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Prohibition
Brewing and selling alcohol now illegal, Bootleggers smuggled alcohol into the USA, speakeasies were secret bars
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Red Scare
Many people scared about communism, people blamed many attacks on communists, palmer raids tried to send communists back to USSR
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Ku Klux Klan
believed all americans should be WASPs, revived by 'Birth of a nation' - showed KKK saving families from blacks, lost power after one leader accused of harassing his secretary
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Wall Street Crash
in seotember 1929 prices of shares began to decrease, everyone tried to sell their shares for a fraction of the price they paid for them, share prices continued to drop and many people lost millions in shares
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Depression
caused by wall street crash, almost 1/3 workforce unemployed, many lived in hoovervilles, many farmers couldnt get enough money selling crops - earned less than $1000 a year,
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New Deal
set up by FDR in first hundred days in office, involved reviving the country
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Emergency Banking act
government declared a bank holiday, closed all banks, only reopened them if they were ok, restored peoples confidence in the American banks.
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Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
men aged 19-25 given 6 months work, 300,000 joined in 1933, 2 million joined 1940
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Many people scared about communism, people blamed many attacks on communists, palmer raids tried to send communists back to USSR

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Red Scare

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believed all americans should be WASPs, revived by 'Birth of a nation' - showed KKK saving families from blacks, lost power after one leader accused of harassing his secretary

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in seotember 1929 prices of shares began to decrease, everyone tried to sell their shares for a fraction of the price they paid for them, share prices continued to drop and many people lost millions in shares

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caused by wall street crash, almost 1/3 workforce unemployed, many lived in hoovervilles, many farmers couldnt get enough money selling crops - earned less than $1000 a year,

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