Flashcards in 1920s USA: Boom + Immigration + KKK Deck (14):
What was isolationism?
America isolated themselves and did not get involved with the rest of the World.
What were the causes of the boom?
Republicans policies, mass production, advertising, credit, the stock market
What was the 1922 tariff that made it cheaper to buy American goods?
How long did it take Ford to make a car in 1914 and why?
93 minutes. They introduced the assembly line.
How much did share prices rise in the 1920s?
300% (on average)
In 1929, what percentage of the population had 1/3 of the country’s wealth?
Name two groups of people who did not benefit from the boom.
African-Americans / immigrants (non-Europeans) / those working in old industries such as coal / farmers
Why is 1920s America described as a ‘melting - pot’?
They were people from lots of different races nationalities all mixed together.
What was the 1921 Emergency Quotas Act?
Based on nationality, it allowed 3% of the number of people from the country who were in the USA in 1910
Which group were most likely to be allowed into the USA under the 1920s law?
Northern Europeans (eg British)
What is segregation?
Keeping whites and African-Americans separate eg in schools, on buses
How many members did the KKK have between 1920 and 1925?
Give 2 examples of activities the KKK took part in.
Meeting in secret at night, wearing white robes, parading, burning crosses, beating or raping people, lynching