Mass consumption was encouraged through a combination of advertising, which created a demand for a particular product, and installment buying, which enabled people to actually purchase the product.
They required an arms embargo that would deny the sale of munitions to belligerents during a time of international war and prohibited loans to belligerents and the travel of Americans on ships owned by belligerents.
In the aftermath of World War I, many modern-minded Americans, particularly women, were eager to do away with outdated traditions and claim new rights and freedoms. Buildings were grouped into walled compounds, as well as earthen platform mounds. Recent reexaminations of Clovis materials using improved carbon-dating methods produced results of 11, and 10, radiocarbon years B.
Inthe Soviets launch Yuri Gargarin into space. The power of advertising even influenced religion. A film by Ken Burns. Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this documentary turns back the clock to the s, a time when the country lurched into a murky period of blacklists and witch-hunts for alleged communists, all led by a young Senator named Joseph McCarthy.
Ramage Navajo "Chief's" Blanket, about Made by Navajo Nez Basa for her son in the army in World War I In an effort to assimilate Indians into mainstream American life, the federal government outlawed traditional religious ceremonies.
The idea that making a line of toys en masse for children of which there were many was profitable started to sink in and they reflected that. The assembly line meant that the company could produce more cars at less cost, making them more affordable.
Beset by both international and domestic pressures, America during the Camelot years was swiftly approaching a political-cultural meltdown. Covers the development of war technology and its effect throughout the world.
Chaperones faded in importance as "anything goes" became a slogan for youth taking control of their subculture. Other tribes have stories that recount migrations across long tracts of land and a great river, believed to be the Mississippi River.
Authoritarian militarism as typified by Germany had been defeated and discredited. Using never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive interviews with politicians, activists, and scholars, Confederacy theory traces the history of this symbol and its impact on Southern culture, history, and identity -- from the Civil War to the front lines of a modern-day secession movement.
Shorn of its empire and communist domination, Russia faces its future with its economy in chaos. Michelson, a Polish immigrant, was the first American to win a Nobel Prize in science.
It required children to attend English-language schools, and granted U. In there was one car on the road for every five Americans. Explores John Wilkes Booth and his band of conspirators. Roosevelt easily defeated Hoover in the presidential election. Poverty Point is a 1 square mile 2.
In the First New Deal he attempted to muster a spirit of emergency and rally all interests behind a common effort in which something was provided for everyone. As the economy boomed, wages rose for most Americans and prices fell, resulting in a higher standard of living and a dramatic increase in consumer consumption.
During the Vietnam war the image of desperate people clinging to an evacuation helicopter atop the U. It is not definitively known how or when the Native Americans first settled the Americas and the present-day United States.
The hourglass figure was not popular anymore, whereas a slimmer, boyish body type was considered appealing. Prohibited from playing on white baseball teams, black players formed their own teams and leagues.
Also includes political speeches byFranklin D. This program examines daily life in America during the early s--when a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horse-power really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams and the average life span was only 45 years--while looking ahead to the decades of changes yet to come.
Negro League games drew millions of fans until Jackie Robinson integrated the National League in She was recognized for her avant-garde designs; her clothing was a mixture of wearable, comfortable, and elegant.
The years also marked the passage of movies from nickelodeon theaters to movie palaces showing carefully-prepared feature films. The culture was originally defined by the unique decoration on grog -tempered ceramic ware by James A. People did not live there year-round, but for the summer to hunt and fish, and to gather food supplies for the winter.
In the spectacular Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tenn. There is a timeline as well as several brief biographies.The United States Turns Inward: the s and s. After its participation in the conflagration then known as the Great War, the American nation was ready to turn inward and concentrate on domestic affairs (a "return to normalcy," as presidential candidate Warren Harding called it).
The children of the world have been playing with some form of toy or another since the dawn of time. Kids are quite capable of sitting down and enjoying whatever adults put in front of them, their imaginations taking off with the tools at hand and making the most of anything, from a block of wood to a complex electronic game.
Product Description. The Roaring Twenties. It was a decade of startling contrasts. World War I was over. Women got the vote, cut their hair (and their skirts). Resurrected movement of nativist Americans in the s -- difference between s version and its predecessor was the amount of groups it targeted: not just African-Americans, but Jews, Catholics, Radicals, and Immigrants.
Grew in rural areas and small towns rapidly in 20s. 20th & 21st Century America. Updated July 11, JUMP TO. Comprehensive Sites - Timelines - Primary Documents - Maps, vs. - Impact of the 20th Century, Planes - Trains - Automobiles, The First 20 Years:World War I, Immigration, The Roaring Twenties, The Turbulent Thirties, World War II, The Fight.
The s is the decade when America's economy grew 42 percent. Mass production spread new consumer goods into every household.
The modern auto and airline industries were born. The U.S. victory in World War I gave the country its first experience of being a .Download