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1

When did women get the vote?

1920

2

Why did women generally have more free time? (2)

Because of new consumer goods (1) that reduced the time spent on house work, e.g hoovers (1)

3

There were __ million female workers by what year? (192_) (2)

10, 1929

4

Why were jobs significant to women? (2)

1. Allowed them to buy consumer goods and have more free time.
2. Were no longer depend on husbands

5

What happened to the divorce rate in the 20's? What does this tell us? (2)

Doubled (1) women had more rights and respect within relationships (1)

6

Why didn't all women become flappers? (4)

1. Rural villages didn't change
2. Poor women couldn't afford goods and the flapper life
3. Religious societies rejected the idea
4. Wasn't widely accepted by societies

7

What university was set up for black americans?

Howard University

8

What association did Marcus Garvey set up? (2)

UNIA
Universal Negro Improvement Association

9

How many members did UNIA have by 192_?

1 million, 1921

10

What city became the place of black pride? And what type of music did this inspire? (2)

Harlem, jazz

11

How many members did the KKK have by 192_?

4.5 million, 1924

12

How many black lynches took place per year?

50

13

Where did black americans move to reduce racism?

North

14

How much did the average income rise?

27%

15

How much did Ford pay his workers?

$5

16

What is the name of Ford's famous large factory? And how many did the factory employ?

River rouge, 80 000

17

Work such as Ford's factory offered what to unskilled workers?

Prosperity

18

What percent of farmers had electricity? What does this tell us? (2)

Less than 10% (1) farmers were excluded from new technology (1)

19

By how much did the price of wheat fall?

$32 per bushel

20

What percent of semi-skilled workers had a car?

3%

21

How many phones were sold?

20 million

22

What was the American attitude at the time?

Spending is good

23

There were ___ million cars in 191_

9, 1919

24

There were ___ million cars by 192_

26, 1929

25

What did Hoover say about the boom?

"Chicken in every pot, and a car in every garage"

26

How many cars were bought on credit?

6:10