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Herbert Hoover

Republican - 1929-1933


Prosperity around the corner, smoot hawley tariff act, Hoovervilles



FD Roosevelt

Democrat - 1933-1945


New Deal, 1st 100 days, fireside chats

Harry s Truman

Democrat - 1945-1953


Red scare, Suburbanization

John F Kennedy

Democrat - 1961-1963


New frontier, Supported civil rights, Assassinated.

Lyndon B Johnson

Democrat - 1963-1969


Great society, Vietnam

Richard Nixon

Republican - 1969-1974


Watergate scandal

Ronald Reagan

Republican - 1981-1989


Trickle down economics (Reaganomics)


Star wars project



Bill Clinton

Democrat - 1993-2000


Highest sustained economic growth in American history, Monica Lewinsky scandal

The Wall Street Crash 1929

The American stock market crashed. Stocks fell in price which meant people were selling them leading to even lower prices causing the crash.

The New Deal


The first 100 days. Roosevelt closed the Banks for 10 days so that they could re-open with assets. Alphabet agencies were created.

WW2

America entered the war in 1940 and was the only country that actually benefited from the war.

Suburbanization

Families moved out of the big cities to smaller towns. They had smaller neighbourhoods, big supermarkets and local churches.

McCarthyism

It was a campiagn lead by Joe McCarthy against communism.

The New Frontier

Made by JFK and promoted civil rights, helping the poor and provided medical care.

The Great society

Made by LBJ amd promoted civil rights, helping the poor and provided medical care. These were actually carried out by LBJ.

Watergate

Nixon tried to rig the polls so that he could continue being president but when he was found out he was kicked ou and Ford took over.

Reaganomics

Reagan thought that if he pumped money into big businesses they would employ more people but it backfired.

Changes in popular culture

Cinema, motor car, television, information technology. They all became popular as they were cheaper and more readily available.

Teenagers

They enjoyed new music and films. They had invented their own fashion. They grew their hair long and rebelled against their parents.

Role of women in the USA

In the 1960s women were paid less than men and were still not equal to men. After the 1960s more rights were given out to women.