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1

Who didn't benefit from the boom?

1) African Americans
2) Native Americans
3) Farmers
4) Poor Women

2

How didn't African Americans benefit from the boom?

Faced racism and discrimination

3

Where did African American's move from and relocate to raise a better life?

South to North America

4

What two places in North America doubled in black population in 1920's?

New York and Chicago

5

Why was North America a better place for black people?

*Received better education
*Better paid jobs

6

Where were some black people in North America forced to live?

Ghettos

7

How did poor women not benefit from the boom?

Couldn't afford to lead rich, flapper lifestyle

8

How did native Americans not benefit from the boom?

Discriminated against as forced to leave traditional life and live in mid-west in poverty

9

How did farmers suffer from economic boom?

*No longer exporting American food for war
*Competition with Canadian wheat farmers caused prices to fall and wages to be cut

10

How did the fashion industry suffer in the 1920's?

Flappers meant less cotton and more nylon material