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
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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."
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.