The politics and culture of the 1950s were positively affected due to the innovation of the television. It irreversibly changed how the American people lived their day-to-day lives through televised entertainment, commercials, and political events and news. Although television was not new, beginning as early as the 1920s, it wasn’t until the 1950s that it truly took off and the industry boomed quickly becoming a national pastime. Television provided families, friends, and young people with new sources of entertainment such as college and professional sports and game shows that were being broadcasted across America. A water administrator in Toledo, Ohio reported that water use sometimes surged because of people using their toilets while on commercial breaks.
1 - Consumerism developed in America during the early twentieth century in large part due to the boom in industry created by Europe 's inability to create goods after World War I. Combined this with American inventions such as Henry Ford’s assembly line and Americans had money to spend (Schultz, 2013). With the advent of an electrical distribution system, Americans had electricity in their homes for the first time, which led to the desire for all types of electrical appliances to make life easier. All these new products meant that companies had to get the word out about their products which ignited the advertising industry, which led to even more consumerism. Mix into this recipe, the growing credit industry, and you had consumerism like
With the bomber planes as well, this produced jobs for pilots to be able to fly bombs from country to country if needed in time of war. This helped families across the nation get a little more money in their pocket if they were running into problems and it increased the U.S. national economy because of it and gave them the upper hand over the Soviets. The Cold War, in my opinion, benefitted the United States the most economically. Though the cost for producing nukes and nuclear power plants was expensive, the cash flow the U.S. had from all of the factories, and it brought the U.S. together to help with the war effort and to help their allies in Europe who were neighbors with the
Originally, the public supported prohibition during the Great War because Americans wanted to support our troops abroad. During the “roaring twenties”, the American public experienced a mass economic boom that resulted in a social change in the newest generations mindset. The 20s also brought sensationalism
Since the telegraph was extremely reliable and easy to set up, military officials who were not on the front lines were able to communicate tactics and strategies to those who were. Along with communication on the front lines, the telegraph had a major influence on the relationships between countries. When Germany tried to send Mexico a telegram about a potential war with the U.S, the United States intercepted the message and reacted by joining World War I. By this point, the telegraph’s influence had reached an international level and was even being used for top secret communication between countries at war. The invention of the telegraph was start of the “telecommunications revolution” ("History of the U.S. Telegraph Industry."
The movie, Bicycle Thieves, shows the heavy impact neorealism had on not only Italian cinema, but also international cinema as well. Film dates back all the way to the 1880’s where the first cameras were being produced. It was an exciting time for the whole world with this new technology. Over the years, while the cameras continued to improve, film did as well. The first film came out around 1905 and it turned out to be a huge hit.
In the 1920’s, movies became an important American pastime that evolved because of new technology, the end of World War I, and the economic boom of the 1920’s. Movies became a common American pastime; they evolved from silent movies to talkies, movies with a synchronized soundtrack. Movies played a huge part of the 1920’s by influencing culture and society because of how accessible and entertaining they were, and changed morals and expectations of media. Before the 1920’s, movies were in its infancy stages. The ideas of movies were first thought of by Athanasius Kircher in the 16th century.
The dashes are represented by long marks. They are represented by their frequency. For example, letters such as A and E got simple codes because they were frequently used, however letters such as Q and Z had more complicated codes because they were not frequently used. Like nearly every invention, the telegraph had its pros and cons. Morse and Vail initially received funding from the government.
What these pseudo robber barons accomplished went far beyond lining their pockets. Not only were they able to create a national league that would eventually go on to become the multibillion dollar enterprise that is the MLB, they were able to capitalize on the weakly regulated pay scale and reap the benefits of those looking to invest in the team by any means. This bureaucratic level of control and regulation within the league is why sponsors like Gatorade dominate the dugout and Rawling dominates the brand of baseball used. Yet the monopoly of the MLB is still adored across America, as fans of all walks of life continue to attend games and support the bureaucratic foundation it was built
Ever since the late 1900s, advance on TV, satellites, communication network among global football clubs, and the transfer market led to a boom of transfer of foreign football players to the English Premier League. From the fact that 69% of the player playing in the English Premier League are non-British football players, it is easy to see ho global English football has become. This is globalization of football, which is the main topic of this paper. Based on McGovern’s definition, globalization in football is players from all around the world forming a team of unity. (25) Although players are come from regions of different cultures and ethnicities, as long as they come to England and play football as a team.
Once World War I came to a resolution, the United States began to industrialize. The Americans had discovered new technology and started a new era. The people of the middle class were amazed by the new advancements that were being created. We had advanced in transportation, communication, and manufacturing. Leisure time in the 1920’s also included going to the beach, sporting events, and Coney Island.
The Roaring Twenties During the 1920s, Americans were introduced to many new products including ready-made exact size clothing, electric phonographs, electric vacuum cleaners, and radios (The Consumer Economy and Mass Entertainment). As soldiers returned from WWI, they brought new ideas, began to challenge society’s traditions and pushed for women’s independence. The soldiers had seen a new and different world in Europe and wanted to bring those traditions to America (Jarmul). The large sacrifices of the wartime era were no longer a part of everyday life (“The Decade That Roared”). The 1920s were a time of great change in America, especially with the introduction of new products like the automobile and new appliances, along with medical breakthroughs such as the discovery of insulin.
Following the time of a growing nation was the New England Renaissance. During this 15 year time period, our country burst into creativity. The Golden Age, or Sunlight era was a time for not only literature, but for growth in cities, industry, technology, and the westward movement. People were free to travel more because of the invention of railroads, and they were able to communicate faster because of the invention of the telegraph. This time also came with struggles such as; child labor, slavery and still very low human rights for minorities.