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S: The 20th Century

FC: The 20th Century

1: Table of contents Transportation pg 2-3 Communication pg4-5 Harlem Renaissance pg 6-7 Literature pg 8-9 Art pg 10-11

2: Henry Ford Henry Ford designed the model 'T' in 1908. It was made in an assembly line which are factors that increased labor productivity. It brought in a new era in personal transportation. | The beginning of the assembly line transformed the production of the automobile significantly reducing assembly time per vehicle causing to lower the cost. His production of the model T caused his company to be the largest automobile manufacturer in the world.

3: Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers Orville and Wilbur were credited for inventing, then building the first plane to fly successfully. | They were the first to invent aircraft controls fixed-wing powered flight possible. They tested their flights in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. | To help them, they created an equation called 'the Lift Equation.' which is the picture to the left

4: Guglielmo Marconi He is an Italian inventor known for his long distance radio transmission. He developed the Marconi's law and the radio telegraph system. He received a noble peace prize in 1909 and shared it with Karl Ferdinand Braun. He was founder of the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, was more successful than any other company because of his ability to commercialize radio.

5: David Sarnoff David Sarnoff was a pioneer in American radio commercials and television. For most of his career he led the RCA (Radio Corporation of America. | he ruled over telecommunications and consumer electronics. He then retired in 1970.

6: Bessie Smith Bessie Smith was a Blues singer. Some times she was referred to as The Empress of the Blues. She was the most popular female blues singer in her era. her greatest hit was "Downhearted Blues." | Duke Ellington Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. He did many different genres such as, blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. | Louis Armstrong The most greatest Jazz musicians of all times. He was from New Orleans. He played the trumpet and had a strong singing voice. He then became "sacthelmouth."

7: George Gershwin He was an American Composer and pianist. He wrote the music for many Broadway shows. His most popular orchestral compositions were Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera, Porgy and Bess (1935). | Aaron Copland He was an American composer, composition teacher, writer,and soon became a conductor of his own. he is most famous for his earlier pieces, inclusing the ballet Applicahin Spring, Billy The Kid,Rodeo, and Fanfare for the Conman.

8: F. Scott Fitzgerald He was an American Novelist and short story writer. Most of his work was predominantly focused on the Jazz Age and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald. He finished and published five novels, "The Side of Paradise," " The Beautiful and the Damned," "Tender is the night," his most popular "The Great Gatsby," and finally "The Love of the Last Tycoon," which was not finished but published.

9: John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was an American Writer. He won the pultizer prize for his winning novel "The Grapes of Wraths," and "East of Eden." In the end he wrote twenty- seven books | Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He wrote many poems such as Dear Lovely Death (1931) Fields of Wonder (1947) Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927) Freedom's Plow (1943) Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951) One-Way Ticket (1949)

10: Georgia O' Keeffe Georgia O' Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Georgia O' Keeffe was an American artist. She revolutionized the tradition of flowers, the American southwest, and skulls. Many people called her "Woman Artist."

11: Jacob Lawrence He was an American Painter. His 'Migration Series,' made him nationally famous when he was in his twenties. His art work told the story of African Americans moving from the Rural South to the Urban North in the great migration.

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