During the years 1900-1920 how did technology transform the country in ways that still affect us today?

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There are a number of technologies that became popular in this era and changed our country in ways that still impact us today.

One example of this was entertainment technology.  These years saw the rise of both movies and radio.  These technologies have continued to be extremely important up to the present.

Another important change was the rise of labor-saving technology in the home.  It was in this era that such things as toasters and zippers and vacuum cleaners became more common.  This trend towards more and more technology that makes everyday life easier has continued up to today.

Perhaps the most important change, though, was the rise of the automobile.  Henry Ford started producing cars in 1908.  The car would come to completely transform the United States.

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