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The USA, 1919–1948
In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the OCR History A specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 18.
Part 1: The ‘Roaring Twenties”
- The US economy in the ‘Roaring Twenties’, including Republican party policies and ideology;
- Areas of industry and social groups that did, and did not, experience prosperity;
- The US government and women in the 1920s, including women’s rights movements and the Sheppard-Towner Act;
- Causes, aims, implementation and failure of prohibition;
- Prejudice and discrimination in US society, including the Jim Crow Laws and the Ku Klux Klan;
- The Red Scare, including the Palmer Raids and Sacco and Vanzetti;
- Restrictions on immigration throughout the 1920s; attempts to combat prejudice, including the NAACP and the UNIA.
Part 2: The 1930s and the New Deal
- Economic and social effects of the Great Depression and government response;
- Presidential election campaigns of 1932;
- Roosevelt and the First New Deal: the Hundred Days, Alphabet Agencies, including Agricultural Adjustment Agency, Civilian Conservation Corps, Federal Emergency Administration, National Recovery Administration and the Tennessee Valley Authority;
- The Second New Deal, including Works Progress Administration, Social Security Act, Wagner Act, Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration;
- Reactions to, and impact of, the New Deals.
Part 3: The impact of the Second
World War on US society
- The mobilisation of the US people for the war effort, including propaganda campaigns, war production and its effects, the end of the Depression;
- Increased government and Presidential powers, including control of wages and prices, response of population to US involvement in war;
- Social impact of the war, including rationing, tax on luxuries, housing shortages and an increase in divorce; women and the war effort;
- Japanese internment;
- The war as the foundation for the Civil Rights movement;
- The Detroit Race Riots 1943;
- Segregation within the military;
- Executive Order 8802;
- Desegregation of US troops in 1948.