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NOTES ON THE USA


TOPICS :

BOOM & BUST ( BUDDIES)

Topic 1 : HOW FAR DID THE US ECONOMY BOOM IN THE 1920s?

Factors that influenced the Boom ( remember all of them and HOW they created
the Boom )

Industries that did not prosper : Old industries, Agriculture…

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INTOLERANCE

Immigration Quota john reinstein act: quota of 150,000 immigrants a year only
from britain, ireland and germany, not eastern Europe or Italy

Red Scare : Sacco and Vanzetti after Russian revoloution everyone was scared that
communism would take over the world, many people whom were accused of having
soicailist…

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THE UGLY

PROHIBITION & ORGANISED CRIME

Why was it introduced : remember all the reasons and Anti Saloon League it already
existed, moral reasons, campaigners and wwi

18th Amendment Volstead Act 1920 which made the sale, transportation and
manufacture of alcohol illegal

Effects of prohibition : Moonshine, Speakeasies, Boot Leggers…

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cauing them to become bankrupt. Also, the poor distribution of wealth between the
counry was another cause. 5% of the worksfoce earned 1/3 of the national average.
The only people who could afford new pruccts and developments were the rich who
eventually had everthying they wanted, as companies continued to…

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Industry : NRA (blue eagle logo)

Home Owners : HOLC

Depressed areas : TVA

If you know the above and what each aimed to do you will be fine.



OPPOSITION :

Not doing too much : Radicals : HUEY LONG / Father Townsend / Father Coughlin

Doing too much :…

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prosperity is around the corner. Many people believed he wouldn't do anything constructive
and that he was doing `too little, too late', also, people were so worried and affected by the
depression they just wanted to trust someone else to do something constructive. So many
people were unemployed and facing…

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ANSWERING SOURCE QUESTIONS :

1. Look at the WIDER PICTURE

2. Ask yourself "why did the cartoonist draw this"?

3. What is the message of the cartoon. What is it trying to tell us?

4. Try and answer the question in the first line : The message of this cartoon…

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