Paper 2- section A- USA

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How much did US banks lend to Europe?
$10,300,000,000
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What did Americans believe in?
Self-reliance and rugged individualism
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What were the early immigrants from the north west europe called?
WASPS- white anglo saxon protestance
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what was the traditional US attidude towards foreign countries?
Isolationism
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When did the USA declare war on Germany?
1917
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When did Woodrow Wilson put forward his 14 points?
January 1918
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who did not accept the T of V ?
Senate
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Due the USA not signing the T of V what did the USA not join?
The league of Nations
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What ideas did the US people fear from Europe ?
Communism, Anrchism and Socialism
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How many Americans were killed or wounded in Europe?
100,000
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when was the Literacy test Imposed on Immagrants?
1917
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Whn was the total number of immagrants restricted?
1921
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In 1921 the quota was reduced to what % of the population in 1890?
2%
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By 1929 how many immagrants were allowed to entre the USA?
150,000 a year
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what was the name of the tarrif that was introduced and put high duties on imports into the USA?
Fordney- McCumber tariff
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What did the russian revolution of 1917 led to?
to a 'Red Scare'
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What well known employer refused to allow his employees to jooin a trade union?
Henry Ford
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What were the names of the two Italian anarchist that were accused of robbery and murder in 1920?
Sacco and Vanzetti
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How long did the Sacco and Vanzetti case last for?
7 years
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What year was Sacco and Vanzetti executed?
1927
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By 1930 how many cinema tickets were being sold each week?
$95 million
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how much did a motor car cost in 1925
$250
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what name was given to young, liberated women of the 1920s?
Flappers
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Name 3 new dances and music of the 1920s?
Charleston, black bottom and jazz
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Jazz clubs were perticularlly popular in which period?
Prohibition
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The 1920s was called what?
the golden age of Hollywood
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How many peoplewent to see a film each week in the USA?
100,000,000
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what year was the first 'talkie' was produced?
1927
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what 3 sports became very popular in the 1920s?
Baseball, boxing and Golf
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Prohibition effected the production of what?
Barley
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Industrial workers wages only rose by what percentage?
8%
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how much did profits rise in the 1920s for industry?
80%
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How many people were unemployed in the 1920s?
2,000,000
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what fraction of the US black population lived in the south?
3/4
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What was the KKK?
Ku Klux Klan
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when was the KKK set up?
1860s
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In 1915 the kkk was reformed. Who reformed the organisation?
William Simmons
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By the 1920s how many members did the kkk have?
5,000,000
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Who did the kkk attack?
Blacks, Jews, Catholics and anybody who wasn't a 'true Amerian'
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Who were the 'true Americans'?
WASPs- white anglo-saxon protestance
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In 1925 who was a leading member of the kkk?
David Stephenson
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Within a year what was the number of members of the kkk?
300,000
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what act introduced prohibition?
Volstead Act
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What did prohibition ban?
production, transporting, and sale of Alcoholic liquor
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Name 2 organisations which supported prohibition?
The anti-salon league and the Women's Christian Temperance Union
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By 1919 how many states had banned Alcohol ?
13
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What were the illegal bars called?
Speakeasies
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what was illegally made alcohol called?
Moonshine or hooch
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what was alcohol smuggling called?
Bootlegging
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How much did Al Capone make a year?
$100,000
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How many gang murders were there in Chicago between 1927 annd 1931?
200
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What date was the wall street Crash ?
Thursday 24th October 1929
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By 1933 how many people were unemployed in the USA?
14 million
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