1920's Advances In Technology

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The Roaring Twenties were full of dramatic, social, political, and economic changes ("The Roaring Twenties,1). Post World War I, the era marked the beginning of modern times with new and worthy developments. More and more people were abetted to live in the cities, most people had jobs, therefore money to spend, and they spend it by “having a good time” (McNeese,88). While the society got rid of their miseries; sciences, arts, and businesses renewed themselves by evolving. This research paper briefly gives examples from advances in technology, transportation, and entertainment while discussing their benefits to the United States. Initially, three major advances in technology were made during the 1920s that benefited the United States: radios, …show more content…

Automobiles were affordable and were designed carefully. The majority of these cars were produced by the Ford Motor Company, led by Henry Ford, who designed a different model each year to satisfy the insatiable crowd. Many of the automotive innovations that we think of as being modern—like electric powered cars, four wheel drive, front wheel drive, hybrid fuel and electric cars—were introduced during the 1920s. The automobiles had various different colors in order to get the attention of people, especially woman, and through time, they evolved to become more comfortable to drive for men (Scott ,1). The automobiles were beneficial to the U.S because they expanded the area of habitat. Since transportation was easier and faster, people could live in the suburbs on the edge of towns. For example, queens outside New York doubled in size in the 1920s. By the end of the 1920s, more than 26 million cars were sold, and lots of new towns were created. Another advancement that is important is the development of trucks. In the beginning, trucks were old fashioned and had lots of flaws. However, Volvo developed its own truck, named “Series 1”, which was fairly expensive. Series 1 was increased in weight, payload, and had a decent performance, which created an unexpected success in a short amount of time ("Back in the Roaring ‘20s”,1). At 1929, there were 3.5 million trucks in the newly builded roads of the United States. The trucks were beneficial to the United States because they gave rise to a new industry. New transportation companies were build, usually transporting solid goods, like various kinds of metals. Unemployment levels decreased, and trade gained speed with the help of the truck industry("Back in the Roaring ‘20s,2). The last important advancement in transportation that benefitted the United States was the development

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