In search of the American Dream: the USA c1917 – 1933

American History Prior-to 1917:

Listen to the history of the ‘Robber Barons’. These individuals made obscene fortunes during the period of rapid industiralisation from 1880 – early 1900s. They characterise both the opportunities within the American Dream and the negative impacts as individuals made vast fortunes whilst thousands saw their living standards worsen:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/b080kw3g

 

 

 

 

Dear 12 Paine,

Welcome to your American Dream page.

6/7/2020:

Read p8 – 18 in your text book, Searching for rights and freedoms in the 20th Century, ed. Rees.

Write notes on ‘How politics changed in the USA from 1917 – 1933.’

Complete the activities and questions on p18.

14/7/2020

Read p19 – 35 in your text book, Searching for rights and freedoms in the 20th Century, ed. Rees.

Write notes on ‘How politics changed in the USA from 1933 – 1980.’

Complete the activities and questions on p32.

Well done,

Edward