Was America during the 20s and 30s the "land of opportunity" that it promised to be?

  • A brief american history
  • The american constitution 
  • The American dream
  • KKK
  • Prohibition
  • AlCapone 
  • Henry Ford
  • The wall street crash
  • The great depression
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  • Created on: 01-06-11 18:33

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Was America in the 1920s & 30s the

`land of
Opportunity'
that it promised to be?








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A Brief American History

The Native Americans first inhabited America








1000
The Vikings inhabited America

1492
Christopher Columbus discovered America.
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451.From the age of 13 he was already out at sea on
large ships. He persuaded the king of Spain to give him money to…

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1876
The battle of little bighorn

The American Constitution
What is the constitution?
Basically, the constitution is the highest law in the United States. All
the laws come from the constitution in some way. Each state has a
constitution however, the American constitution is higher in
importance.
This also created…

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The American Dream

This term was first used by James Truslow Adams in his book
Epic America which was written in 1931.
He states: "The American Dream is that dream of a land in which
life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with
opportunity for each according…

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If you joined a strike you would get shot!




America was full of racial groups in the 1920s and 30s and
probably the most well known was the Ku Klux Klan.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was a white organization in the United
States, which is opposing the civil
rights…

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Prohibition
Prohibition is the ban of alcohol which came into force In January
1920.America experienced the jazz age
and the many people who formed the
basis of this period liked to drink! The 18th
amendment banned the sale,
transportation and manufacture of alcohol.
Many Americans didn't respect this law
and…

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bartender. In 1918, Capone met an Irish girl named Mary Coughlin
at a dance. On December 4, 1918, Mae gave birth to their son,
Albert. Capone and Mae married that year on December 30.


The American Boom
After the First World War America was a very different country. Its
industry…

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passion. After reading an article about a German engineer who built
an internal combustion engine he spent the rest of his time trying to
build a petroldriven motor car. His first car was built in 1896 in a
brick shed in his garden! By august 1899, Henry had enough money…

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Conclusion
Was America in the 1920s and 30s the land of opportunity
that it promised to be?

It many ways yes, however others would disagree. The
American constitution helped to order the country, everyone
had a hero to look up to and Henry ford's cars were a huge
success, however,…

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Overall, I believe that the answer to this tricky question, in the
1920s and 30s was America the land of opportunity that it
promised to be, is no!

All the above issues have affected America in a big way and
have also affected America's status as being "the land of…

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