Engineering is the most important
Profession in the United States
Engineering Improved U.S.A.
"... The scientific and technological advances that have led to our Nation’s remarkable ability to create new industries and jobs, improve the standard of living for people....."
- "...you get smart by being with smart people..." (Edward Glaeser). Immigrants of different places helped create diversity. living in the same city allowed people to learn from one another.
- Cities allowed people such as Henry Ford to get ideas off Frank Kirby (invented the first car in Detroit) to get a car model made.
- provides for its people
Transportation and Technology During 1920s
According to Elizabeth Stevenson:
"...Nothing ever dramatized
the system of factory organization so well as the break in Ford automobile
production stretching across a good part of the year 1927. Ford was the
epitome of everything in the world of everyday work that the citizens of
the 1920s admired. His faults were overlooked or accepted as virtues, and
his success in this great mechanical and business venture seemed a test of
the health of the nation itself. The public found itself absorbed..."
"... The mechanical inventions
of the day were keeping up with the events. Radio not only reported the
events but shaped them. Radio strengthened a tendency already working to
make the people of the United States feel united and whole; for the first
time, it seemed as if they could have thoughts and feelings simultaneously..."
Highways-built in 1956 Interstate Highway Act
Modern Era-TV, Vietnam War
"...The TVA continues today to supply hydro-electric power to millions of people in Tennessee and Alabama..."