History Unit 2

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He was elected in 1932.
He was elected four times bu
1945 during his fourth term.
He was a Democrat.
He promised "A new deal for
American people."
"Alphabet agencies" were desig
American sufferers back on thei
through anything from producin
buying crops.
He did "Fireside chats" so the A
could hear he wasn't worried
He stabilised the banking system
Roosevelt established a series o
agencies" in the 100 days after
They helped the economy and t
affected by it.
They created jobs like acting an
lower the unemployment rate.
These agencies helped "prime t
Emergency Banking Act.
This set up the federal inspectio
It also set up the federal deposi
insurance corporation which ga
government insurance to saving
government approved banks.

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Agricultural Adjustment Act.
It was set up to give payments t
to encourage them to grow less
They also bought surplus crops
prices were pushed up.
National Industrial Relief Act
Set up the Recovery Administration which
set codes to regulate working conditions.
Laid down an 8 hour day and minimum age.
Prohibited child labour.
Set up the Public Works Administration with
$3.3 billion to fund public works.
v Some investors sold their shares as they
believed prices had peaked.…read more

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By 1933 5,000 banks had gone bankrupt.
Banks demanded their loans back from
businesses so they went bankrupt too.
Businesses sold fewer goods so factories
People lost homes, jobs, savings and
He was elected in 1929.
He believed in "Laissez-faire" and "rugged
When he was elected, the economic
problems were already clear.
The Republican government before had
made things worse.
He set up the Federal Farm Board to buy
surplus produce from farmers.
In 1930 he cut taxes.…read more

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WW1 veterans were due a bonus and they
wanted it paid early because they were so
In 1932 15,000 set up a Hooverville in
US senate voted not to pay the money
Hoover sent in the army when 10,000
people wouldn't move and many were
injured. Four were killed.
His "share our wealth" scheme had millions
of followers.…read more

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When USA entered the war in 1917 the
national mood turned against alcohol.
A ban would boost barley & grain supplies.
Consumption of alcohol was "against God's
Many agreed it was morally wrong to drink
while the young men were at war.
Gangsters like Al Capone made money from
organised crime.
Gangland murders, protection rackets, and
organised crime were more common during
Gangsters had a perfect way to earn money
­ public demand of illegal alcohol.…read more

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From 1900-1920 12.5 million Europeans
immigrated to America.
1921 ­ The emergency quota act reduced
the amount of immigrants to 3%
1924 ­ The immigration act reduced
immigration to 2%
In the end there was a limit of 150,000 per
These were designed to stop black people
thinking they were equal just because they
weren't slaves.
Facilities were split.
Black people were allowed to vote but
white people violently beat them if they
went near voting booths and literary tests
were biased.…read more

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They were accused of murder and armed
There was evidence supporting the
accusation like they had a gun with the
same bullets in the van like the one
believed to be seen at the scene of the
61 people saw them at the crime but 107
people said they weren't there.
They were put on trial, found guilty, and
sentenced to death.
There were global protests about the
matter as they felt it was prejudiced.…read more

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WW1 changed the expectation of women.
In 1920 the 19th amendment meant they
were allowed to vote.
Women had the experience of working and
showed they could do the job as well as
In the 1920s most women worked but this
was seen as temporary until marriage.
Flappers felt they were independent from
men & changed how we viewed women.
Flappers dressed differently, (e.g. shorter
They went out on their own to race courses
& clubs.…read more

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Jazz spread from the south to the north as
black people re-located in the 1920's.
Jazz was seen as wild. New dances like the
Charleston were symbols of freedom.
Records became available for people to
listen to at home.
Some people felt music, dancing and the
films were too sexual.
They thought the films were bad examples;
especially women who were seen smoking
& drinking in films.
Relationships on films also seemed to
encourage more sex before marriage.
Published in 1930.…read more

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Checks the power of the president and
Supreme Court.
Passes laws.
Agrees President's appointments.
3rd of the 3 branches of government.
Can say actions are unconstitutional.
Interprets constitution and laws.
Can declare war and deals with armed
Deals with foreign policy.
Regulates interstate trade.
Chooses currency.
Shares law and order, taxes, court system,
regulation of banks, and public welfare with
state government.
Controls education in the state.
Local government.
Regulates trade within the state.…read more


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