AMERICA 1920s

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Flashcards on AMERICA 1920s , created by flo4bridgeman on 05/30/2014.

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Name 3 'Pull Factors' (What pulled people to America?) -Opportunities -Jobs available -Freedom to worship whoever they want
Why was there an economic boom? Mass marketing, new resources, legacy of the war, new products, hire purchase, confidence, mass production, Republican economic policies
What are the economic policies of the Republican Presidents? -Lower taxes -High tariffs placed on imported goods -Laissez-Faire
Name 3 'Push Factors' (What pushed people from their own countries to America?) -Lack of opportunities -underpaid, overworked -persecuted in their own country
Who suffered in 1920'S America? -Farmers -New immigrants -African-Americans -Old industry workers
What were the 'Palmer Raids'? Mitchell Palmer (Attorney-General) organised for socialist organisations to be raided, their books burnt and their leaflets seized.
What is the definition of 'Flapper'? A young liberated, urban woman
Which women suffered? -Rural , farming women -Older women -Poorer women -Immigrants etc.
What was the 'Red Scare'? Americans were scared that their country was being swamped with anarchistic and communist views from Southern and Eastern Europe.
What did the 'Palmer Raids' result in? Around 4000 people believed to be communists were arrested and around 600 people were deported.
Who was John Scopes? He was a science teacher who was tried for teaching the theory of evolution to his classes in Tennessee, 1925.
When did National Prohibition end? 5th December 1933
How many people were going to the cinema every week by 1929? 110 million people
What law did John Scopes break? The Anti-Evolution law (in place in 6 states in the Deep South).
What was the first 'talkie'? 'The Jazz Singer' 1927
When was National Prohibition introduced? 16th January 1920
Who was Scopes defended by? America's most famous criminal lawyer Clarence Drew.
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