History statistics

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What was the rise in real wages for unskilled workers? (Impact of WWI) 20%
How many Americans died in military service? (Impact of WWI) 112,500 with over 1/2 from diseases like typhus
How much did American farmers increase their food exports by? (Impact of WWI) 300%
How many more women were working after the war? (Impact of WWI) 25%
How many were imprisoned under the Sedition Act of 1918? (Impact of WWI) 1,500
How much were Britain spending per day on US war goods? (Impact of WWI) $10 million
To what size did the army increase? (Impact of WWI) 120,000 to 3 million men
How much money was raised in the five liberty loan campaigns? (Impact of WWI) Over $21 billion
What % of the population did the liberty loan campaigns affect, even after the extended rates? (Impact of WWI) 5%
By what % did industrial production increase between 1916 and 1918? (Impact of WWI) 39%
How much was overseas investment worth? (Impact of WWI) $10 billion
How much did National Debt rise by and to what amount? (Impact of WWI) 658% to $27 billion
What % of the population were living in cities of over half a million? (Years of prosperity) 15%
By 1930, what % of those living in cities had access to electricity? (Years of prosperity) 85%
At what height did the Empire State Building stand? (Years of prosperity) 382 metres
What did the black population of New York rise to between 1910 and 1930? (Years of prosperity) Under 100,000 in 1910 to over 300,000 in 1930
By what factor did the population of Elmwood Park, Chicago multiply by? (Years of prosperity) A factor of 7
What did the production time of a Ford Model T fall to? (Years of prosperity) 14 hours to 1 1/2 hours
By 1925, what had the price of a Ford Model T fallen to? (Years of prosperity) $850 to under $300
By 1921, what % of cars sold in the US was Ford producing? (Years of prosperity) 60%
By 1929, how many cars were registered on the roads of the USA compared to the beginning of the decade? (Years of prosperity) From 9 million to 27 million
What % of steel, plate glass and rubber went into making cars? (Years of prosperity? 15% of steel, 75% of plate glass and 80% of rubber
By 1929, how many people were involved in car manufacture? (Years of prosperity) 10%
How many were involved in the West Virginia railway strike of 1922? (Years of prosperity) 400,000
What % of families owned vacuum cleaners? (Years of prosperity) 30%
By 1929, how much were companies spending on advertising per year? (Years of prosperity) An average of $3 billion
What % of radios were bought on hire purchase? (Years of prosperity) 75%
By 1930, how often were Americans going to cinema on average? (Years of prosperity) Once a week
In 1929, how many co-operations owned what portion of US industry? (Years of prosperity) 200 owned over 1/2
By the end of 1922, around how many radio stations were broadcasting to how many radios? (Years of prosperity) 556 stations to 3 million radios
Mellon imposed a policy that, in three cuts, reduced the maximum rate of income tax to what %? (Years of prosperity) 25%
How much did tariffs increase the price of goods by on average? (Years of prosperity) By 11% to 38% on average
How many enforcement agents were enlisted to cover how many miles of coastline and land border? (Social tensions) 3,000 agents to cover 18,700 miles
How many litres of alcohol were destroyed in 1929? (Social tensions) 50 million litres
How many speakeasies were there in New York after Prohibition was implemented? (Social tensions) 32,000, which was double the amount before
What did the cost of a high ball drink rise to? (Social tensions) 15c to $3
By what % did arrests for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct fall between 1916 and 1922? (Social tensions) 50%
How much was Capone's reported income in 1927? (Social tensions) $60 million a year
How many gangland murders were there in Chicago following Prohibition? (Social tensions) 227
How many Catholic Italians immigrated between 1880 and 1920? (Social tensions) 4 million
How many arrests were made during the Palmer raids, with how many prosecuted and how many deported? (Social tensions) 5,000 arrests with 1,000 of these people prosecuted and a further 500 deported
To what % of each nationality resident on the 1910 census limit immigration to in the Emergency Quota Act of 1921? (Social tensions) 3%
After changing it to the 1890 census, what % of each nationality resident did the National Origins Act of 1924 limit immigration to? (Social tensions) 2%
By 1925, how many members did the KKK claim to have? (Social tensions) 5 million
What % of the 5 million KKK members in 1925 were from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and what % were from the old South? (Social tensions) 40% in those three states and 25% in the South
What had KKK membership fallen back to in 1930 after controversy? (Social tensions) 200,000
How many women were in the workplace by 1930? (Social tensions) 10 million
How many women were elected as state governors following their husbands and how many in the House of Representatives? (Social tensions) 2 state governors and 2 in the House of Representatives
What did the value of the cosmetics industry rise to? (Social tensions) $17 million to $200 million
Between 1929 and 1932, what % of US banks collapsed? (Controversy) 20%
How many weeks after the Crash did it take for the market to halve in value? (Controversy) 6 weeks
What % of Americans actually owned shares? (Controversy) 2.5%
How much was wiped off share value? (Controversy) $14 billion
How much did the six big banks spend in an attempt to improve matters, with how many shares bought in US Steel? (Controversy) $30 million with 10,000 shares bought
How many small to medium sized banks were there in America under how many different regimes? (Controversy) 25,000 under 50 different regimes
How many depositors collapsed with the Bank of the United States in December 1930? (Controversy) 400,000
Despite government efforts to freeze wages, by what % had US Steel cut wages by 1931? (Controversy) 10%
The US Steel wage cut meant that in ten days how many workers had less money in their pockets? (Controversy) 1.7 million
The value of international trade fell by how much between 1929 and 1932? (Controversy) From $36 billion to $12 billion
What % GNP was Federal expenditure compared to how much by the 1990s? (Controversy) 3% to 20%
How many times bigger was state budget than federal budget? (Controversy) 5 times bigger
How much was allocated in the Agricultural Marketing Act to help farmer owned co-operatives? (Controversy) $500,000
How much of what budget was actually spent by the National Credit Corporation in 1931? (Controversy) $10 million of the $500 million budget
How much was given to states to finance public works? (Controversy) $1.5 billion
How many families lived under the $2000 breadline? (Controversy) 60% or 16 million families
What % owned over how much of the wealth? (Controversy) 5% owned over 30%
How much did General Electric's income fall by between 1930 and 1932? (Controversy) 75%
How many farm foreclosures were there out of how many farms in Mississippi? (Controversy) 3,500 foreclosures out of 5,280 farms
In 1931, how many man days were lost to strikes? (Controversy) 2.2 million
What did the price of a bushel of wheat fall from between 1919 and 1922? (Controversy) $2.19 to 90c
How much did the RFC make available to rescue banks, trusts, credit unions and other financial institutions? (Controversy) $2 billion
What % of the RFC's budget went to small/medium banks and how much of the first x was given to x institutions? (Controversy) 90% given to small/medium banks and $41 million of the first $61 million was given to 3 institutions.
In 1931, Hoover announced a moratorium and postponed debt collection for how many months? (Controversy) 18 months
The Federal Home Loan of 1932 was intended to save mortgages and make credit easier to get with up to what % assistance? (Controversy) 50%
How much did the Revenue Act of 1932 raise the maximum rate of income by? (Controversy) From 25% to 63%
By 1933, what % of the urban workforce had lost their jobs and how much had their income decreased by? (Controversy) 25% lost their jobs with a 32% decrease to their income
How much did Ford's workforce fall by between 1929 and 1931? (Controversy) 120,000 to 37,000
How many votes did Sinclair poll? (Opposition to New Deal) 870,000
How many states had pensions and what did Townsend propose this to be raised to? (Opposition to New Deal) Only 28 states with the proposal of $200 per month for all over 60s
How did Townsend propose to pay for his pension scheme and what % of the National Budget would this have used in reality? (Opposition to New Deal) A 2% tax which would actually take up 50% of the National Budget
What had membership of Townsend clubs risen to by 1935? (Opposition to New Deal) Half a million
How many of all radio listeners tuned in to Father Charles Edward Coughlin's show? (Opposition to New Deal) 1/3
What had membership of Huey Long's 'Share Our Wealth' clubs risen to in 1935? (Opposition to New Deal) 8 million
What did Huey Long propose be established for all families in America? (Opposition to New Deal) $5,000 homestead allowance and $2,500 minimum base income
Had he stood, what % of the vote was Long predicted in the 1936 election? (Opposition to New Deal) 12%, enough to swing a Republican victory
How much did the 1935 Wealth Tax Act plan to cut back levy on incomes by? (Opposition to New Deal) 4% and drop inheritance tax altogether
How many Republicans to Democrats were there in Congress in 1937? (Opposition to New Deal) 19 Republicans to 77 Democrats
How many Senators were from rural America in Congress? (Opposition to New Deal) 54 out of 96
How many votes did Roosevelt receive in the 1932 election? (Opposition to New Deal) 22.8 million votes
How many followers did the business community get? (Opposition to New Deal) Around 125,000
How many judges did Roosevelt propose to allocate for every serving justice over 70? (Opposition to New Deal) 6 new judges
By 1944, how much of the Federal expenditure was spent on the war? (WWII) $90 billion of $97.2 billion
What % of WW2 was paid for by taxation, compared to what % of WW1? (WWII) 41% compared to 33%
How many new rubber plants were constructed? (WWII) 51
Despite owning only what % of the population did the USA produce over half of manufactured goods? (WWII) 7%
Federal expenditure was what in 1945 compared to how much pre-war? (WWII) $95 billion compared to under $10 billion
Of what size did the USA aim to build an army of? (WWII) A million men
How many more tons of steel a year did the USA produce than Germany, despite only using 1/3 of steel plants? (WWII) 6 million tons
How long did it supposedly take Henry Kaiser to build a Liberty ship? (WWII) 4 days
By 1944, how many of Ford's bombers were being built a day? (WWII) 10 a day
By 1942, the US had produced how many more aircraft than the Axis? (WWII) 20,000
How many radio transmitters did Russia receive from the US? (WWII) 35,000
By 1943, what % was the unemployment level? (WWII) 2%
How many jobs were created during the war, leading to a doubling in real wages? (WWII) 17 million
How many more women were in work after the war? (WWII) 50%
What % of the electrical manufacturing industry were female by the end of the war? (WWII) 50%
By what % did earnings in the bottom fifth of society rise by, however what did their share in the National Income rise by? (WWII) 68% however only by 1%
What % of people moved location during the war? (WWII) 20%
What % of working days lost during the war did strikes count for? (WWII) Under 1%
How many African Americans were enabled jobs due to the war? (WWII) Tens of thousands
How many were killed in the riots/street fights in the summer of 1943 in Detroit, and how many of these were black? (WWII) 29 of 34 killed were black
What % of families were under the poverty line with how many going without running water? (WWII) 20% with 1/3 without running water
How many homes in Kentucky had a car by 1950? (WWII) 2/3
By the end of the 1950s, what % of Americans lived in the suburbs? (WWII) 30%
How many cars were on the road by 1950? (WWII) 40 million
How much was spent on gum in 1952? (WWII) $255 million
What % of the population did the babies born between 1946 and 1964 make up? (WWII) 40%
How many Soviet agents were reporting back to the NKVD in 1941? (WWII) 221
Between 1947 and 1951, how many government employees were forced to resign and how many states supported this process? (WWII) 3,000 resignations supported by 39 states
How many 'Communists' in the State Department were on McCarthy's list? (WWII) 205
What was the highest rate of income tax on the very rich? (WWII) 94%
By what % did the number of Americans paying income tax rise by between 1940 to 1945? (WWII) 4% in 1940 to 40% in 1945
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