from the Republicans, the rich, business interests, the Supreme Court and radical critics like Huey Long; the strengths and weaknesses of the New Deal programme in dealing with unemployment and the Depression; the impact of the New Deal on the lives of people. 

Posted Fri 5th April, 2013 @ 10:09 by Aparna

1 Answer

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You need to know about the quotas which were introduced on immigration, and what they were caused by (The Red Scare) but heavy amounts of detail are not needed.

Answered Mon 23rd September, 2013 @ 22:16 by Shannon Tennant-Smith - Team GR