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American influence across the world really started to be felt for the first time during this period of study. The Roaring '20s conjure up images of wealth, parties, music, gangsters, cars and an emerging Hollywood. The cultural influence of the US was starting to spread. The 1930s Wall Street crash and subsequent depression reverberated around the world and still do. Our GCSE History series for USA 1919-1941 has been written by Briton Dr David Perkins and American historian Jakub Gaweda and gives a fascinating insight into these turbulent times.

The chapters for this series are as follows:

  • Introduction to series USA 1919-1941.
  • An introduction to the USA in the 1920s.
  • The impact of WWI on American society.
  • Topic 1: How far did the US economy boom in the 1920s?
  • Part 1: On what was the economic boom based?
  • Part 2: Why did some industries prosper while others did not?
  • Part 3: Why did agriculture not share in the prosperity?
  • Part 4: How far did America boom in the 1920s?
  • Topic review and exam guidance.
  • Topic 2: How far was the US a free and equal society in the 1920s?
  • Part 1: How widespread was racial intolerance in US society?
  • Part 2: What were the Roaring '20s?
  • Part 3: Prohibition - why was it introduced and then later repealed?
  • Part 4: How far did the roles of women change in the '20s?
  • Part 5: Major changes to US society in the 1920s.
  • TOPIC 3: What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?
  • Part 1: How far was speculation responsible for the crash?
  • Part 2: What impact did the crash have on the economy?
  • Part 3: Why did Roosevelt win the election of 1932?
  • Part 4: What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?
  • Topic review and exam guidance.
  • Topic 4: How successful was the New Deal?
  • Part 1: What was the New Deal as introduced in 1933?
  • Part 2: How far did the character of the New Deal change after 1933?
  • Part 3: Why did the New Deal encounter opposition?
  • Part 4: Did all Americans benefit from the New Deal?
  • Part 5: Did the fact that the New Deal did not solve unemployment mean that it was a failure?
  • Part 6: How successful was the New Deal?
  • Topic review and exam guidance.

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