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What does WASP's stand for?
White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
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Who were the old immigrants?
The first settlers knows as WASP's. there descendants held the best jobs and had most money and most political power. They were wealthy white americans.
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Who originally lived across the whole of north america but were affected by waves immigrates and had battles forcing then to move?
Native American Indians. many lived in RESERVATIONS across america living traditional lifestyles as set as they could while some joined the white society.
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Who were the Black Americans? What did they work as?
Many of they were brought from Africa to America to work as slaves in the Southern States. Many worked as farmers or farm labourers in old slave states, some worked as factory workers or labourers.
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When did the Eastern and Southern Europeans come? Where did they come from? Why did they come? What religions were they mostly?
They came in the late 19th century. Mostly from Russia, Poland and Italy. They were escaping persecution and poverty in Europe. They were mostly jews and catholics.
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Why were there problems with employment even thought industry was doing well?
The industry was becoming more mechanised.
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Why did the Americans reject the League of nations?
They wanted to save their own money and did not want their own soldiers killed trying to resolve disputes around the world. They didn't want to end up paying the bill for European Squabbles.
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What reasons did Americans have for returning to isolation?
There were immigration problems and problems with strikes and unemployment. The USA needed to focus on these problems.
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What polices were used to put a limit on immigration?
A Quota on the amount of people let in and a written test.
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What ways did the economy "boom" in America 1920's?
New Industry, Transport, Construction, Radio, Advertising, Shopping, Entertainment.
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What was the Red Scare?
The "Red Scare" refers the the fear of communism in the USA during the 1920s. The threat of revolution came from organised actions like general strikes, the Boston police strike, bombings as well as violence on May day and race riots.
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When/Why did the Red Scare end?
The red scare effectively ended in the middle of 1920 after a political forecast from a massive radical uprising on may day but the day passed without an incident.
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Why was there a Boom in the 1920s?
Credit, New Technology, Natural Resources, Mass Production, World War 1, Mass Marketing, Confidence, Policies of Republican Presidents.
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What does it mean to "Boom"?
To Boom means to enjoy a period of rapid economic growth or great prosperity.
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What 5 areas of influence did Henry Ford?
Political, Union Basher, Charity Giver, Anti Semite, Pacifist.
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What technique did ford use to make the Ford Model T?
Mass production using an assembly line. This meant that 1 car was being produced every minute.
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Who didn't benefit from the Boom?
Farmers, Blacks, New Immigrants, Old Industry Workers.
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Why didn't farmers benefit from the Boom?
New machines made farming more efficient so America was producing more food then they were consuming causing costs to go down.
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What is the effects of the boom on black people?
Unemployment. 3/4 of a million blacks lost their jobs in the 1920's.
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Name an effect of the Boom on New Immigrants?
They faced lots of discrimiation and were used a cheap labour but due to industry being mechanised unemployment
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Why didn't Old Industry workers benefit?
Industries were becoming more modern and merchanised but most were becoming over produced.
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Who were the kkk against?
Blacks, Foreigners, Jewish
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What methods were used by the kkk?
They would intimidate their enemies by; trying to frighten them to submit to them, they lynched people, they terrorised people.
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Why might people join the KKK?
They may have joined out of fear or my have the same belief and could be racist as in a group they have safety in numbers.
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Why was it hard to catch people from the KKK?
You could not identify the members due to clothing that fully covered them and they wear masks. They mainly go out at night in big groups so it is harder to identify people. It is also important to remember lynching was NOT illegal
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How many members did the KKK have?
By the 1920's there was over 100,000 members but by 1925 around 5 million members.
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What four things changed for women in the 1920's?
Jobs, Rights, Images, Lifestyle.
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What improvements were made to women in the 1920's?
Women got the vote. Had worked in the war.Had labout saving devices in
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What improvements were made to women in the 1920's?
Women got the vote. Had worked in the war.Had labour saving devices in homes. Marketing was based on women.
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What things remained the same for women?
Equal rights amendment failed. Men got jobs back after war. Most women were in-charge of household budget.
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Why was the Ford Mccumber act good for America?
Placed tariff's on goods from other countries which makes American goods cheap.
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Why was it insured that the American goods would be cheaper?
The Ford Mccumber acts Tariffs second principle was that American selling price price for imported goods was always higher despite how cheaply they had been produced.
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Why did America want to stop imports?
During war business was booming
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