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
The 1950’s were good times in America. The boom in the economy from World War II continued into the 1950’s. Consumer spending soared, wages were above average, and new technologies created more desires. (Shultz, 2104). The leading excitement in the economy was purchasing an automobile; furthermore, all classes of society could afford purchasing an automobile.
This caused America to flourish with new inventions, for example the automobile, household machinery, television, etc. Even old inventions and ideas were improving, like the radio, movies, and the use of advertising. The radio, movies, driving, and buying the various new products became a part of the daily lives. These inventions created a sense of ease for daily lives in America in the 1920s. It made life, jobs, and experiences easier.
Our nations strong will and determined attitude paved the road of early industrialization in the early and mid 1800 's. The steamboat, transcontential railroad, and Erie Canal were early accomplishments in transportation that began to push our country towards bigger and better feats. In the 1800 's American economy boomed, American affairs became more successful, And Americans began to disperse all across North America. The political, economic, and social changes brought about by developments in transportation from 1820 to 1860 caused the nation to prosper and spring towards our country 's long desired belief in manifest destiny. The rise of transportation mechanisms ultimately increased the employment rates and caused land ownership to become more common.
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 Interstate Highway Act of 1956(National and Defense Highways Act) was one of the largest public efforts that had constructed 41,000 miles of the system over a 10 year period.It was a work that had greatly revolutionized the way the world progresses while also enriching the quality of life for almost every American citizen.This event was important enough to remain in the textbook because socially it made traveling more efficient while also allowing citizens to travel to many more places inexpensively,economically because goods were able to be transported more productively which ultimately allowed many companies to lower transportation/production costs and enhance productivity/profits,higher gas prices due to increased production of cars,and
The United States had appeared to be dominated by consensus and conformity in the 1950s. The fifties were the decade of reform to the better led by president Eisenhower. The economy was booming. Further, there was a rise in consumerism which resulted in a domino effect on the economy. On the other hand, issues arose during that time as well, such as the fear of communism.
The 1920’s was a prosperous time for America after World War I because after the war, the economy raised people’s hopes of being in the upper class. This was a great time for America to start advancing toward technology and people can rely on them to get the job done. With these events happening, Americans wanted more happy days to to continue in their daily life. Relatively in F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s story, The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway meets Jay Gatsby and he goes through the events related to the 1920’s. Also it focuses on the American Dream that people can have a opportunity
The 1950’s was the decade of change. Key events across the decade and the world include the beginning of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the first ever Organ Transplant and the introduction of Coloured TV. Also Political battles centred around communism and capitalism dominated the decade. In the 1950’s there was more leisure time due to an upgrade in household appliances which improved the likelihood of selling entertainment products such as radios and televisions. In Australia Radios were estimated to have 97% of Australians using and listening to them at home and in cars where they were newly installed into.
After World War I, the U.S. experienced tremendous economic and cultural growth. New masses of technology were invented, and the entertainment business rapidly started gaining popularity. Spotlights shined upon geniuses who brought lavish amounts of culture and found ways make the country better. It is very evident that many factors contributed to changing ways of daily life. During the 1920s, American culture and society has greatly expanded into what is known as “The Roaring Twenties”.
By 1930, two-thirds of homes had electricity and half had telephones. The increase in the availability of electricity lead to more and more households purchasing appliances like vacuums, refrigerators, and washing machines. Instead of lessening a woman’s workload, as one might expect, these appliances lead to increased workloads because society began to expect higher levels of cleanliness (Mintz and McNeil). With the invention of the radio, American society was changed even more. Newspapers, films, and radio stories allowed people across America to follow sporting events, trials, disasters, actors, and other subjects (Jarmul).
From 1945- 1960, America’s economy saw the emergence of large shopping areas with wide variety of food products which ultimately changed the way consuming took place in the country. Furthermore, Housing became easily accessible and affordable due to the low housing costs and the rise of middle class. Moreover, the government took the initiative of building new roads to link every major town in the country and to also open up places that were initially inaccessible. On top of it, the government built new schools that sought to increase the literacy levels of the citizens. Within this time frame, military spending almost tripled from $10billion/year to $98billion/year.
The 1920s was widely-known as the age of prosperity. With the economy booming, daily life was much easier and more enjoyable because of new technological advances and emerging forms of entertainment. The development of cars, both negatively and positively impacted America. The influx of automobile ownership was very demanding and became a part of everyday life. Henry Ford’s contribution to the auto industry revolutionized society and bettered the economy.
Due to a prospering economy throughout the roaring twenties, workers had increased leisure time to do as they pleased. With this extra time, many people found themselves getting drawn into the realm of sports. This resulted in an increase in sport media. Since the 1950s sport media has evolved tremendously into what it is today. During the 1950s, sport spectators relied heavily on two sources of sport media: newspapers and radios (Woods 2016, p. 90).
If you could travel back in time to anyplace and anytime you choose, where and when would it be? For me, it would be The United States of America, in the 1950s. Prosperity was at an all time high and the economy was booming. Between new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods being available to more people than ever before, is what made America in the 1950s my choice. From what I have learned about America in the 1950’s, it had always seemed so simple to me.