The popular rise of baseball, boxing, and football were broadcasted over local radio stations to be heard at home. This gave America new generations of heroes. Babe Ruth, Carl Mays, and Hones Wagner were all major sport heroes of the time. Nickelodeon movie theatres, were made in the early 1900’s but were made famous in the 20’s with everyone’s new found free time since the allowed time to work each day was a max of 8 hours. So in the spare time they went to go see a silent film, which is a movie with no audio maybe an overlay of music, then it goes to a text screen you read the text that goes with the next clip then the video
Mass media uses these technologies on a daily bases for a number of functions. Today radio reaches mass and diverse audiences. Radio is not just reserved for radio players or car speakers. Many people use the music app Pandora which allows listeners to personalize their radio station according to their taste in music This music app, Pandora was invented by Time Westergren. Listeners vote on songs by tapping the thumbs up or thumbs down to signal wheteher they dislike or like a song.
The 1920s were not such a positive time period in the US history. What made the 20s negative was farmers’ hardships, the overuse of credit, and re-rise of the KKK. American farmers were able to make profits during WWI because demand for war products was high. After the war, when everything returned to normal, demand for farm products also fell. Farms and factories that were prosperous during the war now faced difficulties to sell their products.
At that time, it is only the source of entertainment in the comfort of peoples own homes. Watching plays and musicals were quite a hassle if someone wanted to relax. Almost all homes and even office establishments had their own radios. The soft and soothing sound of classical music made a mind work better. The sound of upbeat music makes someone become more energetic while country music can give a happy feeling.
The world was always puzzling, but after the war people didn’t even bother to find any significance in life. After the war, people resided to sex and drunkenness for the fulfillment of their hopelessness. The characters in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises struggle with these problems. Hemingway tries to portray how the lives of the Lost Generation were simply disintegrating into the dark abyss. Through the characters of The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway tries to depict the aimless lives of people and how they became “lost”.
Building on the economic base left after the war, American society became more affluent in the postwar years than most Americans could have imagined in their wildest dreams before or during the war. Public policy, like the so-called GI Bill of Rights passed in 1944, provided money for veterans to attend college, to purchase homes, and to buy farms. The overall impact of such public policies was almost incalculable, but it certainly aided returning veterans to better themselves and to begin forming families and having children in unprecedented
As things started to move a bit faster radio was bought in to people's lives, and they were able to listen to the radio for the news and top stories, while they worked or did their daily deeds. The radio was like television with no visuals, people listened to it for all sorts of things; music, stories, information about the war, and regular news. It wasn't until about the 1950’s when television became a major source and part of people lives. People were then able to watch motion pictures and actually see what was going on around them. Then came broadcast satellite, which at this time was mainly used by the military, because regular people did not have the equipment or technology for it.
Although Louis never tried to come off as Racist, his critics just continued to assume that he abandoned his black brethren for the lifestyles of a white man. Louis Armstrong came through all these negative thoughts about him and he was even acknowledged by Martin Luther King Jr. for contributing Love in everything he did. Louis seemed to regain his standings with people. It was evident in 1964 when he released “hello dolly”. Louis Armstrong Died in 1971 and his home in Corona, Queens has been turned into a museum of sorts.
This shows that with the commencement of the War against Poverty, the United States was slowly improving the lives of American citizens. The novel The Other America by Michael Harrington was significant during the 1960’s because it revealed the existence of an impoverished class in the United States that had gone unseen for years. It had also influenced the War on Poverty that drastically dropped the poverty rate in the
There are several parallels that lead us to believe that history may be repeating itself. Today’s U.S. economy is producing 2.2% more goods output then before the economic recession started in the late 2000’s, but with 3.8% fewer workers. This can be attributed to our modern day recession stimulating huge productivity and efficiency gains as business let mediocre employees go to save on labor costs. They have learned to do more with less. Unemployment rates were steadily on the rise just a few months ago and corporate profits are at all time highs.