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1

What evidence is there that there was an economic boom in 1920s America

Unemployment fell from 11.9% (1921) to 1.9%(1926)
Wages increased by 11%

2

Describe two problems facing the US economy in 1929?

Wealth inequality, (60% lived below the poverty line in 1929)

3

How many billions of dollars' of materials were shipped abroad by the end of the war?

$50.1bn

4

By 1944 how many of the weapons being produced in the world originated in America?

Nearly 50%

5

How many extra workers did General motors take on 1941-45?

0.75million

6

How many new businesses were set up during ww2?

500,000

7

How much did Americans spend on bonds during the war?

$129 billion

8

How many African Americans joined or were conscripted into the armed forces?

1 million

9

How many African Americans were working in factories producing war materials by 1944?

Two million

10

What was NAACP, what did it stand for and by how much did its membership rise by?

National Association for the Advancement of Coloured people was the main organisation who campaigned for equal rights. Its membership rose from 50,000 to 500,000 by the end of the war.

11

What proportion of workers in munitions factories were women after 1941?

1/2

12

How many women joined the Women's Army Corps during the war?

200,000

13

The percentage of married women who worked during the war went up by how much?

35% to 50% between 1941 and 1945

14

How much did television ownership increase 1948-1958?

0.4%-83.2%

15

Identify two failures of the Brown v Board case(1954).

By 1968, 58% of black children were still being educated in segregated schools.

16

What happened at Little Rock high school in Arkansas in 1957?

Allow 9 black students to attend Little Rock high school.

17

Identify two pieces of evidence which suggest the popularity of the MIA's boycott buses.

The bus company lost 65% of its income during the boycott.

18

What were the achievements of SNCC's sit-ins?

By the end of 1960, lunch counters had been desegregated in 126 cities.

19

How did people respond to the Freedom rides?

White mob attacked bus, with CORE AND SNCC people inside. Police chief Bull Connor did little to protect.

20

Describe the marches organised by SCLC.

In August 1963 a march was organised in Washington. Over 200,000 black people and 50,000 white people marched together.

21

What did the Black Panthers achieve in the campaign for Black Power?

Health clinics treating 200,000 people a year.

22

What impact did the Civil Rights Act (1964) have on Black Americans?

By 1965, 53 cities had been desegregated across the South.
By 1968, black unemployment was 7% which was not much higher than white unemployment at 5%.

23

What impact did the Education Act (1965) have on Black Americans?

By the end of the 1960s, the percentage of black students with a high-school diploma had increased from 40% to 60%.
Four times as many Black Students attended college and university during the late-1960s.

24

What evidence was there that women continued to receive unequal pay?

In 1972, women's average pay was 70% of men's average pay.

25

Identify one way Black People experienced racism in America in the early 1950s.

Black People were stopped from registering to vote (e.g only 5% of Black People were registered in Mississippi.