America - Boom and Bust + Roosevelt and the New deal (OCR history)

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America ­ 1919 ­ 1941


How was America Governed?
­ The constitution ­ set of rules drawn up by a group of Americans ­ describes how America should be
­ Bill of Rights ­ part of the constitution that describes the rights of the people
­ Federal…

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­ This meant trade was internal, keeping money internal and benefitting their economy ­ when industries got
bigger more jobs opened up and money filtered down all social classes

The First World War
­ Americans stayed out of the war (until the very end) but they did sell to the…

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­ Moral values changed ­ Jazz music became popular, more equality for women (they had jobs), the film
industry was made, dancing and flapper girls
­ Buying on credit ­ `buy now pay later' scheme ­ many cars and radios were bought like this

Did everyone share in the prosperity…

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­ In 1924 the Government were worried with the high levels of immigrants and radicals, so put a limit on

The Klu Klux Klan (KKK)
­ In the southern states there were more African Americans than there were White Americans
­ White Governments, fearing there power, put many laws…

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­ It quickly emerged that they were anarchists and the trial became a lot more about their political beliefs and
Italian race
­ The Judge was biased and prejudiced ­ he even said that they may not have committed the crime but is to
blame because they were anarchists

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­ Big Breweries stayed in business ­ they bribed local government officials, prohibition agents and the police
to leave them alone
­ It was hard to convict people because many judges were also bribed

Gangsters, Bootleggers and Speakeasies
­ Bootleggers supplied the alcohol from overseas or illegal places in America…

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­ Also because of the high tariffs America put on imports, the Europeans retaliated and put high tariffs on US
imports too ­ this meant that the surplus of goods that America had couldn't be sold overseas to Europe and
there industries weakened
­ As a result of this companies…

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­ Hoover didn't believe in an active government and wouldn't prop up the banks or businesses ­ believing
they should be the ones to sort their problems out ­ also he didn't help the poor because he felt that it would
mean the people would be less independent and less…

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The Tennessee Tackle the The Tennessee Valley covered seven states and Created thousands of jobs
Valley Authority problem of the was a problem. Roosevelt set up the TVA to build and regenerated the area.
(TVA) river drying and a series of dams on the Tennessee river that
reducing farm would…

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were paid display a town in the
Federal Arts project.
Resettlement To move They helped smallholders and tenant farmers Over 500,000 families were
Administration people into move into better quality housing moved into better quality
(RA) better housing housing by the scheme
The Farm Help farmers Gave loans to farmers…


Miss E


An excellent set of notes for this depth study covering all major areas using easy to understand bullet points and including a table for both the first and second New Deals. A must for revision of this topic.

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