Innovations

New Steps In Culture

Henry Ford
By the late 1920s even Henry Ford could not ignore the declining sales. In 1927 he had no choice but shut down the Model T assembly lines and began designing an all new car. It was released in December of 1927 and was so different from the old Ford that the company went back to the beginning of the alphabet for a name Model A. By 1927, all steps in the manufacturing process from refining raw materials to final assembly of the automobile took place at the vast Rouge Plant, characterizing Henry Ford’s idea of mass production. In time it would become the world’s largest factory, making not only cars but the steel, glass, tires, and other components that went into the cars.

Farmers
Farming in the late 1920's was terrible. One in four farmers actually went bankrupt.
Farmers faced tough times. While most Americans enjoyed relative prosperity for most of the 1920s, the Great Depression for the American farmer really began after World War I. Much of the Roaring '20s was a continual cycle of debt for the American farmer, stemming from falling farm prices and the need to purchase expensive machinery. When the stock market crashed in 1929 sending prices in an even more downward cycle, many American farmers wondered if their lives would ever improve.

Literature
Scott Fitgerald published a new book called "The Great Gatsby" a fiction book based on our generation. The author writes about a a man named Jay Gatsby in the west egg, Long Island setting. Gatsby's mission is to find his old true love whom he lost , the includes his adventures of wealth, jazz, parties and much more.