In what ways does the Chicago Worlds Fair change America? What lasting inventions&ideas did it introduce into American culture?Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!! I will really appreciate it!!!! THANK YOU!!:)

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The World's Fair was influential for a long time. Its influence on American culture included products and inventions that were introduced in a festive atmosphere. It's analogous to the large tech conventions and product roll-outs we have now, but it was a much bigger deal.
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Well, how about the fact that Burnham himself became a famous and influential architect for many buidling in New York City.  Walt Disney's father was part of the fair, as well, which had to be an enormous influence on Walt himself, obviously. 

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The list is actually endless, as anyone who introduced a product (such as Cracker Jacks) found this to be a life-changing experience.

All kinds of architectural people were influenced, including Frank Lloyd Wright; all the big "money" names like Rockefeller in New York were influenced by this Fair; and anyone who was interested in the engineering aspect of the Fair certainly found the experience profitable.

It's been a year since I read and my book isn't right here, but that should give you a jump start, as I assume you, too have read. 

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The Fair was a success and a tribute to American ingenuity and perseverance.  We did what most--literally most--didn't think we could do despite more obstacles and in the midst of more pressure than one can even imagine.  So the first thing I'd say is that this World's Fair changed the world's perception of America.  No one thought the Paris Fair (the one with the Eiffel Tower, of course) could be outdone, but it was.  Another change which occurred as a result of this Fair was a more positive image of Chicago (and the Midwest) in the East, and particularly the somewhat bitter residents of New York.  Chicago was seen as the wild west, and to some degree it still was.  Counter to that impression, this was an elegant, impressive, and amazing exposition.  I'll leave it to others to list all the "new" products which were introduced during this event.  I just have three words:  electricity, Ferris wheel.

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zulka | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

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Ms. Auntlori, i guess you're the only one who answers so accurate to all questions.....I have about 3 or 4 more.....if you don't mind*_*

1) At the end of the book, Larson suggests that "Exactly what motivated Holmes may never be known." What possible motives are exposed in the Devil in the White City? WHY is it so important to try to understand the motives of a person like Holmes?

I know it's too much ...but please help...!!!!THANK YOU

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zulka | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

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Well, how about the fact that Burnham himself became a famous and influential architect for many buidling in New York City.  Walt Disney's father was part of the fair, as well, which had to be an enormous influence on Walt himself, obviously. 

Buffalo Bill Cody

Thomas Edison

Susan B. Anthony

The list is actually endless, as anyone who introduced a product (such as Cracker Jacks) found this to be a life-changing experience.

All kinds of architectural people were influenced, including Frank Lloyd Wright; all the big "money" names like Rockefeller in New York were influenced by this Fair; and anyone who was interested in the engineering aspect of the Fair certainly found the experience profitable.

It's been a year since I read and my book isn't right here, but that should give you a jump start, as I assume you, too have read. 

thank you very much! *_*

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zulka | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

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The Fair was a success and a tribute to American ingenuity and perseverance.  We did what most--literally most--didn't think we could do despite more obstacles and in the midst of more pressure than one can even imagine.  So the first thing I'd say is that this World's Fair changed the world's perception of America.  No one thought the Paris Fair (the one with the Eiffel Tower, of course) could be outdone, but it was.  Another change which occurred as a result of this Fair was a more positive image of Chicago (and the Midwest) in the East, and particularly the somewhat bitter residents of New York.  Chicago was seen as the wild west, and to some degree it still was.  Counter to that impression, this was an elegant, impressive, and amazing exposition.  I'll leave it to others to list all the "new" products which were introduced during this event.  I just have three words:  electricity, Ferris wheel.

and one more thing Ms.Auntlori, "What importnt figures were critically influenced by the Fair?"

THANKS!

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