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The Roaring 20s. Henry Ford Wanted to make cars more affordable Wanted to make cars more affordable Used Assembly Lines to make production more efficient.

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1 The Roaring 20s

2 Henry Ford

3 Wanted to make cars more affordable Wanted to make cars more affordable Used Assembly Lines to make production more efficient Used Assembly Lines to make production more efficient –Reduced time 12 hrs.-90min. Model T pricing Model T pricing –1908-$850 –1916-$350 –1927-$290 That would be $ in 2008 That would be $ in 2008

4 The Workday Ford reduced the workday from 9 to 8 hours Ford reduced the workday from 9 to 8 hours Doubled wages from $2.35 to $5 a day Doubled wages from $2.35 to $5 a day Gave Saturday and Sunday off Gave Saturday and Sunday off

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6 Changes Industry-steel, glass, rubber, asphalt, wood, gasoline, insurance, and road construction Industry-steel, glass, rubber, asphalt, wood, gasoline, insurance, and road construction Service-Gas stations, diners, motels Service-Gas stations, diners, motels Decline of public transportation Decline of public transportation Commuters/Suburbs Commuters/Suburbs Route 66-California to Illinois Route 66-California to Illinois

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8 The Economy Advertising took off Advertising took off Installment Buying Installment Buying Buying on Margin Buying on Margin Bull market Bull market Bear market Bear market By million Americans owned stocks By million Americans owned stocks

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11 Cities, Suburbs, Farms People moved to cities with ½ of the population settling there People moved to cities with ½ of the population settling there Suburbs booming while the inner city was suffering Suburbs booming while the inner city was suffering Farm wages plummeting Farm wages plummeting –Under $400 per person annually –A worker for Ford would make $1300

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15 Prohibition The Noble Experiment The Noble Experiment –The 18 th Amendment –Ratified January 16, 1919 –Forbade manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol Volstead Act Volstead Act –Legally defined intoxicating beverage –Prohibited sale of alcohol –Did little to enforce the law

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17 Social Response Crime Crime –Ordinary people broke the law –Organized crime Al Capone Al Capone The Rise of Speakeasies The Rise of Speakeasies The Flapper The Flapper

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19 Events to Know Scopes Monkey Trial Scopes Monkey Trial Rise of the KKK Rise of the KKK The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance Warren G. Harding dies in office Warren G. Harding dies in office Calvin Coolidge becomes president Calvin Coolidge becomes president Kellogg-Briand Pact Kellogg-Briand Pact Dawes Plan Dawes Plan


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