U. S. Government/Communication in the 1920s

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Change in communication Picture
Increased availability of telephones
  • The telephone was invented in the late 1800's, but it wasn't until the 1920's when most homes had a telephone

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Development of the radio
  • By the end of the 1920s most homes had a radio. In a time before the TV and the Internet, the rado was a fun source of news and entertainment.

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Development of the broadcasting industry
  • Today, NBC broadcasts TV shows, but it started as the National Broadcasting Company and broadcasted radio programs.

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Development of Movies
  • Al Jolson is pictured on the right in the first talking movie, "The Jazz Singer."

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