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  1. Chapter 8. Good Times and Bad Lesson 1. The Roaring Twenties 1900 - 1930

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Domino Effect • Other Industries grew because of the Car • Tires…Rubber industry • Gas…Oil industry • Roads…labor needed • Gas stations…labor

  6. 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.

  7. The Automobile Industry CARS Steel Tires Gasoline Roads OIL Rubber

  8. Aviation • Air transportation • Orville & Wilbur Wright • 1903 Kitty Hawk, North Carolina • Used planes in World War I • 1927…used for personal travel

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Music • Jazz • African-American heritage • Known as “The Jazz Age”

  12. Movies • Silent films • 1927 Sound was added

  13. 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

  14. Lesson 2