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1920'S Automobiles

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1920's
Automobiles Gasoline --addition of lead solves
problem of clunking engine
--greater gas mileage
--more expensive to produce
gasoline with lead
--Americans spend 10% of
their annual salary on gasoline
--leaded gas scare of 1924
--gas begins to creates pollution
in big cities Car Accidents -- Cars were the fastest mode of
transportation, but very dangerous
because of:
1. No Anti-lock Brakes
2. No Crumble-zones
3. No Airbags
4. The emergence of flappers
5. Just about anybody could get
a driver's license
-- After all this mayhem and
destruction, traffic laws, lights,
and police officers were used
to regulate traffic and safety. Roads -- The Federal Government paid
for about 90% of road construction
between 1920-1930 (about 2 billion
dollars!)
-- The U.S. more than doubled it's
amount of roads and highways
between 1920-1929
-- But in the mean time, all of the
roads were dirt, and the cars had
to compensate for this with smaller,
thinner wheels, which took much
away from its braking effectiveness Pollution

Rise in production and factories led to an obvious increase in pollution. In the early 1920's, no government agency was established to monitor and help prevent pollution - nothing before in history had produced a need for such an organization In 1921, factories began treating oceans and harbors as oil dumping yards. The tonnage of tankers carrying oil on the East Coast grew by 850 percent between 1914 and 1922. Also, methods of balancing cargoes and recovering spills simply had not caught up with the new technology. Extracting iron ore, bauxite, petroleum, copper, lead, and a variety of other raw materials to process steel, aluminum, plastics, glass, rubber, and other products necessary to construct automobiles consumes limited resources, uses great amounts of energy, and has serious environmental repercussions. What contribution did Ford
make to the automobile industry? -Ford Motor Company was the first auto company to use the assembly line to mass-produce vehicles.
-They set the standard for producing vehicles and left a major impact on the automobile industry for years to come.
-Ford and the Model T became so successful that every car company following Ford struggled to compete and had to use the same techniques to keep up.
-Ford Motor Company was able to mass-produce the Model T cost efficiently. They were the first major car company in America and are credited with being the first company to use Eli Whitney's assembly line. INDUSTRY The first ever traffic light
installed in the U.S. was
in Cleveland, Ohio 1920's Automobiles project done by:
Emily L.
Alicia R.
Paul H.
Mark D.
Erik H. The automobile industries expansion helped provide
many jobs in many industries and also in the automobile industry itself.
As automobiles made traveling much more convenient many "on the road businesses had opened." Because the automobile industry was becoming so successful they wanted to try new ways to appeal to the potential buyers of a car. But as other industries saw this, they believed they could try the same thing to benefit themselves.
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