History Revision Guide - The USA 1910-1929

For use with the WJEC Route A Unit 1/Unit 2 (The USA - A Nation of Contrasts) exam.

  • Key dates accompanied by visual timeline
  • Acronyms for key social areas - CINEMA, SPORTS, WOMEN
  • PESC Framework highlight

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History Revision Guide
Important Dates and Notes
Route A UNIT 1/2­ WJEC
The USA ­ A Nation of Contrasts…read more

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History Timeline (1910-1929)
1917-1918 1919 Continued until 1933
Involvement in The Volstead
World War 1 Act (Prohibition 1924 1929
The National Origins Wall St.
Act begins Crash
1922 (2% of the 1890
Fordney- census)
McCumber Allowed more immigrants
Tariff on in due to high request. 1929
Incoming goods St Valentines Day
1915 1929
Tea Pot Dome
1917 Scandal 1925
Russian The teaching of Evolution Black Thursday
Communist 1919 1921 is banned Market begins
revolution The Palmer The Emergency Monkey Trial (July 1925) to collapse
Raids Quota Act John Scopes vs. Fundamentalist October 24th, 1929
(3% of Immigrants) Scopes fined $100
Black Tuesday
Explosive selling
October 29th, 1929…read more

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Why was CINEMA important in the 1920s?
C heap
Mass produced films were affordable
Economic Boom provided money and
E verywhere
Every small town had what was known as
a `picture palace' .
free time
I nterest
People wanted to see the stars .
M ass-produced
New releases from Hollywood all the
Wanted to follow the fashion of time.
N ew
New way of socialising with friends.
A dvertising
Promoting the films and the stars.…read more

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Why was SPORT important in the 1920s?
S tars
Popularity of sports grew because sports
R adio
Broadcasting games ­ high morale and
stars like Babe Ruth became celebrities. wide spread.
P eople
People could afford to visit games
T ime
People had more time, thanks to labour-
because of the Economic Boom saving devices.
O pening of stadiums
The boom allowed new facilities to be
opened, like the Yankee Stadium in New
York.…read more

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Positives for women in the 1920s
W omen given the right to vote
O ffice and radio industries provided them jobs
M iddle-class women had more free time because of
labour-saving devices
E njoying more freedom of expression (flapper
N ew labour-saving devices meant some women
had more free time (washing machines, cars..)…read more

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Negatives for women in the 1920s
F amilies of farmers and labourers often lived in poverty
· Only 32% had running water
· They had no money
· They had no time to spend for themselves (not able
to be a flapper)
C hildcare and housework were still "women's
S exual discrimination…read more

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