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The Rise of the Automobile. How the Automobile Changed the Face of Society Material From Martin V. Melosi’s Essay “Automobile in American Life and Society- The Automobile Shapes the City” Retreived from: www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Environment/E_Casestudy.htm

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the rise of the automobile

The Rise of the Automobile

How the Automobile Changed the

Face of Society

Material From Martin V. Melosi’s Essay “Automobile in American Life and Society- The Automobile Shapes the City”

Retreived from: www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Environment/E_Casestudy.htm

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how did people get around before the automobile
How Did People Get Around Before the Automobile?
  • Horses
  • Streetcars
  • Bicycles
  • Railroads

What change did this make on transportation?

* Mass Transit -> Private Transit

automobiles big business
Automobiles- Big Business

1920’s - Auto Production had become a pillar of the U.S. economy. By the end of the decade, American factories were churning out five million cars a year, making more money than any other industry.

how automobiles affect our lives
How Automobiles Affect Our Lives
  • No other invention changed the way we live like the automobile
  • Cars gave people freedom in several aspects of our life
  • Created new businesses
how automobiles affect the places they go
Some people didn’t like cars at first

Others liked the car because of what it got rid of

Automobiles changed the landscape

The government became involved in improving things for cars

How Automobiles Affect the Places They Go
how automobiles affect cultural change
How Automobiles Affect Cultural Change
  • Becoming a car owner went across the economic lines
  • Rural life flourished
  • New Recreational Activities
  • New Social Activities
  • New Jobs Emerged
  • New Types of Business Emerged

(Bonnie and Clyde’s Car After Final Shootout •• We will discuss Prohibition and the rise of the Mafia after this lesson ••)

automobiles advantages and disadvantages
Automobiles: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Accidents
  • Pollution
  • Noise
  • Decreased “Natural Environment”
assignment
Assignment
  • Paper One
    • You must complete the columns with lists of the Pros and Cons of automobiles
  • Paper Two
    • Write down at least 5 major changes that you learned that were brought about by automobiles
you have 5 minutes to work on these papers on your own

You have 5 minutes to work on these papers on your own

Then, you will work with a partner and discuss what you have, compared to your partner. Come to an agreement on what your group would say the top five things were in each category and why. Be prepared to share and to back your answer up if called on. You have 10 minutes for this.