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1913
Henry Ford: to create a cheap and affordable car for the mass market he introduces the assembly line to the automotive industry. Prior to the assembly line it took 12.5 hours to produce a car and 500 cars could be produced in a day, afterwards the p
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1915
The flow of Black workers from the South to the North increased with many settling in Chicago. WWI had raised expectations of greater equality for Afro-Americans. Wartime demands for labour provided them with jobs, better pay and raised expectations
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1915
The sinking of the Lusitania, a passenger ship carrying innocent women and children sunk by German torpedoes was persuasive in convincing Republicans of joining WWI.
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1915
Based on the book, The Clansmen, a film directed by Griffith's, The Birth of a Nation glorified members of the KKK and included graphic and inflammatory scenes depicting the threats blacks posed, especially to white women. 25,000 KKK members and
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1916
Between 1916 and 1918 industrial production increased by 39%. The number employed in the workforce grew by 1.3 million.
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1916
23 of 48 states had passed anti-saloon legislation. Many went further, prohibiting the manufacture of alcoholic beverages as well. After the congressional elections that year, "dry" members (as those who favored a national prohibition of alcohol beca
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1917
The Zimmerman Telegram: Intercepted and deciphered by British intelligence in January 1917, Zimmermann instructed the ambassador, Count Johann von Bernstorff, to offer significant financial aid to Mexico if it agreed to enter any future U.S-German co
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1917
Due to the Special Relationship between the US and Britain, the US generally supported Britain; US banks loaned $2.3 million to Grear Britain by 1917 - which Britain then used to buy munitions from the US and eventually chlorine gas as well. Wilson'
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1917
Development of Railroads and Communications; opened up the US as a mass market, with an ability to transport raw materials and the invention of the Telephone and widespread use of the Electric Telegraph to facilitate trade. This was aided by the dev
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1917
The Espionage Act was passed and essentially made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country's enemies. Citizens and newspap
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1917
The highest tax rate in the US was 7%
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1917
Congress submitted the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors, for state ratification (PROHIBITION). The amendment received the support of the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states in just 11
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1917
Immigration Act passed barring immigrants that couldn't speak English, Congress enacted legislation requiring immigrants over 16 to pass a literacy test.
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1918
The Sedition Act was passed and anyone found guilty of making false statements that interfered with the prosecution of the war; insulting or abusing the U.S. government, the flag, the Constitution or the military; agitating against the production of
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1918
The highest tax rate in the US was 77%, raising income taxes to generate more revenue for the war effort; and selling so-called liberty bonds to its citizens to finance purchases of products and raw materials by Allied governments in the United State
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1918
The level of real wages was higher in 1918 than in 1914, this was most significant for unskilled workers who experienced a 20% rise in wages during this period, by the end of the 1920s real wages had rose by 26%.
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1919
In October 1919, Congress passed the National Prohibition Act, which provided guidelines for the federal enforcement of Prohibition; defined intoxicating drinks as those with an alcohol content of 0.5% by volume or more (Alcohol and Temperance in Mod
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1919
On June 2, 1919, a militant anarchist named Carlo Valdinoci blew up the front of newly appointed Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer’s home in Washington, D.C.—and himself up in the process when the bomb exploded too early. A young Franklin and Elean
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1920
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Women's work on behalf of the war effort,
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1920
By the late 1800s, prohibition movements had sprung up across the United States, driven by religious groups who considered alcohol, specifically drunkenness, a threat to the nation. The movement reached its apex in 1920 when Congress put into effect
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The flow of Black workers from the South to the North increased with many settling in Chicago. WWI had raised expectations of greater equality for Afro-Americans. Wartime demands for labour provided them with jobs, better pay and raised expectations

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The sinking of the Lusitania, a passenger ship carrying innocent women and children sunk by German torpedoes was persuasive in convincing Republicans of joining WWI.

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Based on the book, The Clansmen, a film directed by Griffith's, The Birth of a Nation glorified members of the KKK and included graphic and inflammatory scenes depicting the threats blacks posed, especially to white women. 25,000 KKK members and

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Between 1916 and 1918 industrial production increased by 39%. The number employed in the workforce grew by 1.3 million.

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