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Technology in the 1920's (The Roaring Twenties)

During the 1920's, three critical inventions played a critical role in American life and the American economy.
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Shannon Burton

on 28 April 2011

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Transcript of Technology in the 1920's (The Roaring Twenties)

Technology in the Roaring Twenties Authors: Arnav Sarma
Shannon Danielle
Franni Matthews
Nick Ferrell
Melvin Sutton
Vinnie Johnson The Automobile •Originally invented with a combustion engine by Henry Ford.
•Ford started the Ford Motors Company and mass produced Model-Ts in the 1920’s.
•Improved transportation
•Strengthened U.S economy in many ways.
•Led to the automobile industry
•Led to constructions of major highways.
•Boosted oil industry as more automobiles demanded more oil.
•Stimulated movie industry as more people drove to the movie theaters.
•Helped people travel longer distances.
•By end of 1920’s, there was one car per family in America.
•Job employment soared. Originally invented with a combustion engine by Henry Ford.
Ford started the Ford Motors Company and mass produced Model-Ts in the 1920’s.
Improved transportation
Strengthened U.S economy in many ways.
Led to the automobile industry
Led to constructions of major highways.
Boosted oil industry as more automobiles demanded more oil.
Stimulated movie industry as more people drove to the movie theaters.
Helped people travel longer distances.
By end of 1920’s, there was one car per family in America.
Job employment soared.
Technology in the
Roaring Twenties Arnav Sarma
Shannon Burton
Nick Ferrell
Vinnie Johnson
Francesca Matthews
Melvin Sutton The Automobile The Radio •Upgraded with vacuum tubes.
•Scientists were able to transmit and receive radio signals.
•Public Radio drove American public.
•First public radio station opened in Pittsburgh in 1922, instant success.
•Cheap way of conveying information and ideas.
•Broadcasted news, world affairs, concerts, sermons, and “Red Menace” (Communist-related news).
•Brought Americans together.
The Airplane •During WWI, planes were used for spying, and aerial combat; were retired because of poor handling.
•Became hit again in 1920’s when at carnivals, pilots would perform air stunts.
•U.S Government used airplanes to transport mail, improved timing of transport.
•Integrated into American business when industries used them to transport inventory, materials, goods, etc.
•Later became used commercially to transport people. Airplane companies formed.
•Very expensive, only upper class could afford it, later prices fell so upper middle class could afford it.
How these technological
advances influenced America? Made Americans very indulgent in luxuries.
Caused them to be very ignorant and lazy.
The ignorance and laziness of Americans led to their avarice for luxury. Led to the Great Depression.
Gave Americans a sense of happiness as these inventions served as means of social time.
Americans could travel anywhere they wanted over a shortened amount of time. Ex: Going to France by plane.
Led to those few Americans who accomplished certain feats. Ex: Charles Lindbergh who flew to France alone in about 33 hrs.
Wages soared. Thank you for your attention!!! Television Developed by John Baird (Scottish Engineer)
First image transmitted was a boy moving.
Displayed creation in London at Royal Institute in 1926.
Baird also created color television and stereoscopic television.
First American to transmit pictures of moving object was Charles Jenkins in 1927.
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