What were some important inventions of the 1920-1940s and how did they affect the people of the era? Maddy Hilkemeier English III H 9 Oct. 2015 Period 2 “Hundreds of items were invented in the 20th century, changing the way the world operated. Many of these inventions seem benign now, while others served as precursors to advanced models” (Richard). The book To Kill a Mockingbird was written in the mid-1930s and it was during this era that many useful items were invented. During this time there was a rapid increase of innovations that ranged anywhere from the game of monopoly to a wooden bathing suit, or something more efficient such as LDS medicine. What were some important inventions of the 1920-1940s and how did they …show more content…
The Iron Lung would be one of the most important inventions of the era. John Haven "Jack" Emerson, an inventor of medical devices created a device in the 1920s called the Iron Lung. This machine helped humans breathe when diagnosed with polio. During this time, the poliomyelitis virus was a very common virus that affected many children and few adults. The Iron Lung was a machine that allowed humans to lay inside it while aiding them with breathing. Anna Dhody has a Masters in Forensic Science, Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, and Forensic Anthropology, Intensive Short Course. “When a person contracts the poliomyelitis virus, the resulting infection can cause motor paralysis and disrupt the normally involuntary act of breathing. Machines such as Emerson’s create a microenvironment that mimics the pressurization (and de-pressurization) that normally occurs in a healthy body” (Dhody). The virus affected many people and the machine was a very helpful tool to help with breathing. The …show more content…
Thousands of people drive and walk on the bridge over the bay in San Francisco every day. On May 27th 1937 the bridge opened for pedestrian traffic and the next day opened for vehicular traffic. Many people helped with the creating of the bridge and not all of them were engineers. Ben Loeterman is an award winning film maker, director and producer. “Former farmers, clerks, and taxicab drivers became high steel men” (Loeterman). The people who worked on the bridge building needed all the help they could get, after all this was a 1 mile wide, 3 mile long bridge that needed to be built on top of water. Building the bridge was extremely dangerous, unfortunately, eleven people lost their lives in the process. According to the Golden Gate Bridge official website, “Eleven men. Until February 17, 1937, there had been only one fatality, setting a new all-time record in a field where one man killed for every million dollars spent had been the norm. On February 17, ten more men lost their lives when a section of scaffold carrying twelve men fell through the safety net” (GGB). It was a terrifying job to have because the workers would be up high, and above water. Joseph Strauss was the main inventor/designer of the Golden Gate Bridge. He created 400 some bridges across the US and was well known. Ben Loeterman won national Emmy awards for achievement in directing and investigative
In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the bridge is a structure that connects the town and Antonio’s home, this symbolizes a connection between the two worlds of danger and safety. The bridge is described as a connection or link to the town and Anaya shows this when he writes, “I took confidence from its song, and wiping my tears from my eyes I raced towards the bridge, the link to the town” (Anaya 59). This quote shows us how the bridge is the structure connecting his home to the town. The town is an unfamiliar place for Antonio, the difference in the town is dangerous for Antonio and the familiarness of his home gives safety. The bridge is not just a literal bridge, but a passageway between to the worlds of safety and danger.
An inventor who saved millions of lives, on streets and even in World War 1. Garrett Augustus Morgan, “The son of former slaves,” John and Elizabeth Morgan. The inventor of the gas mask and traffic signal and even the sewing needle. I choose Garrett. Augustus.
What is the true purpose of a bridge? To some, it may seem ordinary; an everyday piece of architecture that’s only true goal is to allow people to cross over bodies of water. However, for Clay Dunbar, a bridge means much more than the surface-level definition. In Markus Zusak’s 2018 novel, Bridge of Clay, the protagonist, Clay Dunbar, sets off on an emotionally heavy journey to build a bridge alongside his father. After the death of his mother, and his father abandoning him and his five brothers to live on their own, there is much left that is broken to be repaired.
With 125,860 tons of cargo and 74,179 passengers, it was hard to undermine the effect the bridge had on commerce. After all witnesses were called, the lawyers were to give their closing arguments on Monday September 21. Wead stated by assuring the court that his clients only wanted to regain their money from the damages. After Knox’s statement, Lincoln stated to talk. He captivated the jury by showing his excellent memory and understanding of difficult subjects.
In the United States’ history during the 1930’s and 1940’s, the federal government worked hard to respond and find solutions for the citizens amid the Great Depression that had risen. That period caused mass unemployment, many struggled financially, and many worried if they would even have enough food to provide for themselves and their families for just the next meal. These federal responses to aid during these hard times changed the role of the government and left a legacy that still influences us today. Most notably of these changes by the government are the impact of growth, power, and the welfare system. The growth of the government during this time was quite exceptional.
Inventions in the 1920’s was used both inside and outside the home for a variety of reasons they were used to improve the daily lives of people everywhere.
Thousands of people utilize bridges on their everyday commute. Bridges are made to uphold a magnanimous amount of force that is put upon them. However, not many people notice the types of bridges that they are using. The most famous bridges in the United States are the suspension bridges, and that is the kind of bridge the Golden Gate Bridge is.(10 Most Famous Bridges
Automobiles. Telephones. Lightbulbs. These were some of the major technological innovations created during 1865 to 1920. These creations impacted many Americans, even to this day.
In 1877, Edison created a machine using two needles. One was for recording, the other for playback. Edison spoke into the mouthpiece, the sound vibrations of his voice indenting onto the cylinder by the
Working bridge construction after my Sophomore year of high school was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I applied thinking that my pay would would be better than at McDonalds and that I would drive a fork-lift all summer. Ohh, how I was wrong. I remember the first day, following Ron, my manager, I stepped from the cool workshop into the blazing heat. To my dismay, he walked to a mountain of sand and said, "Here is your shovel, there are the bags, and over here are the palletts.
In my mind one of the biggest events in the 1820's was the invention of the typewriter. It was invented in 1828 by an Italian inventor Pellegrino Turri. Actually the idea of the typewriter goes all of the way back to 1714 when Englishman Henry Mill drew out the original diagrams of the typewriter. Of course, there was very many altars or changes to the original invention. Alfred Ely Beach was considered the father of the typewriter but Pellegrino Turri still made the original working typewriter that went to the market.