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What is Mass Consumption ?
Is in one which the majority of the population consumes, or buys, mass quantities of one or many kinds of products.
The 1920's was the decade of the consumer appliances like electric sewing machines, Washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, mixers, stoves, toasters, irons, hot-water heaters, space heaters , and refrigerators. 79 percent of households had irons, washing machines, refrigerator , and vacuum cleaners.
The rapid spread of a new form of purchase. The installment credit. The major consumer appliances had long lifetimes and relatively high prices. Businesses found potential markets were getting larger if they were willing to loan a large portion of the purchase price to the consumer.
What were the cultural changes and tensions of the 1920's ?
I think that everything that has occurred from the 1920's have simliarities to many things that you see everyday like music, art, writing/literature, a different sense of fashion [flappers] When the 1920's Flappers became known with their rebellious short hair, short dresses and skirts, and hats. A new change held new fashion statements for the women since they had jobs to go out and buy clothes. The women of our era started changing, beginning with the Flappers.
During the 1920's , immigration has drastically increased at the time. For immigrants it welcomed jobs, opportunities, and along with push and pull factors. The mass immigration was so mass that as asians came to America the Chinese Exclusion Act was created as a result, to limit the amount of asians entering th country.
Changes bought by the automobiles
With the automobile companies rapidly evolving and expanding it produced mass production for the world. However, at te beginning of the 1970's, high oil prices, increased competition from foreign auto manufacturers, and increasing government regulation severely affected the companies after the Great Depression and World War II. The automobiles themselves have evolved from horse-powered carriages. The first automobile its self was developed in the 1980's still without the power of engines and machines we could still have gotten by easily. This shows a big change from then to now.
Pay Rates and Work day Changes
In the 1920's the males of the household usually were the ones working during this time and age. Women were usually stuck at home caring for the children and doing chores around the house. Even when men worked they were never really payed as much even if they had a dangerous job for example. At this day and age women have become independent and began working in the field of jobs that now hire women. They get payed now and are no longer stuck at home with the chores and what not. A drastic change since the 1920s
Roles of Women
The roles of women in the political field has been changed greatly due to the fact that women have been give rights to vote and apply for political positions. Giving the women of this world a sense of power even if its just a little.
Mallory WendelFifth Hour