How many cars were there by 1929?
How many radios by 1929?
How much per day were Ford’s workers paid?
$5 per day
How many people worked at Ford’s River Rouge Plant?
Which suburb of Detroit grew by 700%
Grosse Point Park
What % of cars were bought on credit?
What did Sears Roebuck start?
Mail Order catalogues
List 2 industries that prospered during the boom
Cars, electricals, construction
What was total farm income in 1919 and 1928?
$22 billion and $13 billion
Which country was destroying the US farm industry?
How many black farm labourers lost their jobs in the 1920s?
What percentage of semi-skilled workers owned a car?
In Elizabethtown, Tennessee, how much were girls paid in the textile factories and for how many hours a week?
18c per hour for a 56 hour week
What percentage of wealth went to bottom percentage of the population?
10% to bottom 42%
What was introduced by 36 states to control how relationships were shown in Hollywood films and when was this?
Hays Code, 1930
How many radio stations were there by 1922?
By 1929, how much was NBC making per year?
The first talkie, The Jazz Singer, was released in which year?
How many new female workers were there by 1929?
What happened to the divorce rate by 1929?
Doubled to 200,000
How many immigrants arrived from Britain and Germany during the 1920s? (2)
5 million and 4.4 million
Give two examples of violent attacks during the Red Scare
April 1919: bomb killed 10 in Milwaukee church, May 1919: letter bombs sent to 36 Americans, June 1919
How many files did J Edgar Hoover have on suspects and how many proved to be truthful?
60,000 and 556
When were Sacco and Vanzetti arrested and executed?
1920 and 1927
How many members did the KKK have by 1924?
Name one of the two states that had a KKK governor.
Oregon and Oklahoma
How many branches and members did the NAACP have by 1919?
300 and 90,000
How much lower was life expectancy for blacks than whites?
11 years (48 compared to 59)
Which organisation did Marcus Garvey set up and how many members by 1921?
UNIA and 1 million
On average, how many lynchings took place per year in the 1920s?
Name a group in the temperance movement.
Anti-Saloon League, Women’s Christian Temperance Society
How many more votes could politicians gain in rural areas by supporting prohibition?
How many babies were allegedly smothered by drunken parents each year?
How many arrests did Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith make?
By what percentage did alcohol consumption decline in the 1920s?
How long did it take Izzy Einstein to find alcohol in New Orleans?
Name three gangsters during the prohibition era.
O’Banion, Bugs Moran, Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Johnny Torio, the Guizenbergs, George Remus
How many unsolved murders were there in Chicago by 1929?
How much did Capone make from speakeasies per year?
When was the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and how many died?
14th February 1929 and 7
Who was the FBI boss of New York who sacked corrupt agents?
What did George Remus give out to guests at his parties?
$25,000 diamond cufflinks
What fraction of prohibition agents were corrupt?
How many saloons and breweries were shut down during the prohibition era?
180,000 and 1800
What was the name of the law which introduced prohibition?
How much was made by gangsters in total during prohibition?
What name was given to illegal bars?
How much money did Capone give to soup kitchens during the Great Depression?
In which year did prohibition end?
What was the main reason Roosevelt ended prohibition?
Taxes to pay for New Deal