Year 10 History Mock Exam
The Roaring 20s: USA, 1919-1929
Question 7: Study source E. What does Source E suggest about Americans attitudes towards immigrants? The quota system was set up in 1921. It was a victory for the WASPs. They had very little respect for the southern and eastern Europeans who were most of the immigrant between 1900 and 1920.The WASPs (White Anglo Saxon Protestants) they did not respect the immigrants this was because they were not white, Anglo Saxon or Protestant. This suggests that many of the Americans were racist and agreed with setting up the quota system this was the system which was put in to place in 1921 the quota system was introduced in 1921 they introduced it because it limited the number of southern and eastern Europeans entering the country. This means that when the quota system was put in place it meant that it was a victory for the WASPs because they did not like many of the recent immigrants who came from southern or Eastern Europe. This meant that there were too many people coming into the country so they tried to limit the numbers in which is what the WASPs wanted as they did not want immigrants from southern and Eastern Europe this was because they only wanted white, Anglo Saxon or protestant. Question 8: Explain the consequences of Prohibition for the USA in the 1920s The consequences of the prohibition for the USA in the 1920s was that prohibition made the number of crime increase this include people smuggling alcohol in to the country. This was because speakeasies opened up and people liked the moonshine. Consumption of alcohol did not fall and some died from the drink made in illegal stills. Another consequence for prohibition was the banning of alcohol made it more attractive to the Americans this was because of this made many of the smugglers made huge amounts of money illegally. Huge profits were made by gangsters such as Al Capone, who controlled cities through violence and bribery. This also made Americans want to have alcohol more as they knew it was illegal at this point however, because alcohol was extremely addictive so the Americans didn’t care even if it was illegal in America. The final consequence of prohibition was that it was costing too much money and was too difficult to enforce, with the depression it was better to make alcohol legal again also they created jobs for the unemployed and made money through taxation. Gangsters on the other bribed the police and the judges in the court which meant that prohibition did not work. Question 9: How useful is source F for studying attitudes toward the Ku Klux Klan in the USA in the 1920s? Source f is not that useful as they are songs about the KKK this cannot be useful as they could have been made up and not of been about the how the KKK another reason for why source f is not useful as the source was only used because it was just using the American flag and the uniforms that the KKK wears to sell copies of the songs. However, it is also useful because it shows the flag of The United States of America. Source f is also useful for showing that many of the Americans saw the KKK members as being true American. Depression and the New Deal: The USA, 1929-1941
Question 14 Why was there criticism of the New Deal in the USA in the years 1933 to 1939? Although Roosevelt had cut unemployment by 1937 from 12 million to 6 million, he decided to cut back on some of his programmes which he brought in to action this was because there was criticism and also that they were costing too much and putting the government in debt. Yet he was criticised again when unemployment went increased to 10 million people as a result. Even when he started spending again, he was criticised because unemployment remained at nearly 10 million in 1939 and business was still 25% less than in early 1929. One reason for criticism from individuals was that the New Deal was not doing enough. Huey Long, Democratic Governor of Louisiana, said the...
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