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.
The world is constantly changing. In the last 50 years it has changed in a whirlwind. With technological advancements that were made available to the working class family society became more connected than they’d ever been before. In the early 1900’s telephones and telegraphs became popular and in the decade’s following came landlines and cellphones. Where there had previously been newspapers and radios available for the flow of news, computers and televisions replaced them.
Looking back in time at advertisements and television shows in the era of the 1950’s and 60’s will open our eyes at how the world has changed in the past sixty-five years. The value of the way society sees certain demographics of people to the outlandish lifestyles expected among Americans of the time. The world has changed so much just in my life span when that time frame is doubled it is incredible to think just how different of a world we live in today. From big companies such as Coca-Cola to main stream cable television shows on AMC depicts a picture of segregation and ideology of Americans during this
Nicholas Waldron The Changes and Motives of the Roaring Twenties HIST 151-005 History Since 1876 “I pledge on my honor that I have not received or given any unauthorized assistance on this writing assignment.” The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on 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.” People from coast to coast bought the same goods (thanks to nationwide advertising and the spread of chain stores), listened to the same music, did the same dances and even used the same slang! Many
Rifat Hossain Midterm Paper INF 140 The technology was primitive in 1963, but the idea was born of broadcasting live from the scene, having an anchor for the coverage and letting the images do the talking when possible. Some of the tasks were daunting, such as moving studio TV cameras that weighed hundreds of pounds into places such as Dallas police headquarters and stringing heavy cables up a wall and through the police chief 's office. By the time the White House confirmed Kennedy 's death, 45.4 percent of U.S. homes with a television had their sets in use, according to ratings agency Nielsen. On November 22, 1963, just 10 minutes after President Kennedy was shot, CBS broadcast the first nationwide TV news bulletin on the shooting.
(MORE INFO HERE) Since the creation of television in 1927, its popularity had grown tremendously. In 1939, Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to speak on public television. In a powerful call to action, President Roosevelt changed the office of the presidency forever. He created
Since the establishment of the early political system in the world, people have utilized communication networks and technologies to distribute government, military campaigns, and trade (Thussu, 2010). The role of international communication became much more prevalent with the discovery of technologies such as telegraph and radio. Although technology has the potential to democratize information, the resources to spread messages have been mostly owned by dominant governments and corporations. Thus, inequalities are inevitable. For example, inequalities have existed between developed and countries in the distribution of the radio-frequency spectrum and the traffic of television programs (Thussu, 2010).
Though our forefathers had the intention of the legislative branch to be the most important; it would appear, due to the introduction of mass media, that the president is the most important branch of government. However, the legislative branch was functioning before the first president was even elected. Platez shows the huge role the legislative branch initially served, “The Continental Congress took the king’s power to handle war, peace, send and receive ambassadors, enter into treaties or alliances, and to coin money.” (Platez, Owen, and Cook, 2012.) Though the legislative branch still holds a huge amount of power, the mass media seem to focus a lot more on the executive branch. A popular hypothesis of why the media outlets choose to focus on the president over the legislative and judicial branch is because it is easier to blame a single person rather than a group of people.
Many families came to America is search of a better life and looking for a better future for themselves and their children. In 20th century, a million new immigrants arrived to America . Families have brought in their own culture and their own believes, influencing the lives of the ordinary Americans in Chicago. Partly because of urban-to rural migration and immigration, in 1920, for the first time in the American history, the vast majority of the people lived in cities of more than 2,2500 citizens. The population of major cities was growing with an increasing ease.