The impact of technology on the 1920s life in america and europe
Sixty percent of families bought radios. Competition, Monopoly, and the Government The rise of big businesses, which accelerated in the postbellum period and particularly during the first great turn-of-the-century merger wave, continued in the interwar period.
The combination of the widening use of electricity in production and the growing adoption of the moving assembly line in manufacturing combined to bring on a continuing rise in the productivity of labor and capital.
The 1920s experience
General Motors had a somewhat different problem. Quite simply, the United States had become the world's greatest economic power. Newspapers often were not published every day and did not contain many pages, resulting in many newspapers in most cities. The introduction of the radio, radio stations, and commercial radio networks began to break up rural isolation, as did the expansion of local and long-distance telephone communications. As the network of surfaced roads expanded during the twenties, so did the routes of the intercity buses. At the same time it increased the risks of farming because farmers were now much more exposed to the marketplace. As discussed above, the adoption of electricity in American manufacturing initiated a rapid evolution in the organization of plants and rapid increases in productivity in all types of manufacturing. The voices calling for a return to private ownership were much stronger, but doing so fomented great controversy. They sought to remain separate from world conflict. The Great Gatsby by F. But anticipation was joyous. It was during the 20's that automatic vending machines began to appear to dispense soft drinks. Growth reallocates resources from declining or slower growing sectors to the more rapidly expanding sectors in accordance with new technologies, new products and services, and changing consumer tastes.
New York: The Macmillan Company, McCollum discovered Vitamin D, its presence in cod liver, and its ability to prevent rickets, a skeletal disorder, in The petroleum companies also developed new ways to distribute gasoline to motorists that made it more convenient to purchase gasoline.
Some of the growth came about through vertical integration by the more successful manufacturing firms.
That's when the states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates class structure in the book The Great Gatsby through the different characters in different social classes.
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