Presentation on theme: "Technological advancements during the Jazz Age"— Presentation transcript:
1 Technological advancements during the Jazz Age Read the entire presentation and answer the questions at the end!
2 The AutomobileHenry Ford was a pioneer in the manufacture of affordable automobiles.He used the assembly line to mass produce the automobileThe popularity of the car had an impact on American society.1. offered greater mobility2. created jobs3. encouraged the growth of other transportation industries (road construction, oil, steel, rubber, glass, and tourism)Allowed people to move to suburbsDetroit MI became the automobile manufacturing center of the world.
3 The AirplaneInventors experimented with engine powered aircraft in the 1800sAge of air travel did not begin until 1903 at Kitty Hawk, NCOrville and Wilbur Wright built a wood-and-canvas plane with a 12 horsepower engine.On the morning of December 17th, 1903, Orville Wright took off in their plane and flew 120 feet.
4 Communication Changes THE TELEPHONE1. Invented by Alexander Graham Bell2. Telephones become very popular and common in American homesTHE RADIO1. Guglielmo Marconi is given credit for developing the radio2. The radio brought entertainment into people’s homes: news, concerts, sporting events, and comedies. Businesses used it for advertising. It was immediate communication across the country.3. David Sarnoff - pioneer of American commercial radio and television. He founded the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970.MOVIES1. Developed by Thomas Edison2. The 1920s motion picture industry in Hollywood, CA became one of the country’s leading businesses. Movies offered entertainment and escape.3. The first movie with sound was introduced in It was called a talkie.
5 ElectricityTechnology made industrial growth possible and electricity powered American industry.Before World War I, only 30 percent of factories were run by electricity. By 1929, 70% were using electricity. It was cheaper than steam power.As electricity became more available, the demand for new electric appliances grew: refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, vacuum cleaners.People began to use electricity to light their homes. (due to Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb)Radios can now be used in the home
6 1920’s and 1930’s Inventions 1920 – Band-Aid / Hair Dryer 1921 – Robot 1st Miss America Pagent1922 – Insulin1923 – Traffic Signal / Q-Tips1924 – Spiral bindings for notebooks/ Cheeseburger1926 – Liquid fueled rocket/ Drive through1927 – PEZ candy/Aerosol can1928 – Penicillin/ Bubble Gum / Sliced bread1929 – Car radio/ YO-YO = American Fad/ sunglasses1930 – Scotch Tape1931 – Electron Microscope1932 – Parking Meter1933 – FM Radio1934 – Monopoly1935 – RadarOther 1920 inventions include, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Kool-Aid, Mickey Mouse, and Pooh Bear.
7 Let’s see what you learned! INDIVIDUALLY answer the questions in your Jazz Age booklet on pages 2 & 3 “Technological Advancements in America”. This quiz will be included in your overall grade. This is not a group effort, answer the questions on your own. No discussion.Good-Luck!