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    1. 6/4/2012 An Age of Democracy and Progress 1 19th Century Progress Breakthroughs in science and technology transformed daily life and entertainment.

    2. 6/4/2012 An Age of Democracy and Progress 2 Inventions Change Way of Life Edison 1000 inventions, light bulb and phonograph. Started research lab Alexander Graham Bell - teacher of deaf students telephone. Ford American mechanic, assembly line to build cars. Model T sold for $850 in 1908. Lowered price as productions costs fell to $300 Wright Brothers bicycle mechanics, 1903 flew a gas-powered flying machine for 50 seconds, 1st aircraft

    3. 6/4/2012 An Age of Democracy and Progress 3 The Rise of Mass Culture Public education increased literacy. Books, newspapers, magazines Printing presses made publications affordable Phonograph, records music into peoples homes Working day limited to 10 hours, week was Monday Friday, and day on Saturday. Created weekend and time for relaxation. Music halls and vaudeville Movies invented 1900 first feature films Sports Olympics 1896

    4. 6/4/2012 An Age of Democracy and Progress 4 New Ideas in Medicine and Science Germ theory of disease, Louis Pasteur mid-1800s Darwins Theory of Evolution 1859 Origin of Species Mendel and Genetics how traits are passed on to generations Chemistry and Physics Dalton, atoms, Mendeleev Periodic table of elements Marie and Peter Curie - radioactivity

    5. 6/4/2012 An Age of Democracy and Progress 5 Social Sciences Psychology study of human mind and behavior Pavlov conditioned behavior Pavlovs dog Sigmund Freud how the unconscious mind drives people to think and act Challenged ideas of the Enlightenment, that reason was supreme. Questioned idea that humans could perfect themselves and society through reason.