How Technological Innovations Changed From 1865 To 1920's

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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. The groups of people that were most changed by these new innovations were factory workers, middle-class urban residents, and midwestern farmers. There were many effects that these creations had on these groups of people. These innovations allowed travelling and the transporting of goods to be easily accomplished, made communication between others simpler and more efficient, and allowed for better and safer ways of lighting to be established. Automobiles allowed for travelling and the transporting of goods to be easily accomplished. The creation of the automobile was extremely beneficial for midwestern farmers, middle-class urban residents, and factory workers. “Technological advancements led to economies of scale; these favored wealthier…show more content…
The three innovations discussed were the automobile, the telephone, and the lightbulb. These innovations allowed travelling and the transporting of goods to be very easily accomplished, made communication between other people simpler and more efficient, and allowed for better and safer ways of lighting to be established. The automobile affected midwestern farmers by allowing midwestern farmers to be able to transport their goods to other cities or to new markets. It affected middle-class urban residents by allowing them to travel to other places more often. 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
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