History of the Americas II chapter 23 Out of Many



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History of the Americas II

Chapter 23
Out of Many

1) Motion picture companies found Hollywood to be an alluring alternative to most east-coast cities, why?

2) As oil and natural gas gained in importance which energy industry suffered from economic hardship? Which area of the transportation industry failed? Why?

3) What happened with the relationship between ownership and management of business at this time? At this time successful corporations were those who led in which three areas?

4) Describe welfare capitalism and the open shop.

5) Which sector of the economy failed to share in the general prosperity of the 1920’s, why? What percent of American workers participated in this sector of the economy?


6) As oil and natural gas gained in importance which energy industry suffered from economic hardship? Which area of the transportation industry failed? Why?

7) What happened in advertising at this time? Describe the new ethic in advertising that arose at this time.

8) What affect did radio have on Americans?

9) Who were the flappers? How were they portrayed in film and in the press?

10) What is Herbert Hoover’s vision of the “Associate State?”

11) Describe how the “new immigrants” differed from the “old immigrants.”

12) Women’s movements split during this time. Explain why they split and the difference between their goals.

13) What was the “Harlem Renaissance?”

14) What event marked a clear end to the Roaring 20’s?



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15) How does Zinn’s portrayal of the 1920’s differ from that of Out of Many?

16) What happened in Seattle? When did it get violent?

17) According to Zinn, where was the prosperity of the 1920’s concentrated? Explain.


18) What was the “Melon Plan?” Which congressman vehemently opposed it?


19) How were corporations affected by the Republican policies during the 1920’s?




20) How did the election of 1928 begin to define both the Republican and the Democratic Parties?

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