Roaring Twenties

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The Roaring Twenties: USA 1919-29
BY 1919 THE USA:
Had only lost 100,000 men in WW1
Had not fought the war on US soil so people at home were not affected.
Had played a large part in the defeat of Germany and peace talks
Had become the strongest country in…

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(The Fordney-Mcumber Tariff). This led to the American people buying more American goods as
foreign goods seemed more expensive, thus benefitting the American economy as demand in goods
With the increase in the demand of American goods, Americans had to keep up with the demand;
they this by Mass…

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See book for diagram.

Companies could sell on shared on the Stock Exchange in order to raise money for investment. The
shares were eagerly bought by investors ­ who then hoped to sell them at a higher price and so
make money for themselves. Therefore,…

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It was developed out of ragtime and blues music among black people in the southern parts
of the USA. It rapidly spread throughout the USA in 1920s and provided black musicians with
a way of gaining self-respect and admiration. Successful artists included Louis Armstrong and
Duke Ellington.

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Europe started to import less food from USA and put high tariffs on US products in reaction
to the Fordney-Mcumber Tariff, 1922 due isolationist atmosphere.
Completion from other trading countries who sold food at a cheaper price.
Improved machinery so less men were needed (led to mass unemployment)
Machinery led…

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years later after the verdict was declared unjust as judge presiding the case did not agree with their
political views. This proves that Europeans were often treated badly in America.

Black people were subjected to extreme racism from the hands of the KKK. The aim of the KKK…

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Prohibition was an overall disaster as crime and corruption increased dramatically leaving people
living in fear and many live were lost caught between gang wars and once things went underground
no laws surrounded it. Thus by the early 1930s US Congress passed the 21st amendment which
abolished prohibition.


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See book for further details

The Wall Street Crash, October 1929
When Herbert Hoover, the successful Republican candidate, became President in March 1929 the
economy was still booming. Hoover had promised a continuation of the boom - 'a chicken in every
pot' and boasted that,…


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