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HOW DID THE BOOM AFFECT THE USA?
· Money to build new expensive buildings
· Lots of business
· New technologies and methods
· New ways of securing money
· Business' were thriving-improvements & innovation
· More products-more flashy
· Spreading news
· Things dramatically improving
· More ways of transport
· Become more classy/elegant/glamorous
· New competitions
· Show off their people and their country
· HUGE car industry
· Progress
· New and advancing industries and branding
· New inventions
· Women became more independent
·America's gross national product (GNP) grew from $78 billion to $103 billion…read more

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HOW DID THE BOOM AFFECT THE USA?
· Women became consumers-household appliances
· Confidence-Not afraid to spend money
· Production line-long line of people with different jobs-> mass production-> more income-> more to sell-> speed up
system
· Finance-lots of money-> banking was spreading-> credit came about-> more people putting money in banks
· Urbanisation-skyscrapers
· ADVERTISING was everywhere
· Desirable things and open
· Cities; factories
· Lots of people buying stocks/shares-values rose
· 50/50 rural/urban
· `Bigger is better'
· Development
· Lots of jobs
· Better connections (roads)
· Building Boom…read more

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HOW WAS INDUSTRY AFFECTED?
· More catalogues e.g. Sears and Roebuck and Co. Chicago Mail order catalogue
· Lots of adverts as many more cars, trucks, radios, telephones, fridges and more were
being made.
· Substitutes for more expensive items e.g. rayon instead of silk
· Output of US industry doubled in 20s
· 300 million pairs of stockings were sold to a female population of 100 million
· Road building industry employed more people than any other industry in the USA
for the next 10 years…read more

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HOW WAS TRANSPORT AFFECTED?
· In 1914, 9 million cars were sold; in 1929, 26 million were sold
· More Americans lived in their own houses in the suburbs-Queens doubled in size and
Detroit grew by 700%
· The amount of roads doubled in the 1920s
· 1919- 1 million trucks in USA; 1929-3.5 million trucks
· No civilian airlines in 1918 but, by 1930 aircraft companies flew 162,000 civilian
flights a year
· The Federal Road Act began a time of intense road building during 1916 but roads
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HOW WAS HOME LIFE AFFECTED?
· For every 1 fridge sold in 1921, 167 were sold in 1929
· 10 million telephones were sold in 1915 and 20 million sold in 1930
· 1920, 60,000 radios were sold and in 1929 10 million were sold
· Silk stockings were reserved for the rich. 1906 only 12,000 pairs were sold. 1920s rayon (cheaper version of silk)
was invented; 1930-300 million pairs of stockings were sold…read more

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