Technology: Henry Ford's Invention Of The Dust Bowl

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1930s Technology “The word ‘unemployment’ has become one of the most dreadful words in the language.” This was a quote by Henry Ford during the early 1930s. During this time, technology was advancing, but the economy was on a downfall. The 1930s was one of America’s early decades that changed culture and life forever. There was economic struggle, technological advancement, and an effect on the economy due to changing technology. The 1930s was a time of advancement in America, but it wasn’t necessarily a good time. One of the events of this time was the Dust Bowl. Throughout the mid-1930s, there was a drought in the Midwest, causing many farmers to lose their jobs, leave the Great Plains, and head west towards California (Gregory). Another devastating part of the 1930s was the Great Depression, which affected the whole nation. Many people were out of jobs, and some people, such as Henry Ford, believed that the best way to take care of this was through “self-help” (Dudley). Something not so upsetting about this time was the ratification of the…show more content…
One of the major inventions of this time was the Model B, produced by Ford in 1932. This was the first low-priced, V-8 engine car, which was 20yrs ahead of its time (“The Show Room”). The electric razor was also invented in the 1930s by a man named Jacob Schick. Schick came up with the idea while recuperating from a work injury and finding it hard to shave; he was inspired by the weaponry he saw while serving in World War I (“Jacob Schick Invents”). An invention that is still very much in use today was the invention of the beer can in 1935. There were several advantages to beer cans, such as: the labeling on cans allowing companies to advertise better, cans were lighter than a bottle, and cans were easier to be stacked (“Beer Can History”). These inventions had a great effect on the future of

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