Technology that Influenced American Development

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Technology is a portion of everyday life. It affects how business is conducted, teaching, learning, and receiving information. Good or bad, everyone uses technology every day. There are many items people have on them on a daily basis, most people would be hard pressed to be without. Technology changed American Lives from 1900 to 1945. At the turn of the 20th century, new technological advances such as electricity, flight, and the gasoline engine found expression in new modes of transportation and communication. How did peoples’ daily lives change as a result of new inventions and technologies? How did the United States change in response to new mobility and improved communications? When we look at some of the most influential inventions or technological advancements during the early 1900’s. What was the impact to the everyday lives of American people and how did these advances change the global economy, military and how The United States rose to prominence as a world power because of the economic and military power gained by these advances? What are the positive and negative factors that some of these advances may have had as well as some of the controversy that surrounds many of these advances? During my research, I found it amazing how far our country had come in 45 years. I was intrigued by the historical events that lead to the innovation and discoveries of the early 20th century. To think of how life was before these innovations is almost unfathomable. Our journey will travel back in time, to a time of simple times, of hard times and of a time of family and community I feel we have all lost as a result of some more recent technological advances. The turn of the century was more impactful than I had originally known and this ... ... middle of paper ... ... the number of deaths they caused and the horse pollution that was becoming and issue and how automobile safety is at roughly the same level and pollution is far more dangerous that know at that time. i was attempting to find primary sources for early numbers of cars sold or on the road and this was the best source i found. Wright, Orville. "Primary Sources: Orville Wright's December 17, 1903 Diary Entry." Wright Brothers Information Packet. (accessed December 16, 2013). this was a fascinating entry on pages 284 and 285 of Orville Writs diary. i read the original text and it discusses the preparation and how mother nature helped get there winged machine in the air even just for a bit. this is used to identify the date of the first time flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
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