The USA, 1919-41.

 

Key topic 1: The US economy 1919-29. Key topic 3: The Crash and Depression.
Key topic 2: US society 1919-29. Key Topic 4: The New Deal.

 

 

The US economy, 1919-29:

Revision Diagrams on USA 1919-41
***** A brilliant idea from Mr. Field at SchoolHistory.  Interactive revision diagrams that help you revise what you really need to know.  Try one!

 

Liberty

Article on the Statue of Liberty and some information about immigration to the USA.

 

Henry Ford
*** Useful biographical information about this important American businessman.

 

Booming

Article from the History Channel. Click on the "Gallery" tab for some interesting pictures.

 

BBC bitesize

Click on the "Revise", "Video" and "Test" links about the Roaring Twenties. Check out the information about "Industry and Social Change" and Problems in the 1920s".

 

Amusing videos from the BBC:

The Roaring Twenties

Industry and social change

Problems in the 1920s

 

 

 

 

US Society, 1919-29:

Select a link or browse through this section:

1. Prohibition and gangsters.

2. Racism and the KKK.

3. Entertainment.

4. Sporting heroes.

5. Famous names.

6. Other useful links.

 

PROHIBITION AND GANGSTERS

Prohibition

Lots of information and pictures from this site by Ohio State Univerity

 

Spartacus
*** Read these useful pages and follow the informative hyperlinks to discover more about Chicago, Al Capone etc.

 

Liquor

Article by the Histocy Channel. Click on the "Gallery" tab for some interesting pictures from the time.

 

Amusing videos from the BBC:

Prohibition and crime

 

RACISM AND THE KU KLUX KLAN

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
***** A brilliant site from PBS.  Find out about the whole history of racism and segregation in America from 1863 to the present day and the struggle for equal rights.  The site contains audio and video clips, interactive timelines, personal interviews and historic documents.



Lynching - interactive map
Part of the excellent site PBS (above) - scroll over the interactive map of the USA to reveal the shocking statistics of the the number of blacks and whites lynched.

 

The Jim Crow laws
Another interactive map which explains all the ways that blacks and whites were segregated in USA in different states.

 

Ku Klux Klan
**** A very informative site with loads of useful hyperlinks.

 

Immigration and racism

Lots of information and pictures in this site by Ohio State University.

 

1920S ENTERTAINMENT

The 1920s Experience
*** A good site with information on people, events, music, fashions and fads - lots of annoying pop-up adds, though.

 

Charlie Chaplin
*** Masses of information and useful hyperlinks about this influential film star.

 

1920s Films

 

Film Stars of the Silent Movie Age
***** A brilliant on-line photo gallery of the famous faces from the silent age of film.  You can choose to browse "The Vamps" or "the Rogues" etc.

 

Flapper Music
Listen to the hip tunes of the 1920s with Real Audio 3.0 or higher.

 

The Charleston
Pictures and text about the Charleston dance and other popular 1920s dance crazes (e.g. 'the Blackbottom' or 'the Shimmy'.  All on the Dancer History Archives.

 

1920s slang
** An A-Z of slang words popular in the 1920s.  Find out what 'giggle water' and a 'speakeasy' meant!

 

Flagpole sitting!

 

Lights, Camera, Action

Article from the History Channel. Click on the "Gallery" tab for some pictures from the time.

 

CHECK OUT THESE SPORTING HEROES:

Babe Ruth
Official website of the 1920s baseball legend.

 

Jack Dempsey
Official website of the heavyweight boxer known as "Manassa Mauler" and sporting legend.

 

Joe Louis
Official site of another boxing hero - the 'Brown Bomber'.

 

Bobby Jones
Official site of the golfing legend of the 1920s.

 

SOME MORE FAMOUS 1920s NAMES:

Amelia Earhart
The great female aviator's official site.

 

Charles Lindbergh
Home page of the famous transatlantic pilot.

 

Noel Coward
The British writer of popular songs, musicals and plays who became a big hit in America.

 

Al Johnson
The jazz singer who appeared in the first successful 'talkie'.

 

MORE PAGES FOR 1920s LINKS:

Jazz Age Culture - LINKS
The most comprehensive list of 1920s website links.

 

1920s America - LINKS
A collection of useful links to the best sites on entertainment, film, prohibition.



1920s America - MORE LINKS
A good page on the 1920s from Kingwood College Library which has sections on 'Fads and Fashion', 'Film, Music and Theatre' etc. Have a look at this link near the bottom called the Roaring Twenties which contains information set to music. An entertaining site and a good example of what can be found on this link.

 

Revision Diagrams on USA 1919-41
***** A brilliant idea from Mr. Field at SchoolHistory.  Interactive revision diagrams that help you revise what you really need to know.  Try one!

 

BBC bitesize

Click on the "Revise", "Video" and "Test" links for "Industry and Social change", "Problems in the 1920s", and "Prohibition and Crime".

 

The Monkey Trial

Lots of information and pictures from Ohio State University.

 

The new women

Lots of pictures and information about the changing role of women in the USA.

 

Amusing videos from the BBC:

Industry and social change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wall Street Crash and Great Depression, 1929-32:

Revision Diagrams on USA 1919-41
***** A brilliant idea from Mr. Field at SchoolHistory.  Interactive revision diagrams that help you revise what you really need to know.  Try one!

 

1920s America - MORE LINKS
A good page on the 1920s from Kingwood College Library which has a section on the Crash and Depression.

 

Busted

Article by the Histocy Channel. Click on the "Gallery" tab for some interesting pictures from the time.

 

Face to Face with the Great Depression

Information and resources about how the Depression hit Chicago. Aimed at teachers and students. Information and resources to download.

 

BBC bitesize

Click on the "Revise", "Video" and "Test" links about the Wall Street Crash and Depression.

 

Spartacus
*** Read contemporary accounts of what happened.

 

Causes of the Wall Street Crash Quiz
*** Can you match up the heads and tails in this useful revision quiz?

 

Revision Diagrams on USA 1919-41

 

Amusing videos from the BBC

Problems in the 1920s

The Wall Street Crash and Depression

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Deal, 1933-41:

Revision Diagrams on USA 1919-41
***** A brilliant idea from Mr. Field at SchoolHistory.  Interactive revision diagrams that help you revise what you really need to know.  Try one!

 

BBC bitesize

Click on the "Revise", "Video" and "Test" links about the New Deal and Was the New Deal a Success or a Failure?

 

Entry

Article by the Histocy Channel about the USA joining WW2. Click on the "Gallery" tab for some interesting pictures from the time.

 

1932 Election on-line lesson
***** A great activity from SchoolHistory.  Revise the 1920s and see how much you really know about Roosevelt and Hoover.

 

Alphabet Agencies Match-up quiz
*** A fun way to check you know which were which!

 

The New Deal
**** Very useful information pages from Spartacus with lots of relevant hyperlinks to follow.

 

National Archives

This link takes you to a series of pages about the USA during the time of FDR. Contains original documents, information and activities. Designed for students and teachers.

 

Revision Diagrams on USA 1919-41

 

Amusing videos from the BBC:

The New Deal

Was the New Deal a success or failure?