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					          Thought Questions
   What is the greatest invention in
    history?



   What areas of life were affected by
    that invention?
The Roaring Twenties
      Chapter 20
           Focus Questions
   How did the automobile change
    America?

   What was the mood of the American
    culture during the 1920’s?
                   Automobiles

   Early forms

   Henry Ford
    • American carmaker
      who changed the
      production and impact
      of automobiles


   Model T (1909-1927)
    • Popular and affordable
                Henry Ford
   Mass Production
    • Rapid production of large numbers of
      identical products
   Assembly line
    • Arrangement of equipment and workers
      which work passes from operation to
      operation in direct line until the product
      is assembled.
   “The weekend”
            Effect of the Automobile
   List 3 areas affected by Henry Ford and
    the automobile.
    • p. 662-663
    • “Car parts” – steel, glass, rubber, etc.
    • Service industry
           Gas Stations, Hotels, Food
    •   Highways and road systems
    •   Advertising
    •   Insurance industry
    •   Vacation Industry
    •   Growth in suburban areas
    Economy - Change in buying
   Continued growth of American
    economy
    • Consumer revolution –
         New affordable goods available to the public


   Role of advertising
    • Products that you “need,” not that you
      need (Listerine?)
             Change in buying
   Credit buying
    • Buying without paying the full amount
         Down payment, monthly payments


   Stock buying
    • Investments in the stock market


   Risk/reward ignored
          Culture of the Twenties
   Role of technology
    • Free time
         More Americans with more time to
          themselves


    • Radio/Phonograph
         Faster spread of news and music culture
         “Mass Culture”
Culture of the Twenties
               The Movie Industry

               Affordable and popular
                entertainment

               1st “talkie” – 1927
                • The Jazz Singer


               Growth in popularity
                of movie stars
          Culture of the Twenties
           - American Heroes -
   Babe Ruth                  Charles Lindbergh
    • Baseball player and       • 1st non-stop solo
      American icon               transatlantic flight
                                • Spirit of St. Louis
Culture of the Twenties
               Flappers
                • “New woman”
                • Short dresses,
                  makeup, dancing,
                  held own political
                  views

               Symbol of the
                development of
                woman’s rights and
                freedom
        Culture of the Twenties
   Modernism
    • Break from “traditional” views and
      styles of thought

    • Seen in art, literature, views on religion

    • p. 685 – Modernism in art
    • p. 686 – Modernism in literature

				
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