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Chapter 8. Good Times and Bad Lesson 1. The Roaring Twenties 1900 - 1930.

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2 Chapter 8. Good Times and Bad Lesson 1. The Roaring Twenties 1900 - 1930

3 The Boom Economy Factories started making new things –V–Vacuum cleaners –W–Washing machines –R–Radios –O–Other appliances People bought lots of consumer goods –P–Products made for personal use Installment buying –T–Take home and pay for it later Agriculture busted –T–Too many crops…not enough buyers

4 The Automobile Most important new industry 1890 1 st gasoline powered automobile Henry Ford –L–Lowered cost by using mass production –M–Moving assembly line –M–More than one made at a time –1–1 worker = one task –C–Could make 6 cars instead of 1 CHEAPER

5 Life Changes and the Car Could travel farther and faster Could live further from work Could shop at stores and attend events farther from home Could go on vacations to distant places

6 Domino Effect Other Industries grew because of the Car Tires…Rubber industry Gas…Oil industry Roads…labor needed Gas stations…labor

7 Suburbs Community or neighborhoods outside a city grew because of the cars. People could move out of the crowded cities to raise their families because they could get to work more easily because of the car.

8 The Automobile Industry

9 Aviation Air transportation Orville & Wilbur Wright 1903 Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Used planes in World War I 1927…used for personal travel

10 New York Spirit of St. Louis Goal was to fly across the Atlantic alone 134 hours later landed in Paris, France National hero Led to commercial flights –R–Run to make a profit –1–1926 – 1930 People who flew went from 6,000 to over 400,000

11 Entertainment Radio By 1929…800 stations…10 million families Listened to Babe Ruth hit his 60 th Homerun in 1927 season Sports…football, basketball, and baseball drew huge crowds Tennis and Golf became popular Swimming pools

12 Music Jazz –A–African-American heritage –K–Known as “The Jazz Age”

13 Movies Silent films 1927 Sound was added

14 The Harlem Renaissance New York City neighborhood Center for African-American artists Great interest in art Poet, Langston Hughes Claude McKay, Counter Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston Louis Armstrong, jazz musician Billie Holliday Duke Ellington Paul Robeson - actor

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