the invention of the radio introduced the people to different lifestyles and their way of living. “The movies taught people how to dress, talk and appear sexy.”Society clearly took an impact during the 1920’s and were influenced on how they talked and acted which changed society. The invention of television also helped the sports industry. The number of fans doubled along with the money brought in from entertainment. The Teams began to build stadiums which helped the sports industry tremendously.
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.
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.
There also was an increase in money spent on leisure activities, and there were new styles of music and dance within films and during everyday life. From 1920-1929 weekly movie attendance increased by over forty million people (Sagert xiv). The increase in movie attendance was directly correlated with the invention of sound for films. The transition to sound-on-film technology occurred mid-decade with the talkies developed in 1926-1927. Throughout most of the decade, silent films were the predominant product of the film industry.
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
Overall, during the transportation revolution, construction of turnpikes, roads, canals, and railroads led to the market economy expansion, an increased population in America and alternations of the physical landscape of America. As American factories and farms started to produce more goods businessmen and legislators began to create a faster and cheaper way to get goods distributed to consumers. Around 1820, Americans began to build canals and steamboats, railroad, and extend roads linking the Atlantic Coast with new states in the Trans Appalachian west. Canals and Steamboats shrunk the distance of carrying goods from one place to another and could haul the most cargo for transportation. A well-known waterway called the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic Ocean and cost 7 million dollars.
Prohibition: (1920-1933) The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society”. Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production which took effect in January 1920. Importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920-1933.
From 1800 to 1850, America experienced a lot of geography, population, and capita growth. For one, the geographic size not only doubled, but triple because of the introduction of 4 million slaves and 2 million immigrants. Additionally, in the thirty-one of the states, fifteen of which were acquired in the last 50 years, the capita per home had doubled. The eastern United States was growing in number, and to accommodate new life, people began to move west. Accompanied by the technological innovations of the day people were now able to experience much more when they were outside of their small towns.
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
To have the ability to communicate in more than one language is like having a world passport. Employment opportunities for bilinguals are increasing every day. The 2006 census for the USA shows that 20% of the population speaks a language other than English. When you add in the millions of visitors to the USA, the international businesses that operate there, and you can see that there is a big demand for employees who speak another language in addition to English (Balderrama, 2008). “Globalization and improvements in communication technology also provide opportunities for the multilingual worker.
Americans were giddy and carefree after the war ended (Gitlin). Industries grew and more jobs were available. More families had a bigger income so they could afford things they couldn 't in the past. This newfound wealth among the U.S was a change for many people across the country. Research and time were put into finding new inventions and ways to make life better.
We will also reflect on television’s ability and process of becoming a global medium, the economic, social, political, and cultural impacts from its invention, and television’s limitations. For the first time ever in the 1920’s, more people in the United States were living in cities rather than on farms. This decade was appropriately titled the “Roaring 20’s” because of the major economic, political and social changes that took place. Between 1920 and 1929, the wealth of American citizens increased
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.
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 ‘20’s were a time of change and prosperity for the people of America. Now that World War I was over, people had a reason to celebrate! Cities grew larger, consumer culture expanded, and there was a “revolution” in morals and manners. This represented great liberation from the oppression of the Victorian past. The United States was certainly changing in many ways.