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Unit 4 The 1920’s and The Great Depression 1919-1950. 1. The Fordney-McCumber Tariff  in 1922 affects other countries.  High tax on imports made it impossible for Britain & France to sell their goods in the U.S.

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Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

Unit 4 The 1920’s and The Great Depression 1919-1950


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

1. The Fordney-McCumber Tariff  in 1922 affects other countries.  High tax on imports made it impossible for Britain & France to sell their goods in the U.S.

2. Economic problems hidden by the business boom of the1920s. Consumer debt, installment plans, low interest rates


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

4. Farmers lost their land, incomes failed in the 1920s

5. Danger of buying stocks on margin

6. Black Tuesday-Oct. 29, 1929

7. Banks failed after the stock market crashed, people panicked

 9. People in the cities and in rural areas suffered during the Great Depression-lost homes, jobs, bread lines, drought in the Great Plains


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

10. The Great Depression affected families,-economic strain

 11. Actions Hoover took to improve the economy

 12. Three goals of the New Deal-relief, recovery, reform

 13. New Deal programs provide help to different groups of Americans

 14. Conservatives criticized the New Deal


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

3.       Voting Rights- 19th Amendment: Women got the right to vote

4.       Race/ethnicity/immigration

1. What was the quota system?  Limited # of immigrants- Emergency Quota Act of 1921, 1924 quota limits

5.  Political – Pres power & change in politics during time period

a.  Amendments

1.   18th Amendment – Ban on alcohol, 1920 2.     

 21st Amendment – Repeal of Prohibition, 1933


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

 c.  Public policy and reaction to it

       1. What does the Teapot Dome scandal tell about President Harding? His administration included corrupt men-poor judgment.

6.  Change in how America is

 1.  Attitudes prevalent in America after WW1- Nativism & Isolationism

 2.  Fear of communism-  Sacco & Vanzetti case, General Mitchell Palmer rounding up communists and anarchists


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

 4. Automobile changed American life- roads, new businesses rural families less isolated, independence

5. Advertising changes American life by using Psychology

 6. Prohibition affects the nation. Disrespect for the law, rise to organized crime

7. Fundamentalist beliefs lead to the Scopes trial.

 8. The flapper represent the spirit of the twenties


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

10. Charles A. Lindbergh becomes an American idol

12. The NAACP (peaceful protests against lynching) and Marcus Garvey’s (separate society) response to racial discrimination

 13. The NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people.

14. Contributions of artists of the Harlem Renaissance.


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

15. The New Deal expanded and limited opportunities for women.

 16. African Americans make gains during the New Deal

 17. Mexican Americans and Native Americans and the New Deal. Native Americans benefited from laws that strengthened their land claims.

 18. The New Deal coalition was a group of voters, including Southerners, urban people, urban people, African Americans * union members who supported the New Deal.


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

19. Movies and radio were popular during the Depression, because they were inexpensive and an escape from the problems of Depression life.

20. The Federal Arts Project (FAP) & the Federal Writers Project (FWP) are two New Deal programs that supported the arts.

21. Liberals and conservatives criticize the New Deal

22. One of the most important and continuing benefits of the New Deal is the Social Security system.


Unit 4 the 1920 s and the great depression 1919 1950

7.   Migration patterns/geography

1. The Great Migration- Harlem Renaissance-Between 1910 and 1920 African Americans moving from the South to the big cities of the North


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