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Notes - Week 1

by: Justin Bohm

Notes - Week 1 HIST2210

Justin Bohm
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Twentieth Century America
John Bullion

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Here's week 1 of notes for 20th Century America section 01.
Twentieth Century America
John Bullion
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Justin Bohm on Saturday August 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HIST2210 at University of Missouri - Columbia taught by John Bullion in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 61 views. For similar materials see Twentieth Century America in History at University of Missouri - Columbia.


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Date Created: 08/29/15
HISTZZlO 01 20th Century America Instructor John Bullion 826 America is a major part of the economic and commercial growth of the world 0 Started out smaller and less organized than most established countries but soon surpassed them Family Family size began to shrink in the later 19th century 0 7 or 8 children in 1800 0 Down to 3 or 4 in 1900 All children in the 1800 s contributed to the household funds in the 1800 s 0 Switched to the father figure bringing in money and children being in school in the 20th century I Children were educated enough in school to be successful in the middle class I It was more important to train children to be better atjobs later than to put them to work in childhood Pregnancy was very dangerous 0 Today medicine and technology make it much safer 0 Various forms of birth control are also available today and are widely used Industry and early Corporations Corporations electric machines and eager workers contributed greatly to the expansion and industrialization of America 0 Marketing came about I National marketing I The potential came about for mass sales Many companies hired based on background making it hard for people of different ethnic backgrounds to find work 0 Many shops around cities were very ethnic butchers bakers clothes etc Assembly lines came about 0 Controlled not only the production itself but also the speed and quality of production 0 Skilled workers resisted this implementation because their skills would no longer be needed 0 Control of productivity still in the hands of workers I McCormick reaper 0 Workers went on strike for higher wages 0 Company refused and shut down 0 The company invested in a pneumatic molder machine 0 Workers were fired due to mechanical replacement 0 Workers were viewed as capital rather than people 828 Henry Ford s Influence Ford Motor Company revolutionized the industry Henry Ford and Louis Cadillac had different views on automobiles 0 Cadillac saw cars as a luxury and would not be useful for everyday life 0 Ford saw cars as useful and marketed them to the general population Ford made his car affordable Affordably cheap materials Simple and sturdy locked design Original cost 950 roughly half a worker s yearly salary Was able to knock price down to 200 the next year I Went from 6k sales in year 1 to 1m sales in year 2 Poor management made Ford Motor Co one of the least popular places to work 0 Labor turnover was very high during this time period in Detroit MI 0 Ford always had labor on hand but he had trouble retaining labor I Was constantly training new workers I Most did not speak English 0000 Hire New Workers 9 Train them to have basic skill 9 Workers leave to fond other work Ford realized workers just wanted money 0 Ford doubled the rate of pay from 225 to 450 0 Ford basically forced the economy and his economic team to accommodate for his new wage Ford Introduced the Sociology Department to cooperate with workers 0 Workers had to agree to be interviewed to figure out their planslife I Needed to learn English 0 Ford wanted to create people that saved money I Wanted money to stay in America instead of being sent overseas I Wanted people to save so that they could but housesfurnitureCARS Ford invented the payment program and consumer credit 0 Not only did people buy a car from Ford but now they were in debt to Ford Ford revolutionized not only the industry but also consumerism and instilled consumerist values nto Americans 0 He created a consumer culture


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