Winners and loosers of economic boom

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Winners : D
In the middle : S
Loosers : (
Key of reasons!
B = The cause is background
C =The cause is competition for jobs
D =The cause is discrimination of some type
O = The cause is new opportunities
S = The cause is a change in society
W = The cause is poor pay and bad working conditions
White Business Men
White Businessmen had the opportunities to open new businesses and
so were able to make a lot of money. There was a plentiful supply of
cheap workers for them to employ and there were often no trade
unions to improve the workers rights. B
Black Jazz Musicians
The 1920's were known as the Jazz age. Black Jazz musicians were
able to make money from playing there music and for once weren't in
competition with the new immigrants for low-paid jobs. There wasn't
as much discrimination against Black Jazz musicians as there were
other Black people. O
Young Women from Cities (Flappers)
For the first time in the 1920's women had a lot more freedom, they
were able to get some (low paid) jobs and with that many women
took on a new attitude. They could go out in the evenings without
and escort and could dance and enjoy themselves. O
Sport Stars

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During the 1920's sports such as baseball and boxing became very
popular and soon involved big money. Characters such as Al Capone
were baseball fans and Stars such as Jack Dempsey were boxers. S
Film Stars
In Hollywood a major film industry was developing, with films being
produced all year round. New stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster
Keaton made a great success by making the audience roar with
laughter whilst stars such as Douglas Fairbanks thrilled people in
adventure movies.…read more

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KKK (Up until 1925)
The Ku Klux Klan became a much more widely known and popular
organisation. Its membership numbers rapidly increased and people
soon felt pressurised into joining. A large number of people were
scared by the KKK up until 1925. O/S/D
Republican Party
Throughout the 1920's the Republican party were in charge, people
like there Laissez faire approach and they were widely popular
across America.…read more

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They couldn't
sell this surplus and in many cases it was more economical to burn
there crops than to take them to market. Farming was all they had
ever done and so they were unskilled workers, many moved into
cities but they still faced the competition for new low paid jobs.
Ford Car Workers
Ford produced a lot of jobs but they were jobs which were low paid
and working conditions were poor.…read more

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Jew policies. They were also a
target of the KKK. D
Homosexuals were another group who were becoming discriminated
against more and more including by the KKK. D
Because of the changes in Europe like communist Russia America
became very afraid that the communists believes would spread
there. Anyone who was believed to be communist was arrested and
then deported. D/S
The mining industry became very badly paid and conditions were
awful.…read more

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Policemen had jobs, and many enjoyed there jobs but they were
much stretched and weren't well paid. It was very difficult for the
policemen to effectively patrol the whole of there assigned area.
Many made more money by taking bribes, for some this was a saviour
and for some a guilty conscious. The policing experience during the
1920's depended very much on your principles.…read more


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