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The Roaring 20’s . Continued…. American business begins to flourish!. The automobile changed America. . Even in the 20’s!. Route 66. Chicago to L.A. Song. Architecture changed…. Roads Homes with carports and driveways. Motels. Gas stations. Tourist sites. Traffic signals.

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The Roaring 20’s

Continued…


American business begins to flourish!


The automobile changed America.

  • Even in the 20’s!


Route 66

  • Chicago to L.A.

  • Song.


Architecture changed…

  • Roads

  • Homes with carports and driveways.

  • Motels.

  • Gas stations.

  • Tourist sites.

  • Traffic signals.

    • Detroit in 1920’s


The automobile liberated people.

  • Travel, independence.


Urban Sprawl

  • Cities spreading in all directions because people commute now!

  • By late 1920’s. 1 car per 5 people.


The Airplane!


The Airplane

  • U.S. Post Office begins.

  • Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.

    • Transatlantic.


America’s standard of living soars!

  • America owns 40% of world’s wealth.

  • Annual income rose 35%. $522-$705.


Electrical conveniences

  • Better power transmission.

    • Cities to suburbs.

    • Irons

    • Refrigerators

    • Cooking ranges.

    • Toaster


Advertising!

  • “Say it with flowers!”

  • Listerine 1923. Mouthwash. People scared of bad breath.


Superficial Prosperity.


Producing too much!

  • Iron and railroad – not doing well.

  • Farms – machines = more food = lower prices.


Installment Plan

  • Buy goods over an extensive period.

  • “Lay-away”


Life seemed great…

There was little warning of what was to come…


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