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Title: Business in the 1920s


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Business in the 1920s
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American Industries Flourish
  • Coolidge Pro-business
  • Keep taxes down, profits up
  • Wages begin to rise
  • New technology
  • Productivity

3
The Impact of the Automobile
  • Automobile impacts various areas
  • Road construction
  • Route 66
  • Architecture
  • Gas stations
  • Repair shops
  • Motels
  • Shopping Centers
  • Traffic Lights

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The Impact of the Automobile
  • Family life
  • Travel/vacation
  • Increased independence
  • Women and young people
  • Urban sprawl movement out of the cities
  • Status symbol

6
The Impact of the Automobile
  • By 1920, 1 in 5 own an automobile

7
The Airplane Industry
  • U.S. Post Office ? Commerical use

8
Americas Standard of Living Soars
  • 1920s prosperous times
  • Income rose 35
  • What do people do with extra money?
  • SPEND IT!

9
Americas Standard of Living Soars
  • Electrical convenience
  • Electricity spreads
  • Irons
  • Refrigerators
  • Cooking range
  • Toasters
  • Washing machine (150)
  • Vacuum (50)
  • Sewing machine (60)

10
Americas Standard of Living Soars
  • How will these new inventions change the lives of
    Americans?
  • How will Americans know about the new inventions?

11
Modern Advertising Emerges
  • Inform ? Manipulate
  • Psychology

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1920s Advertising
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1920s Advertising
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1920s Advertising
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1920s Advertising
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A Superficial Prosperity
  • Productivity increases, business expands
  • Chain stores
  • Income gap also grows
  • Not all industries prosper
  • RR
  • Iron
  • Farms

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A Superficial Prosperity
  • Buying on credit
  • Installment plan
  • Economists warn public
  • Little concern
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