In the midst of world war II one of the first computers was born its name was the Colossus and rightfully so as it was a room full of processors and its main purpose was decoding the encrypted messages the the German were sending out, this ties in straight to today as we all use mini computers everyday such as phones tablets and laptops and most of us can't live without them or don't know what it would be like without them, this connects to me as i am one of those people that values technology very much.
our 26th president and probably our coolest as he had served in the Spanish American war and he was the governor of New York he did many amazing things in his two terms as president such as setting aside 200 million acres for national forests, his work from back then has really saved us as if we didn't have as much forests when we wanted to expant companies and cities as much as we do we wouldn't have nearly as much greenery in america. and i just find Theodor to be our coolest presedent by far
in 1901 one of the infamous robber barons founded his company and so J.P.Morgan started his company U.S. steel Morgan used vertical integration in his company buying up all stages of the process of making steel. this affects today because without the steel industry there wouldn't have been any railways for trains and we would have been set back in technology. this really just affects everyone cause without the want for advancement there would have been no phones or anything that we hold so dearly.
in 1938 the fair labor standards act was passed giving workers rights such as you could only work a maximum of 40 hours a week and children can't work as well as giving a minimum wage of 25 cents per hour, this is very prominent today because without this act it would still be the same nowadays as back then, and i'd be able to get a job.
this was a giant subject for nearly a century as nationally this movement started in 1848 and ended in 1920, 72 years later, the movement started with 3 women Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Antony, this is very prominent today because now women are able to vote for our elected officials and they have many more rights as well. it affects me in the fact of both my parents can vote.
in the 1920's music was very very influential so influential that it was even named the "jazz age" during this time jazz helped to fuel movements of equality and freedom it was a way to express the way you felt through the notes in your music. this hits very close to home for me because music has always been such a big part of my life and has made my life easier. this also has a big affect on today because music has become a way of self expression and a new form of art it has a big hold on the kids of today with apps such as pandora or spotify and the kids of today are the future of the world.
during the early 1900s the freemasons were growing drastically during this time the government had provided no social "safety net" so the masons traditions of building places for the needing was the only thing some people had. This has an affect on today because 300 years after their founding they are still around and seem to be here to stay, this also affects me because one of my friends grandfathers is a freemason
cartoons were a big thing like comics they made the american people laugh in the time of a great depression and kept the children happy. this has had a giant impact on the nation cause now we have things like Disney land and Disney world and mickey mouse is still around today, this has also had an affect on me because i grew up watching mickey mouse.
comics such as Captin America were very influential as during the time that Captin America was first entering the comic book scene just 9 months later pearl harbor was attacked and the ninth issue of Captin America was made it showed the Japanese as monsters and this would have helped the presidents decision to go to war. These comics still hold a grasp on media even today because everyone has come to love the character and 3 movies have been made about him in particular and much more featuring him. this has great significance in my life because I am one of the people that really like the Captin America comics and movies.
Alcohol Prohibition was a major part of the 1920's because it created a giant spring in the crime rate when a big group of people started to create alcohol illegally, these people were called moonshiners, this is a lot like marijuana now, the crime rate could be lowered by the legalization of marijuana just like in the prohibition when it ended the crime rate lowered and many people were much much happier. this also affects me personally because in 7 years I can legally drink alcohol.