1900’s. Nicole McCloskey Bob Weaver Kevin Weaver. 1900-1910 Trends. More transparency to society, industry, and government Improvements to working & living conditions Desire for information but also some escapism in literature Advances and Improvements in technology
President T Roosevelt
President William H Taft
Radio signal crossed the
Atlantic Ocean in 1901
1899 New York Times headline:
Future of Wireless Telegraphy
"All the nations of the earth would be put upon terms of intimacy and men would be stunned by the tremendous volume of news and information that would ceaselessly pour in upon them."
Response to Bell’s Monopoly:
Between 1894 and 1904, over six thousand independent telephone companies went into business in the US, and the number of telephones boomed from 285,000 to 3,317,000
States began regulating telecommunications in 1907
Written by: Jack London
People enjoyed circuses, silent films, baseball games, and social gatherings at barber shops, saloons and other public venues.
American Realism depicts the average American at home doing ordinary things. Below is George B. Luks’ Allen Street. A positive depiction of scenes on Allen Street on the lower east side of Manhattan.
Ransom Olds patented the assembly line to produce Oldsmobiles. However, Henry Ford later perfected and used the concept to mass produce his Model-T.
President McKinley was assassinated in 1901
Teddy Roosevelt has a strong foreign policy.
W.E.B. Dubois helped to form the Niagara Movement.
The fads of the decade had people dressing very formally.
Women wore restrictive underwear and shaped dresses.
The men also dressed very formally with their boiler hats and walking canes.
Teddy’s foreign policy demanded that the U.S. would expand and be strong.
Expanding imperialistic powers.
Strong arming unions and governments that stood in his way.
The fashion of this decade was a fad.
The women wore Victorian dresses.
The men wore boiler hats and Frock jackets.