The 1920’a was a time on innovation, and invention, it brought communication and better technological advances that would change and impact history. With these changes came with simpler or more luxurious lives. The roaring 20’s brought attention to inventions that would make life more enjoyable and less time consuming. These inventions shaped America into what it is today.
Due to Charles Lindbergh’s accomplishments during the 1920s, such as traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. He brought hope and courage to people throughout the United States, he well deserves the title as the “Person of the Decade”. Lindbergh was one of the first heroes that Americans believed in because he demonstrated a key factor during the 1920s which were change. World War I had recently ended which meant things could go back to normal. He also influenced the idea of modernity by flying by himself multiple times to places people wouldn’t ever dare to travel.
In the 19th century, there were many advances in terms of communication. For example, there was the telegraph and signal lamps. People were able to communicate in a way like no other. Nearly everyone used this as a resource including, the government, the common man, farmers, etc.
The world would not be the same without the major breakthroughs, such as the printing press, the mechanical clock, programmable computer, automobile, and camera. Most people have been surrounded by inventions their entire lives. They have enhanced, improved, and made everyday and complicated tasks more efficient. Even though they have become a part of their lives, many people have not been informed about who designed it or when the invention was created. Two names that come to mind when thinking of inventors are Edison and Wright.
The 1920s was a time of development for America as a whole; the Progressive Era was in full swing due to the rapid American Industrialization and the change in traditional thought processes. Progressive reformers at this point in history were working towards familiarizing the nation with new beliefs, contrary to those of traditional ways of life. The newfound concept of progressivism was perpetuated due to the increase of media throughout the country - it was stated that, “The 1920s was a decade of change, when many Americans owned cars, radios, and telephones for the first time,” (“1920s: A Decade of Change”). The sources of media were expanding, thus the reach of media and news was able to spread nationwide - people from all over the country
Aircraft Performance Through the chaos and mayhem of World War 2, the aviation industry made significant advancements in its technology. After the war ended, this technology stretched and expanded to the farthest reaches of the world. Frank Whittle of England and Hans von Ohain of Germany both created the world of aviation that we live in today. Both men did it without the knowledge of each other throughout the 1930s and 1940s.
George Stephenson created the first steam train railroad way in the world. The four engines of the steam train were known as the Locomotion. The train traveled from Darlington to Stockton, two English towns. It carried between 400 and 600 people who wanted to see this invention work. The train traveled at a very fast speed of 15 miles per hour.
His first words on this “Liquid Transmitter” or “Electrical Speech Machine” that he later called a “Telephone” were: “Mr. Watson, Come here I want you.” Alexander Graham Bell worked with Thomas Watson, a mechanic and model maker, on the telephone together. His invention was a result of his research into telegraphy and his understanding of the human voice. Alexander received his first patent for his telephone on April 6th, 1875.
The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society.” People from coast to coast bought the same goods, listened to the same music, did the same dances and even used the same slang. Many Americans were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy “mass culture”; in fact, for many people in the United States, the 1920s brought more conflict than celebration.
In the United States as of 2015, there were 263,610,219 registered motor vehicles on the road. This is a drastic change compared to the number of cars just a century ago. The idea of the automobile dates back to the late seventeenth century when a small steam powered vehicle was invented for the Chinese Emperor. The actual practical automobile, however, dates back to the late nineteenth century in Germany with Karl Benz’s Motorwagen. Widespread use of the automobile in the United States began in 1908 when Henry Ford began mass producing his Model T.