This machine was soon replaced because modernization in technology which “offered real benefits to workers” when before, machines were “relatively slow, unsafe, and physically demanding” (131). In other words, automation restructured American economy after World War II and served to be the main tool for manufacturing operations in which was followed by many other industries for fifteen years. Overall, the development of automation was a huge success in increasing the economy and productivity in helping the American city become what it is
1920s Advertising During the 1920s, advertisement started to increase and expand. Many ideas and tactics were used to lure the attention of the consumers. After World War I, America started to grow with a stable and growing economy. This flourishment made many American's live out the 1920s in prosperity. This caused America to flourish with new inventions, for example the automobile, household machinery, television, etc.
How did railroads impact America after the Civil War? Throughout history, transportation has helped move people and materials around in civilizations. Transportation has enabled the growth of cities and has further increased the development of complex societies. A method of transportation widely used is the system of railroads; before cars and airplanes became popular, trains dominated passenger and freight services due to their simplicity and business versatility. Railroads became more widespread in the United States after economic damages caused by the Civil War.
New Consumer Lifestyle The rise of the economy America in the 1920s resulted to American Consumerism. This is because it was in era that a lot of discoveries are found and inventions are made which led to the thriving businesses in the United States (Business and Economy, 2012). This period is also known as the Roaring Twenties. Because of the many discoveries and inventions, there has been a massive use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures and electricity which contributed to the increased demand of the consumer. This later on resulted to deliberate changes in lifestyle and culture in the U.S.
The automobile made factory workers have to work harder to meet the expectations of their boss because the automobile could ship out goods made from the factory more quickly. Telephones allowed midwestern farmers, middle-class urban residents, and factory workers to communicate more easily with others. The lightbulb allowed these three groups to have safer ways to light their
During the nineteenth century, Manchester,England was leading in textile manufacturing due to the cotton mill and it being the first industrialized city. The industrial growth increased the population to over 300,000 by a span of 100 years, this new increase was due to working class and immigrants. In document 1, there is a vast growth in the city of Manchester over the span of 100 years. Manchester was given representation in Parliament and the middle-class men received the vote. While the growth of industry was needed in Manchester for better development of modern society, it came with many issues.
The industrial revolution was the beginning of America 's first step in her constant race of exploration. The success that transportation brought to America provided new political advances and opportunities. Transportation allowed nationwide unity to become an idea as Americans realized that their fellow northern or southern citizen suddenly wasn 't so far away. Goods became more accessible and distribution of these demanded goods was made easier. Classes of people began to emerge making America more competitive and profitable.
The Teams began to build stadiums which helped the sports industry tremendously. “The 19th century had admired its sporting heroes, but the mass media extended their reach, transforming local idols into national celebrities. Many cities built huge football stadiums and baseball parks. The number of Americans attending sports games doubled during the decade.” The sports industry impacted the 1920’s and clearly helped bring in fans and income towards the industry. The sports industry then led the newspaper industry to increase in production as well.“Ruth’s exploits filled newspapers and airwaves but failed to exhaust the appetite of American consumers for sports heroes and heroines.” The increase in production in the sports industry sparked baseball player Babe Ruth’s career which was the biggest sports headline during the 1920’s for newspapers which helped that industry as well.
The effects of immigration’s role in the rise of Big Business are not just limited to the new technology and ideas from Europe, but also the increased belief in the middle class and urbanization. They entered America legally through Ellis Island in New York or Angel Island in San Francisco, yet others entered illegally and found a way to remain hidden from the law. Before the elevation of Big Business in America, Europe had been industrializing throughout the entirety of the 1800s; therefore, after this rapid urbanization the immigrants supplied new technology, ideas, and more support for better factory conditions. Clearly, the growth of the number of immigrants in America created a demand for similar advancements in
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