Summary- Age of Consumerism was the rise of the prosperity of the US in 1920 and led to the emergence of American Consumerism increased due to technological advances and innovative ideas in the areas of communication, transportation and manufacturing. There were mass advertising and marketing techniques via newspapers during this time. An economic example of this would be: the mass production techniques such as the assembly line in factories enabled massive quantities of products to be produce quickly
- Technology had advanced and the nation had enlarged the age of steel and electricity.
- Industries switched from Coal power to electricity homes were lit by electricity.
- Personal grooming ideas such as cosmetics, hair dye, deodorants, perfumes, etc. we're added to the evergrooming list of consumer products
- Consumerism in the fashion industry boomed
Immediate and long term effects- The long term effect was that the substance farming was terminated by technology and due to the market crashing, many people lost all their money which led to the Great Depression. A shot term example is, Americans lifestyles were improved and they lived in luxury due to working more hours because of job openings in the factories
Causes and Infulences- In the 1920s America was beginning to prosper and new technology, mass production and labor saving devices gave Americans more time for leisure: They were able to enjoy a wonderful taste of freedom due to the introduction of mass production, cheap automobiles that revolutionized transportation in America.