The Roaring Twenties

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Give two causes for the economic boom
any two from: isolationism, technology , mass production and shares
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Who were Nicola Sacco and Batrolomeo Vanzetti?
two Italian immigrants who had anarchist opinions and were convicted of murder
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Why was John Scopes charged for teaching evolution in school?
evolution was a new idea that was campaigned against by Christian fundamentalists. It was made illegal in some states.
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What is Prohibition?
the prohibiting of export, trade, sale and consumption of alcohol or alcoholic beverages.
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Why was prohibition repealed?
it had increased demand and consumption of alcohol. It also lead to a large increase in organised crime and corruption in law enforcement.
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How was law enforcement corrupt during the era of prohibition?
gangsters had paid off cops and agents to turn blind eyes to their illegal actions, mainly involving alcohol.
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Define the following: Speakeasy, bootlegging and racketeering.
Speakeasy- a underground bar that sold alcohol secretly. Bootlegging- carrying alcohol and smuggling it around. Racketeering- organised crime activities including money laundering and alcohol sale
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Who were the two main intolerant groups in the USA?
White Anglo Saxon Protestants (WASPs). The Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
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Give an example of a group that was not tolerated by Americans.
Any one from :new immigrants, black people or people who had opposing political views e.g. communists
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Who were Nicola Sacco and Batrolomeo Vanzetti?

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Why was John Scopes charged for teaching evolution in school?

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What is Prohibition?

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