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The Roaring 20's - Technology and Transportation

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Winston Van

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of The Roaring 20's - Technology and Transportation

Most popular automobile emerged. 1930 Transportation The Roaring 20's 1920 1925 The 1920's were the years of economic growth and decline; the time of development. A big development upon the society was the evolution of transportation during the 1920's. Technological advancements in transportation during the 1920's made what transportation is today and led to today's transportation such as cars, buses, airplanes, and trains. Over 8 million Americans owned cars at the start of 1920. Cars became a must have for $290. Henry Ford’s Model T (Tin Lizzy) ended with a total of 15 million sold by 1927. Improvements in cars in the 1920's:
4 wheel hydraulic breaks
shatter proof glass
balloon tires
mechanical windshield wipers and bumpers Ocean liners and cruises such as the Franconia II were launched The Importance of Automobiles Buses weren't appealing due to its longer travel time and delayed schedules

However, buses had advantages such as:
Reducing traffic on the road by carrying more people in one vehicle

Brought innovations to improve safety on the road

Buses later overtook trams (cable cars) in popularity Buses and Traffic Congestion Motor Cars Almost every family in the 20's owned a car due to its inexpensive price
Automobiles changed the society in many ways Buses Trains Airplanes The first airport terminal was launched at Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan 1920's Transportation Trams First four-way red-yellow-green traffic light. http://www.1920-30.com/aviation/ By 1921, 10 million Americans owned automobiles Trains In 1923, the CNR completed the Grand Trunk railway that stretched from Vancouver to Halifax
The main purpose of trains were traveling purposes as well as shipment of goods
Trains were dominant in mass transportation
Diesel engines replaced steam engines
Reliable brakes were put into effect Other facts:
Henry Ford's invention of the assembly line
in 1913 helped the making of cars much easier Employees were able to seek jobs far away from home and increase standards of living overall
The economy also prospered after more money was invested into the automobile industry and more highways were built
However, roads were not being paved fast enough and there were no transcontinental highways to travel across the country After the First World War, development of airplanes sped up

Was made possible to carry passengers and freight on planes

Made of wood panels but eventually developed into metal in the later 1920s

William Boeing founded the Boeing Airline Company which manufactured more efficient airplanes Introduction of Aviation Water Transportation Shipping companies flourished in the 1920's because it was the cheapest way to get from North America to Europe

Canals provided a cheap way of transporting bulky or heavy raw materials

The Bluenose was launched on March 26, 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia as a fishing and racing schooner Ocean Liners After WWI, Canada's most prominent shipping line lost 11 passenger ships
The reconstruction of 7 ocean liners began
The Franconia II was one of the first and most luxurious cruise ships to be built
Caused shipping companies to rely more on cruises instead of transporting cargo Water Transportation By the end of the decade, there was over
1 000 000 kilometers of paved road. Transportation in The Great Gatsby Zeppelins Cars and trains were used throughout "The Great Gatsby"

The garage owned by George Wilson implies that cars were very common in the 20's

Owl Eye's accident outside of Gatsby's house after the party foreshadows the accident with Myrtle

The falling action begins when Jay Gatsby's car killed Myrtle Were used for military purposes but later expanded for commercial uses
The Zeppelin Company constructed the Graf Zeppelin
Used to deliver mail during the Great Depression and prospered
After airplanes became more efficient, zeppelins became obsolete Zeppelins Introduction of air-cooled radial engines.
Made bigger and heavier planes fly faster
possible. Charles Lindbergh completes the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic By Andy & Winston Thanks for watching. By the end of the decade, there were over 1 000 000 kilometers of paved road in North America
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