Groups who didn't share the prosperity of the 1920s

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Name the 5 groups who didn't share this prosperity
Textile workers, farmers, miners, black sharecroppers, new immigrants
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How were children exploited in textile mills and in agriculture?
2 million 14-15 year olds had to work 11 hours a day for low pay
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Name four reasons why farmers struggled
Overproduction/low prices; demand for food supplies to Europe fell after WWI; there were tariff barriers and more competition - workers fell into debt & lost their land; synthetic fibers reduced cotton demand
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Why did some white workers not benefit from the boom?
Workers in old industries (textiles and mining) had bad working conditions and low wages
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What did 71% of families have which was the minimum for a decent standard of living?
Annual incomes under $2,500
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What percentage of 1/3 of the nation's wealth shared among in 1929?
5%
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What percentage of the population did Black people make up?
10%
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What conditions did these black people live in?
Squalor and misery as they were seen as the inferior race
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What were poor non-white immigrants seen as a threat to?
America's culture and living standards
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