GCSE History: Topic 3; The roaring 20s: USA , 1919-1929

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Definition of isolationism Separate/ not interfering with foreign affairs
Who was the president of the USA at the end of World War One? Woodrow Wilson
What three dates were the immigration quota acts introduced? 1921,1924 and 1929
What is the name of the immigration quota act passed in 1924? National origins act
Name the two Italian immigrants put on trial for murder? Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
What was the 18th amendment? Change in the US constitution that banned the sale, manufacturing, transportation of alcohol
Name 3 causes on the economic boom New consumer goods, Mass production, Consumer confidence, Advertising, Credit/ hire purchase, Cycle of prosperity, The impact of ww1, Natural resources
Definition of mass production Mass production is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.
What famous event took place on 14th February 1929? St Valentines Day Massacre
What was the name of the illegal drinking clubs? Speakeasies
Give two reasons why prohibition failed? The lack of support from many Americans, difficulty enforcing prohibition, important businessmen got involved in the trade, prohibition was meant to reduce crime and lawlessness but this did not happen
Who was public enemy number 1? Al Capone
When was the Wall Street crash? November 1929
Who was the president of the USA at the time of the Wall Street crash? Herbert Hoover
What were the two main political parties in the USA during the 1920s/1930s Republicans and democrats
What does WASPs stand for? White Anglo Saxon Protestants
What does Laissez faire mean? Do very little
describe the key features of a flapper A girl who wears short skirts, has short hair, dances and drinks at night
What dies the initials KKK stand for? Ku Klux Klan
What is lynching? Illegal hanging
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