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Give an example of an American industry that became more successful than their European competitor.
Cotton suppliers to Japan.
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How many soldiers were demobbed and when?
4 million 1919
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How many cities in the USA had race riots in 1919?
23
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What was the reaction to two communist parties being established in America?
Anarchists started a wave of bombs.
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What year did two communist parties establish in the USA.
1919
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In what year did the Emergency Quota act restrict immigration (the second time) What did it restrict it to?
1921. Immigration was restricted to 2%. A limit of 150,000 immigrants a year.
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How many people did the car industry provide jobs for?
The car industry provided jobs for 5 million people.
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How much did the amount of cars owned by Americans rise by between 1915 and 1939.
It rose from 1 million cars in 1915 to 28 million in 1939.
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In 1925 what percentage of the worlds cars were model T's?
50%
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How much did a Model T ford cost in 1909 compared to 1928. Why did the price go down?
In 1909 it costed $1200 but in 1928 it costed $295. It was reduced because of mass production.
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IN the Michigan Ford factory (biggest factory in the world) how many people were employed?
80,000
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In 1924 how many farmers were bankrupt?
600,000
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In 1929 who's wage was barely a third of the national average income?
Coal miners
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What problem did flapper fashions cause for the textile industry?
Reduced amount of cloth used to make clothes.
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How many black farm workers lost their jobs in the 1920s?
1 Million
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How many people were crammed into NYC's Black Harlem District?
250,000. Many slept in shifts.
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Buying in debt was shameful, as was buying on hire purchase. True or False?
False, Buying in debt was shameful buying on hire purchase was respectable.
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Name one sports personality in the 1920s
Babe Ruth
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In 1922 how much money did cinemas make per week in ticket sales?
$4 million
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Name one movie star and one of their movies.
Charlie Chaplin, the kid.
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Movie stars were extremely wealthy. How much did Mary Pickford earn a week?
$10k (the average was $13 a week)
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Where did Jazz originate?
The Southern states.
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Name three things the Jazz age led to in the 1920s.
Young people smoking, drinking and behaving innapropriately
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What percentage of US homes had a radio in 1930?
40%
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What years were prohibition?
1920-1933
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How many speakeasies were there in New York by 1930?
30,000
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How many people were killed due to gang related violence?
Over 400
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How much money did Al Capone make a year during prohibition?
$60 million.
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What is Al Capone's gang most infamous for?
The Valentines day Massacre: Al Capone's gang killed 7 members of the rivals bugs Moran gang 1929.
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How much money did the American economy lose during prohibition?
$11 billion
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How much did prohibition cost the American economy?
$300 million
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How many people on average died every year due to drinking illegal alcohol?
1,000
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How many members did the KKK have in 1925?
5 million
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Why did the KKK dress in white sheets with white hoods?
To hide their identity. The white symbolised white supremacy. THey also carried American flags and lit burning crosses at their night time meetings.
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Why did the KKK decline after 1925?
ONe leader (Grand Wizard David Stephson) was convicted of sexually motivated murder. When the Governor of INdiana refused to pardon him he produced evidence on the KK's illegal activities.
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IN the 1920s millions of black people moved to the North. What was the percentage of Black people in the Hrlem district of NY in 1930?
70%
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What were the Jim Crow Laws?
Laws that enforced segregation.
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How much did the life expectancy for black people go up by between 1900 and 1930?
3 years. IN 1900 the life expectancy for black people was 45 in 1930 it was 48.
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Where was there a growing black middle class?
Chicago & New York
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IN how many states was the theory of evolution illegal?
6, including Tennessee.
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How many people turned up on the first day of John Spears trial? 'The Monkey Trial'
1,000. 300 people had to stand.
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How long did the Monkey trial last?
8 days
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Scopes was found guilty.How much was he fined?
$100
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