CIE GCSE History: The USA, 1919–41

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Depth Study D: The United States, 1919–41

How far did the US economy boom in the 1920s?

  • On what factors was the economic boom based?
  • Why did some industries prosper while others did not?
  • Why did agriculture not share in the prosperity?
  • Did all Americans benefit from the boom?

How far did US society change in the 1920s?

  • What were the ‘Roaring Twenties’?
  • How widespread was intolerance in US society?
  • Why was Prohibition introduced, and then later repealed?
  • How far did the roles of women change during the 1920s?

What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?

  • How far was speculation responsible for the Wall Street Crash?
  • What impact did the Crash have on the economy?
  • What were the social consequences of the Crash?
  • Why did Roosevelt win the election of 1932?

How successful was the New Deal?

  • What was the New Deal as introduced in 1933?
  • How far did the character of the New Deal change after 1933?
  • Why did the New Deal encounter opposition?
  • Why did unemployment persist despite the New Deal?
  • Did the fact that the New Deal did not solve unemployment mean that it was a failure?

Further specified content can be found on page 22 of the Cambridge IGCSE Syllabus handbook (For examination in June and November 2020, 2021 and 2022)

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • CIE GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • L1 American Boom (pptx)
  • L1 Diamond Nine -Causes Of The American Boom In The 1920s (docx)
  • L1 Diamond Nine -Causes Of The American Boom In The 1920s (pdf)
  • L1 Gatsby Movie Montage 2 (mp4)
  • L1 Gcse History Economic Boom 1920s America (mp4)
  • L10 -The Stock Market Crash Of 1929 Causes And Effects (mp4)
  • L10 Bonus March On Washington Dc- 1932 (mp4)
  • L10 Social Consequences Of The Crash (pptx)
  • L11 Herbert Hoover (mp4)
  • L11 Roosevelt Campaigns For President 1932 (mp4)
  • L11 The Great Depression Explained In One Minute (mp4)
  • L11 Why Did Roosevelt Win The Election (pptx)
  • L12 Franklin Roosevelt Fireside Chat 1 On The Banking Crisis 1933 (mp4)
  • L12 New Deal Uptown Funk Parody Mrbettsclass (mp4)
  • L12 What Was The New Deal (pptx)
  • L13 Opposition To The New Deal (pptx)
  • L13 Opposition To The New Deal Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L13 Opposition To The New Deal Information Sheet (pptx)
  • L14 New Deal (pdf)
  • L14 New Deal (docx)
  • L15 Success And Failure Of The New Deal (pptx)
  • L2 Henry Ford (pptx)
  • L2 Henry Ford Clip (mp4)
  • L3 Why Did Not All People Benefit From The Boom (pptx)
  • L3 Winners And Losers Of The Economic Boom Chart (pdf)
  • L3 Winners And Losers Of The Economic Boom Chart (docx)
  • L4 1920 S Sports And Recreation (mp4)
  • L4 Early 1920 S Jazz (mp4)
  • L4 Entertainment In 1920s America (pptx)
  • L5 Birth Of A Nation Clip 6 (mp4)
  • L5 Intolerance In The Usa (pptx)
  • L6 America Goes Dry- Prohibition In The 1920 S (mp4)
  • L6 Bootleggers And Moonshine (docx)
  • L6 Bootleggers And Moonshine (pdf)
  • L6 Corruption (docx)
  • L6 Corruption (pdf)
  • L6 Gangsters (docx)
  • L6 Gangsters (pdf)
  • L6 Lack Of Enforcement (pdf)
  • L6 Lack Of Enforcement (docx)
  • L6 Prohibition (pptx)
  • L6 Speakeasies (pdf)
  • L6 Speakeasies (docx)
  • L6 Why Prohibition Failed Mind Map (pdf)
  • L6 Why Prohibition Failed Mind Map (docx)
  • L7 Georgia May Foote Giovanni Pernice Charleston To Hot Honey Rag Strictly Come Dancing- 2015 (mp4)
  • L7 Women In The 1920s (pptx)
  • L7 Women In The 1920s Wall Information (pdf)
  • L7 Women In The 1920s Wall Information (ppt)
  • L7 Women Of The 1920 S (mp4)
  • L8 -The Stock Market Crash Of 1929 Causes And Effects (mp4)
  • L8 Causes Of The Wall Street Crash (pptx)
  • L8 Stock Market Crash Of 1929 Rebecca Black S Friday Parody (mp4)
  • L8 The Wall Street Crash And The Great Depression (mp4)
  • L9 Great Depression Grease S Summer Nights Parody Mrbettsclass (mp4)
  • L9 Great Depression Rap Smart Songs (mp4)
  • L9 Impact Of Wall Street Crash On America (pptx)
  • L9 The Great Depression Explained In One Minute (mp4)