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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A Brief American History
The Native Americans first inhabited America
The Vikings inhabited America
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 find a new route to
china. On this journey he discovered America.
The Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America
13 states in North America declared independence
from the British.…read more

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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
This also created the Supreme Court (Nine judges who make sure
that the country is run according to the constitution).
The constitution was written by a group of men in 1787.…read more

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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 to ability or achievement.…read more

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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 for black people, Jews, and
other ethnic, racial, social or religious
groups. They also oppose other
groups such as the gay rights
movement.…read more

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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 gangsters started to create
speakeasies (secret saloon bars).The
speakeasies supplied the public with
alcohol. The alcohol was smuggled from abroad, however,
moonshine was a spirit created secretly in homemade stills.…read more

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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 took a very big step and almost doubled!
The boom cycle represents how America's economy changed so
Mass production means goods can be made a lot cheaper.…read more

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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
to start his own company and by the 1920s the company began to
grow rapidly. In 1925 ford was producing 10,000 cars every 24
hours and this was 60% of Americas total output of cars.…read more

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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, these were the only successful parts!
Many immigrants thought America was the land of opportunity
however as you have read this booklet you would understand
how many problems they faced.…read more

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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
Dan…read more


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