1. A: The Harlem Renaissance led the way for integration of races into the fine arts industry, a notable to the creation of Jazz music. B: I play jazz, and most of the artists I look up to came into popularity because of the Harlem Renaissance. C: Because of the Renaissance, fine and performing arts are open to anyone, regardless of race or gender.
2. A: Louis Armstrong's popularity gave much needed publicity to the Harlem Renaissance, and proved to many cynics that whites aren't the only ones who can play. B: Louis, along with others on this list as well, created some of my favorite pieces to listen to and play. C: Louis is still emulated today by near every jazz cat for his unique style, and his contribution to the Renaissance will not be forgotten.
3. A: Ella's iconic music went to prove that women can perform just as men, and her rising popularity encouraged women to join the Renaissance as well. B: Hearing her music for the first time was what made me want to play jazz, so I will always have Ella to thank for that. C: Ella Fitzgerald paved the way for women musician, and therefore, is indirectly responsible for many modern artists' success.
4. A: Aaron Douglass painted murals all over Harlem, trying to show that minorities can execute fine arts just as well as white people can. B: I have seen one of his murals in person, and, like all of his works, it was enlightening and inspiring. C: As one of the foremost visual artists from the Harlem Renaissance, he led the way for many minority artists that are active today.
5. A: The boom of technological innovations that occurred in the early 20 century created many of our household products, cars, etc B: I, along with most of modern civilization, rely on multiple of the creations made in the 1900's. C: Innovation in the 1900's led to almost every modern invention used in modern day.
8. A: The vacuum tube made the invention of the "modern" computer possible and led to the future innovations of bigger, better and faster computers. B: As a huge computer geek, the first invention that led to the modern computer affects me every day when I use technology. C: As said before, the vacuum tube directly led to current computers used near every day by nearly every person in this country.
6. A: The invention of the television was the first media that combined audio and video AND was easily accessible by the public, and changed the way that the public absorbed information by making it more entertaining. B: The TV has affected my consumption of media greatly, by shortening my attention span but heightening detail awareness. C: The television changed both the way that the present population consumes media and the way that companies have to produce it (by tailoring it to the changed consumer "diet").
7. A: The Model T revolutionized car production, making cars affordable and giving many people jobs in the process. B: Since the Model T popularized cars, the invention affects me every time I drive in one. C: The boom in car production that has led to the modern almost overflow of automobiles all stemmed from the Model T.
9. A: Albert Einstein's revelation of "E=MC2 was the direct lead to the creation of the atomic bomb, as the before stated theorem explains that a uranium particle has an immense amount of energy in it that could be used in an explosion. B: Einstein also developed the theory of relativity, the first topic that sparked my interest in physics and chemistry. C: The theory of relativity is one of the driving forces behind modern space exploration, and "E=MC2" is still used in physics calculations.
10. A: The Wright Brothers' primitive airplane sparked American interest in air travel, aerodynamics, and eventually, space travel, but especially led to the modern mode of travel that made every destination possible for arrival from anywhere in the world. B: Aside from the obvious convenience of air travel, aerodynamics is one of my favorite topics of physics, and the developments in air travel also paved the way for technology used in everyday life, like improved motors. C: The Wright Brothers' early airplane was the prototype for the mode of travel that the present day population relies on.