Hist - Automobile and America Research the advent of the automobile and the culture of the 1920s In what ways did the automobile change American

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Automobile and America Research the advent of the automobile and the culture of the 1920s. In what ways did the automobile change American culture? What made Ford succeed to a degree far beyond any other automobile manufacturer? Be sure to cite your sources. -The automobile managed to change American culture dramatically in a short period of time. It allowed many people to move away from the overcrowded, stuffy, and dirty urban areas into less populated places with more space and air. The suburbs were born and single-family houses sprang up to replace the apartment tenements of the cities. People were now able to commute to work and also visit friends and family who lived further away. The automobile was also a hit with the younger crowd, who saw it as a new way to have fun and achieve freedom. The huge demand for cars also boosted the American economy, as the automobile industry was born. The economy in the United States was roaring in the 1920’s. Workers became more efficient and very productive. Between 1922 and 1927, the economy grew by 7% a year (Nation of Nations, 6th Edition, Volume II, chapter 24, Pg. 694). Technology was growing and construction companies started building taller and taller towers. The success in all industries was affecting each other in positive ways in a chain. There was an increase in all industries and the
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Hist - Automobile and America Research the advent of the automobile and the culture of the 1920s In what ways did the automobile change American

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