GCSE History Revision Notes

A bunch of revision notes that talk about USA in the 1920's and 30's. Also notes on the Cold War and various events of the time. Does not include British Depth Study or other depth studies. After reading these notes, please try the test i have made to go with them! HERE.

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History Revision Notes
The Roaring twenties:

America entered the age of consumerism where people had money to spend on consumer
goods.
This spending stimulated industry and business, leading to massive changes in entertainment
and leisure.
Fashion for women changed, bringing in bobbed hair, shorter skirts, make-up and cigarettes.
These women…

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1933 - Congress passed the 21st amendment, to abolish Prohibition.

The Wall Street Crash and Depression:

October 29th 1929 - the Wall Street stock market crashed. Shareholders and businesses
lost millions of dollars, industrial production dropped by 45% and 5,000 banks went out of
business.
By 1932 America was in…

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Yalta and Potsdam:

At the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, the Allies discussed what to do with Europe once
the war was over.
Yalta Conference, February 1945 - the war was not yet over. Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt
agree that Germany should pay reparations and be split into 4 zones of…

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The Korean War:

1945 - Korea was split between a communist north, and a non-communist south.
1949 - China becomes communist
1950 - The North Korean People's Army (NKPA) invaded the South with the support of
China and the Soviet Union.
September 1950 - U.N troops landed in the south,…

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The Berlin Wall:

Nearly 2,000 refugees were escaping from impoverished East Germany, to West Berlin
every day.
West Berlin was a centre for US espionage.
Vienna Summit 1961 - Khrushchev demanded that the US leave West Berlin within 6 months.
They refused.
13th August 1961 - Khrushchev closed the border…

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1960 - Ho Chi Minh set up a communist army in South Vietnam, called the National
Liberation Front (NLF). They started a guerrilla war.
The Americans called the NLF the Vietcong and supported Diem.
By 1963 most of South Vietnam was under Vietcong control.
1965 - President Johnson declared was…

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