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History Revision Notes USA 1919-1941

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Why did America become isolationists?
The American people had not wanted to go into World War One - America did not join in
until 1917 - and when the war ended they rejected the Treaty of Versailles and the League
of Nations. This is called…

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The government also clamped down on immigration crimes such as the Sacco and Vanzetti
The Case: Sacco and Vanzetti were two Italian immigrants whom were convicted for armed
robbery and murder in May 1920. Although filmsy evidence and eye witnesses proved that
they were…

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Who didn't benefit from the boom?


Farmers were able to grow more crops because of inventions like combiners, but now that
Europe could grow crops from themselves, supply started to outweigh demand. As a
result, food prices dropped and many farmers' incomes were lowered.…

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was made in 1917 by the Dixieland Jazz Band. They were called 'race records', because
they were recorded by black musicians.
Because it was often played in speakeasies, by black musicians, it was seen as wild and
exciting - which soon made it very popular.…

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neighbourhoods after a drowning black man clinging to a log had drifted into a whites-only
swimming area.

In 1919 - as the result of a long and powerful campaign (see Source B) - the 18th
Amendment to the Constitution made the manufacture, transport or…

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They fought with each other for control of their 'territory' - the most famous
incident was the
St Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, when 'torpedoes' from Capone's gang shot
dead 7 members of Bugs Moran's gang.

Why was there a Great Crash in 1929?

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Some people lost their homes as they could not pay back the mortgages.
Some who had savings lost their money as banks collapsed.
Confidence was shattered ­ many faced unemployment and reduced hours and
wages. Many people were homeless, starving and became tramps.

What caused…

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What were the effects of the
By 1933 unemployment reached 25 per cent. In industrial cities of the north the rate was
even higher as factories and businesses cut down on production or shut down completely.
Black people were hit especially hard, as…


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