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Why were farmers having problems?

Because of poor harvests and low prices and less demand.

1

What is Isolationism?

When a country has little contact with the outside world.

2

Why did American people like Isolationism?

Because of 100 000 death in World War One.

3

What were some of the problems faced by black people in the 1920s?

Losing jobs, poor pay, ku klux klan, discrimination by many, segregation.

4

Who was the most famous gangster of the era?

Al Capone.

5

What was Prohibition?

When drinking alcohol became illegal in America.

6

When was Prohibition?

1919 to 1933

7

What was a speakeasy?

Illegal bar.

8

What is a trade union?

Groups of workers who campaign for better working conditions.

9

How much did a factory worker need to support his family in 1929?

48 dollars but they earned less.

10

What is the KKK?

The Klu Klux Klan

11

In 1927 what kind of workers went on strike?

Cloth workers

12

Why were the KKK very angry?

They thought that black people were taking their jobs.

13

Why were the KKK able to commit so many crimes and not be punished?

Because some policemen and judges were part of the KKK.

14

How did black people fight back?

They formed the NAACP which was national association for the advancement of coloured people?

15

What Act started prohibition?

Volstead Act.

16

What is moonshine?

Home made illegal alcohol.

17

Why did prohibition start?

Because they thought alcohol was bad.

18

Who enjoyed prohibition?

Criminals and gangsters?

19

What was the valentines day massacre?

When Capone killed rival gang leaders.