Consumer Habits and Advertisement in the 1920s, A List

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Consumer Habits and advertisement in the 1920s

Essential Question(s) you will discuss:
1. What did advertisers do to persuade people to buy their product?
2. What different forms of advertisement were there?
3. What were the most popular advertisements and brands?
4. What were the consumer habits of America’s citizens?

Key Points:
1. Advertising is providing information, calling attention to, and making known something that you want to sell or promote.

2. Advertising in the 1920s was a multibillion-dollar industry in the U.S. and was one of the key factors of our nations history.

3. There are many types of advertisements, such as billboards, radio broadcasts and newspapers.

4. The Advertisers used a variety of techniques to lure buyers.

5. Consumers in the 1920s liked to buy cars and radios (the most wanted products).

Source #1
Title: Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920

Type of Source: Secondary: Website

MLA Citation:
"Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920." EAA: Timeline. Duke University, 2000. Web. 07 Mar. 2014.

Main Ideas and Key Connections to the Essential Question:
-This website is a comprehensive timeline of advertising in America from 1850-1920.
-It has specific examples of advertisements and stats on products such as # of cars sold.
-During 1914-1920 $600 million was spent on advertisement by big business; this represents 4% of the national income.
-During the 1920s trade both within the US and

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