Social Prosperity & Problems in America During the 1920s

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It is NOT a comprehensive revision guide, but rather key facts to jolt your memory after revising. Includes a cycle of prosperity diagram, and I hope everything formats correctly with whatever version of MSWord you're using (I've made sure to save it as a .doc rather than .docx).

I am on the OCR board, but took my notes from an AQA book titled 'Modern World History: For AQA Specification B - Core' because the information is practically identical to what I need to know on OCR. Also, if you have that book, I found the information from page 222 for your reference.

Happy revising! :)

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Social Prosperity & Problems in America during the 1920s
Society in America in the 1920s was very varied, and it is important to know this for your
exam.
Example exam question:
How successfully were the social problems in the USA solved during the 1920s? Explain your
answer. [10 marks]
(OCR 2000 exam paper)
Key Points
Americans Who Prospered
Mass production: factories & assembly lines production (& jobs) rose
Car industry by the 1920s, a Model T was being produced every 10 seconds
reduced prices
Cycle of prosperity:

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Laissez-faire
> Credit facilities hire purchase pay in instalments available to more people
> Mail order reach more people in rural areas etc.…read more

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Americans Who Did Not Share Prosperity
> Farmers ½ of American people were engaged in agriculture
overproduction surplus food prices dropped lower income forced to
sell land
> Black people almost 1 million lost their jobs in the 1920s lowest paid jobs were given
to them immigrants suffered similarly
> Older industries coal industry suffered as new forms of power ­ oil, electricity, gas ­
became more widely used similar with cotton & textile industries…read more

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