USA Boom, Bust and Recovery 1920-1955

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1. What did the Wickersham Committee do?

  • It was appointed to investigate the effectiveness of prohibition and eventually acknowledge that it wasn't working.
  • Sector of the government concerned with stamping down on gangsterism and crime.
  • It was set up to regulate the Treasury agents, following allegations of bribery.
  • It was a group created by the leading gangsters to organise moonshine smuggling and sales.
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2. What caused the revival of the KKK?

  • 'The Klansman' a novel about the clans former glory, was published.
  • D.W Griffith's film 'birth of a nation'.
  • Increased immigration provoked more hatred.
  • Pork pies

3. By 1920, how many cars was Ford producing per year?

  • 12 Million = 1 every 60 seconds
  • 125, 000 = 1 every 60 seconds
  • 1,250, 000 = 1 every 60 seconds
  • 2 Million = 1 every 60 seconds

4. Who did not benefit from the 1920's economic boom?

  • Factory owners and workers
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Bankers
  • Construction workers

5. What did the African American population of Harlem increase from/to?

  • 185, 000 1919- 250, 000 1933
  • 5,000 1915- 2 Million 1934
  • 50,000 1914- 165,000 1930
  • 1 Million 1912- 4 Million 1930

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