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How many states in America in 1919

48

1

Was America the largest industrial country in the world in 1920

Totally! Almost 40% of the worlds manufactured goods came from the
U.S.A

2

When did America join the First World War?

1917

3

What was the impact of World War One on the USA?

Positive. Fewer casualties and no war at home. The war gave a boost to the economy. American banks loaned lots of money to the Allies.

4

What is the American flag called?

Stars and Stripes

5

What was the 'open door policy'?

To let all immigrants into America.

6

When did the 'open door policy' end?

1917

7

What was the 'quota system'?

Limited the number of immigrants

8

What is an economic boom?

A period of prosperity and good business.

9

What was hire purchase?

Paying for an item in instalments

10

Were taxes low or high in the twenties?

Low

11

How did the government support businesses?

Kept taxes low and put tariffs on foreign goods.

12

What is the stock market?

Were shares in companies are sold. In the US in is based in Wall Street.

13

Why was there more time for fun?

Labour saving devices and more money in the pockets of people.

14

What did people do for fun?

Theatre, Movies, Boxing matches, Baseball and Radios

15

What was the popular form of entertainment?

The movies

16

Name a famous industrialist of the time.

Henry Ford of Ford motors.

17

When was the first talkie?

1927

18

Name three early film stars

Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Buster Keaton

19

What is a flapper?

A young woman who dresses in a modern fashion and loves to dance.

20

How did women change in the twenties?

After World War One more worked, in 1920 they were able to vote, many rejected the values of the Victorian era.

21

How many millionaires were there in the US in 1914 and 1920?

1914- 7,000 and 1920- 35,000