History - USA 1919 -1941 (entire syllabus)

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Edexcel History
The USA 1919 ­ 1939
(Just a side note before we begin. I usually highlight all the work I make, but this one I haven't done
because it is one of the best revision techniques. So my challenge to you is for you to go through,
highlight the relevant terms, and if you are feeling extra studious, make your own and show me up
completely! )
1. The USA during/after World War one
This section is just some background information to help you understand the position of
the USA's people and government after the First World War
Okay,
w e
all
know
Ame ri
ca onl
y j
oined i
n t
he Fi
rst
Wo rl
d Wa r
when i
t knew i
t
had
to.
Thi
s i
s because
t
hey di
dn '
t
w ant
t
o
int
ervene i
n ot
her's
aff
air
s.
Th i
s was a
republi
can
pol
icy
of
Isol
a t
ioni
sm (t
h i
s wi
ll
be
d escr
ibed
lat
er i
n t
he notes)
.
Moreover,
as al
l
of
E ur
o pe
w er
e busy f
ight
ing,
t
he y
w er
e unable
to
maint
ain t
he same
control
of
t
heir
businesses,
so
the US A
took
o ver
a
l
ot
of
these,
ga i
ning
them mo ney
a nd
trade.
Furt
hermo r
e ,
t
he USA
expor
ted an amazing amoun t
of
goods and
arms
to
the Entent
e
Powers i
n t
he
w ar
thi
s me ant
t
ha t
t
hey were
g ai
ning
va st
amounts of
money fr
om these countr
ies
(as t
heir
me n
couldn'
t
produce
food
as
t
hey were i
n t
he
w ar
).
Befor
e t
he war,
Germany had
b y
far
t
he best
chemical
i
ndustr
y
how ever
,
they
stopped
all
wor
king
w hen
t
hey began t
he
fi
rst
word
w ar
.
T hi
s gave
Ame ri
ca
a huge oppor
tunit
y t
o qui
ckl
y over
take
them
in
thei
r
chemical
i
ndust
ry,
and
they
d i
d.
Th i
s
led
w ay
to
new technol
ogies
and a
bett
er
un der
standi
ng
of
arms,
making
them one
of
the
mo st
pow er
ful
count
ri
es i
n t
he worl
d.
As
the
w ar
ended,
and Ame r
ica'
s gol
d st
ores
reached
un hear
d of
hei
ghts,
t
he peopl
e of
t
he t
ime
r
ejoi
ced.
Mo ney
fl
ew
quickl
y
fr
om hand
to
h and
and peopl
e were
so gl
ad t
o be
ali
ve,
and out
of
t
he war,
t
hat
they
w ant
ed t
o l
ive
li
fe
to
the
ma x!
Mo r
eover,
t
hey l
oved t
heir
Republi
can
go ver
nme nt
who hel
ped
t
hem prosper
so
w el
l.
Thi
s shows how Ame r
ica
came out
of
the
w ar
an
incr
edibl
y r
ich
nat
ion,
but
also,
t
hey hel
d t
he most
up todate
technology
and chemi
ca l
equi
pmen t
.
2. Causes of the boom
We all know (hope) that at least one of the questions will have something to do with the
boom, whether it's the causes or effects, so it's best to know it all! Luckily there are
quite a few different reasons for the boom, and none of them are particularly difficult. So
here they are:
1.The
U SA
a f
ter
Worl
d Wa r
One ­ okay,
so
if
you'
ve r
ead t
he pr
evi
ous sect
ion,
you
should
be a
pr
o at
t
his.
The
ma i
n t
hings
you need t
o rememb er
i
s t
hat
Europe
w as
in
debt
to
the
U SA and
t
heref
ore
ow ed
it
an
aw f
ul
lot
of
mone y!

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can
P ol
ici
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Th ose
damn r
ep uby'
s had a
few poli
cies
but
n one
o f
t
hem ar
e t
o o
hard!
Here
they
are
T ari
ff
s ­
T he
U SA di
dn '
t
li
ke t
he fact
t
h at
t
heir
ow n
go ods
w er
e n'
t
being
b ought
all
t
he ti
me ,
so
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forei
gn good s
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3. Pol
it
ical
I
ntol
erance
4. Rel
igi
ous
Int
oler
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udents
forget
t
h at
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half
of
t
he
countr
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oined
in
w i
t
h
the
boom, so
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decli
ning
indust
ri
e s
are
almost l
i
ke
an i
nfect
ion,
t
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hem
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ini
ng,
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w or
se they
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an d
the
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ead.
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