14 mar. 2018

The Roaring Twenties and the Cras of 29


Answer these questions

  1. What were some things introduced in the 20s.
  2. Why did businesses grow so much during this period?
  3. Whose administration was known for its corruption?
  4. Why did productivity grow so much during this period?
  5. By 1929, how many American families had cars?
  6. What were some important inventions during this time?
  7. What was the result of having more leisure time?
  8. How were people able to afford and maintain the American standard of living?
  9. What was the underlying idea of the Harlem Renaissance?
  10. Was wealth inequality a problem during this era? What are some examples of wealth inequality mentioned in the video?
  11. How were farmers affected by the 20s?
  12. The 1920s saw the resurgence of what hate group?
  13. What was the attitude toward immigration at this time? What were some laws related to immigration that were passed?

Read the text and answer the question below.
Nevertheless, America’s gross domestic product fell by 30% between 1929 and 1933; private investment fell by 90%; industrial production decreased by 50%, agricultural prices fell by 60%, and average income declined 36%. Around 9,000 banks (with reserves estimated at more than 7,000 million dollars) closed in the same period. Unemployment, which only affected 3.2% of the active population in 1929, rose to 25% of the working-age population in 1933, in other words, to 14 million people.
 http://www.artehistoria.jcyl.es (Translated and adapted)
 Which three sentences correspond to the information given in the text?
a) Unemployment went down between 1929 and 1933.
 b) Gross domestic product fell between 1929 and 1933.
 c) Industrial production fell by 50%.
d) The banks earned profits of 9,000 million dollars.
e) Agricultural prices fell by 60%.
f) Unemployment affected 15% of the working population in 1933.
g) 7,000 banks closed between 1929 and 1933.