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Chapter 8. Good Times and Bad . Lesson 1. The Roaring Twenties 1900 - 1930. The Boom Economy. Factories started making new things Vacuum cleaners Washing machines Radios Other appliances People bought lots of consumer goods Products made for personal use Installment buying

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chapter 8 good times and bad

Chapter 8. Good Times and Bad

Lesson 1. The Roaring Twenties

1900 - 1930

the boom economy
The Boom Economy
  • Factories started making new things
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Washing machines
    • Radios
    • Other appliances
  • People bought lots of consumer goods
    • Products made for personal use
  • Installment buying
    • Take home and pay for it later
  • Agriculture busted
    • Too many crops…not enough buyers
the automobile
The Automobile
  • Most important new industry
  • 1890 1st gasoline powered automobile
  • Henry Ford
    • Lowered cost by using mass production
    • Moving assembly line
    • More than one made at a time
    • 1 worker = one task
    • Could make 6 cars instead of 1 CHEAPER
life changes and the car
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
domino effect
Domino Effect
  • Other Industries grew because of the Car
  • Tires…Rubber industry
  • Gas…Oil industry
  • Roads…labor needed
  • Gas stations…labor
suburbs
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.
the automobile industry
The Automobile Industry

CARS

Steel

Tires

Gasoline

Roads

OIL

Rubber

aviation
Aviation
  • Air transportation
  • Orville & Wilbur Wright
  • 1903 Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Used planes in World War I
  • 1927…used for personal travel
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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
    • Run to make a profit
    • 1926 – 1930 People who flew went from 6,000 to over 400,000
entertainment
Entertainment
  • Radio
  • By 1929…800 stations…10 million families
  • Listened to Babe Ruth hit his 60th Homerun in 1927 season
  • Sports…football, basketball, and baseball drew huge crowds
  • Tennis and Golf became popular
  • Swimming pools
music
Music
  • Jazz
    • African-American heritage
    • Known as “The Jazz Age”
movies
Movies
  • Silent films
  • 1927 Sound was added
the harlem renaissance
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