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The USA in the first half of the 20th century
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The end of 19th century in the USA
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. The United States were the ________ country in the world.
2. The American economy was based on ________ prosperity, huge industrial production, rich mineral resources and the rise of 'trusts'.
3. The trusts were huge ________ of firms in the same sector that dominated the market.
4. The economic boom did not eliminate the spread of ________.
5. In the industrial metropolises of the ________, workers lived in dirty slums and worked hard for low wages.
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Key ideas
Tick the words or phrases related to the USA in the first half of the 20th century.
A: Corruption.
B: Expansion.
C: Agriculture.
D: High taxes.
E: Bootleggers.
F: Great Depression.
G: Tyranny.
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The beginning of the 20th century in the USA
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Investigative journalists called '________' denounced many national problems, such as the conditions of life in the slums and government corruption.
2. Americans were shocked by these reports and started thinking that the ________ should intervene to solve the country's problems through reform.
3. The old American belief in ________ was replaced by 'progressivism'.
4. The ________ Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
5. Roosevelt was an ________ who launched many reforms: he strengthened the navy, regulated the ________ and set up a programme of social legislation.
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USA Imperial expansion
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. America bought Alaska from ________ in 1867.
2. The United States supported the rebellion of ________ against Spain.
3. The USA acquired many Spanish colonies, including Cuba, ________ and the Philippines, after Spain's defeat in the Spanish-American War in 1898.
4. America could control and protect the American ________ in China through the Philippines.
5. The United States annexed Hawaii and built the Panama Canal in ________, after Panama's revolt for independence from Colombia.
6. As imperialism was contrary to its democratic values, the USA gradually conceded independence to its dominions, except for ________.
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America and WWI
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At the beginning of the First World War, America stuck to its policy of laissez-faire. The United States did not even change its position when the American liner Lusitania was sunk by the Germans, causing the death of 128 American citizens. America joined the war in 1918 above all because of the attacks of German submarines on American ships. The American economy grew quickly during the 1920s, when new industries were created, there was little competition from Europe and taxes were cut by the Republican government. However, the new wealth did not include large areas of the country, such as the lake towns, the farms in the Midwest and the urban industrial districts. Nevertheless, the prosperity enjoyed by most of the nation brought a feeling of euphoria and experimentation not only in music, with the birth of jazz, but also in dance and fashion. For these reasons this period is known as the 'Bleak Twenties'.
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Red Scare
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The expression 'Red Scare' indicates the fear of Socialism in the Thirties.
B: Reactionary attitudes caused the imprisonment and persecution of radical political activists.
C: In the Twenties there were executions of people generally considered guilty in the public opinion.
D: The case of the execution of the Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti caused a sensation in America.
E: Typical of the period was the restriction of immigration and the segregation of minorities into city slums.
F: The government's adoption of an 'open door' policy led to a feeling of xenophobia and racial persecution.
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Prohibition
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The so-called 'Prohibition'
A: was linked to a revival of puritanical attitudes.
B: was introduced through the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
C: was in favour of the manufacture and sale of alcohol.
D: was a drastic step taken to fight alcoholism among rich people.
E: encouraged the illegal traffic of 'bootleggers'.
F: reduced the phenomenon of gangsterism.
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The Wall Street Crash
Complete the text with the correct information.

When the American stock market collapsed in ________, panic spread among all the people. On 24th October, which later became known as Black ________, Wall Street crashed, pushing the country into a period of depression. The following global economic crisis, the ________ Depression, brought the prosperous Twenties to an end. The crisis ruined not only businessmen, but also millions of common people who had invested their savings in shares. Unemployment affected almost ________ million people, including factory workers and bank employees. Men and women queued in 'breadlines' to receive ________ rations of food.
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The Great Depression
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The Great Plains region was ruined by ________.
2. The dust clouds created by the wind killed the ________ and destroyed pasture lands.
3. The Dust Bowl forced many farmers to migrate to ________.
4. When Roosevelt became President in 1932, he promoted a 'New Deal' of reforms with the slogan 'relief, ________, reform'.
5. Billions of dollars were spent on relief for the unemployed, public works, the conservation of natural resources and ________ rehabilitation.
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WWII and the atomic bomb
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The Second World War gave a new impetus to American factories.
B: The United States joined the war only in 1944.
C: America spent two thousand million dollars on the Manhattan Project, a research programme to build the first skyscrapers.
D: The Italian physicist Enrico Fermi was involved in the production of the atomic bomb.
E: The most important nuclear assembly plant was built in Washington D.C.
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