American industry could stimulate the mass consumption with proper advertising. The power of advertising also contributed to marshal public support during World War I. When peace came, ad agencies used newspapers, mass circulation magazines, and radio to effect consumption patterns. Advertising allowed people to delude difference between desire and necessity by manipulating facts with love, youth, or elegance. Purchasing products by credit, not money was also a powerful marketing tool, which led Americans' savings rate to drop in the 1920s, and allowed personal debt to
The assembly line was “the engine of American prosperity” of the 20th century, and even of today. It represented the values of the common American; acceleration, innovation, and efficiency. It ushered in a new age of mass production and consumerism, more goods were readily available to purchase, and people had more disposable income to purchase these goods. While the assembly line improved the American society as a whole, it also greatly affected the lives of those who worked on it, both for the positive and negative. While the assembly line did bring about higher wages, less hours, and unionized benefits for workers, its consequences greatly outweighed the benefits.
“A writer is a world trapped in a person”. This famous line given by Victor Hugo could apply to many lives throughout history, but none more than his own. Through his dozens of literary works and countless poems, Victor Hugo has created worlds that have changed his world and the political landscape around him. His works are the foundation of Broadway Musicals, hit movies, and even serve as the inspiration for writers such as Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Albert Camus, according to Megan Behrent, an English literature graduate and writer for the ISR. Victor Hugo was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet, and his works, still popular today, are known around the world.
This time called for the elimination of monopolies, and by doing so, competition increases and the power of the business elite decreases. With a rising middle class living in fear of the controlling and powerful business elite and political machines, the government needed to intervene. Therefore, in the late 1890’s the government passed the Sherman Antitrust Act which banned industrial monopolies that limited competition. The law sought to increase competition of the sale of items and goods, thereby helping the middle and lower classes earn money without fear of dominance of the wealthy elite and trusts. However, the act had little effect because the wording was so vague.
In 1812, the cotton industry outplaced wool and in 1830, 50% of England’s exports were cotton. Because they became familiar with the new technology, shipping and transportation were more accessible and this made it easier for England to colonize. The value of America’s cotton plummeted and they eventually destroyed India’s cotton handicraft industry through diminishing profit. In 1770, Britain convinced Parliament to ban the importation of Indian cotton via the English East India Company because they suspected that India was the cause of their falling profits. This ban raised the demand for English cotton, destroyed competition of Indian textiles, and eventually flooded Indian and American markets with British goods.
“The “nice” women began to smoke and drink in public, and to show their new-found freedom in dress as well as social habits. The shortage of men created by the war brought a demand for more alluring clothes, which found expression in the short skirt and the adoption of trousers by women for both formal and sportswear” (Presley 317). The image of women in the 1920s is young and bold- their fashion was risque and the lifestyle was extravagant. They enjoyed their freedom as strong individuals, they rebelled against tradition. Going against gender norms is an example of this, “The 1920s fashions allowed women to experiment with the appearance of gender... By the 1920s, the word "flapper" came to signify a young woman with a "boyish figure."
Comparing life in America between the 19th century and the 1920s entails not only the observation of changes in lifestyle, social concepts and structures, but also in the way that mundane life is affected and changed. This means that the domestic and social life of both men and women, old and young, have shown relative changes that comes from the way that social and industrial changes have happened in the American society. From this perspective, the way that the way people lived, the way they used new inventions for the convenience of their lifestyles, and the different forms of jobs that they have taken under the two different eras can provide deeper insight and broader information about the way that time and the different generations differ,
The effects of feminism on the modern society today can be linked deeply into history, where women fought for equality against men. Feminism is a movement which intends to persuade people on improving gender equality and strengthening women's status in society. A recent example of this movement will be Emma Watson's speech to the United Nations in 2014 These movements transformed the lives of many individual women and exerted a profound effect upon our present society throughout the twentieth century. The effects can be seen in the present where discrimination against women was reduced in workplaces and there are women who even more earn more than men. Feminism had brought about more positive changes in our society today than negative changes.
The Great Gatsby What do you know about “being in the shoes” of women in the 1920s ? The 19th amendment gained women the right to vote. With more freedom came fashion/style with flappers, skirts, hats, hairstyles and many more styles or fashion that started a movement. Following the roles of women after the war the result were sexually liberated. In the 1920s women succeeded well but not without some struggles.
Indian societies gave priorities to the worth of male experiences. In those days, women used to write about a woman 's perception and experiences within the enclosed domestic arena. On the other hand, male authors used to deal with heavy themes. Thus, it was assumed that their work would get more priority and acceptance in the society. In the 19th century, more and more women actively participated in India 's reformist movement against the British rule.