New Productivity

The Roaring 20s and The Jazz Age Activity


The new productivity was the introduction of a new way to manufacture goods. The method was the assembly line, and the assembly line allowed for mass production. With mass production in the United States, former luxuries of the rich were now able to be produced at a cheap cost, such as the model T car.


  • Cause: The new productivity was started when Henry Ford first used the assembly line when his company started to produce Model T cars in 1913. With the new assembly line products were able to be produced faster and started one of the first mass produced items in the U.S.
  • Characteristics: The assembly line consisted of workers set in a line standing in the same place and doing the same thing on a product as it comes to them. In order to have the assembly line there would have to be interchangeable parts, so that the assembly line can actually run continuously and timely. Because of the assembly line products started to become mass produced which is when a product is produced quickly and at large quantities. The Model T car was one of the first products to be mass produced.
  • Significance: When Henry Ford made the assembly line, Model Ts were only the first product to experience a new level of mass production. Soon, anywhere from daily products to toys of the rich were able to be produced so that almost anyone can access them. Now days, machines have replaced most of the required man power to mass produce, but the old process that Ford made still is in practice today. We can see this in companies from anywhere as mass producing sodas such as doctor pepper, or fighter jets such as F35s.