Rise of Industry
-more people had cars than indoor plumbing in 1925
-this was a time of increased income, increased vacations, mass production, and decreased costs
Assembly line -
-production time for the Model T, or 'tin lizzie' dropped to 93 minutes per car
-prices dropped from $850- $490 as Ford noted that every $1 he lowered the cost of a car, he got 1000 more buyers
-Ford increased wages
-Ford Spyed on workers
-Cars had huge impact, ex: 15% of nation's steel
Social impact of Automobile
-creates new businesses
-made small towns closer to cities
-electric razors, tissue, frozen food
-advertising - cosmetics, etc
-Wright Brothers may have invented the plane, Glenn Curtiss made it useful
-1927 Lindbergh crosses ocean
-1928 - 48 commercial airlines
-1927 700 stations
-after war, production stays high
-production increases with more innovations
-demand steady, prices drop
-farmers losing money.
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Now read Chapter 8, section 3.