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Roaring Twenties: Urbanization & Electrification

Assembly lines Changed America's Landscape

Ford Motor Company assembly line, Detroit, c.1920.
Ford Motor Company Assembly Line, Detroit, C.1920 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 25 Dec 2011.

Did You Know . . .

Henry Ford's automobile changed people's lives and America's landscape. It led to
  • assembly lines
  • mass production
  • industry growth in consumer products
  • lower prices
  • workers' wage increase
  • better life
  • urban growth
  • highway system
  • railroad decline

In short, technological change improved Americans' economic welfare.

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Words to Know

"(Social Science / Human Geography) of, relating to, or constituting a city or town."
Urbanization: "process by which a large number of people becomes permanently concentrated in relatively small areas, forming cities."
Industrialization: "The process by which traditionally nonindustrial sectors (such as agriculture, education, health) of an economy become increasingly similar to the manufacturing sector of the economy.
Electrification: "the process of making something work by electricity or of bringing a supply of electricity to a building of town."