Postwar Uncertainty

Identify the scientific, artistic, social, and technological changes that took place during the 1920s and the impact they had on the world.

We have changes and revolutions that happened the 1920s that contribute to the way we see the world today. Impact on the scientific aspect we have the German physicist Albert Einstein that introduced new ideas on spce, time, energy, and matter. A well-known theory by Albert Eistein is the theory of relativity, which is the theory that says that while the speed of light is constant, other things that seem constant, such as space and time, are not. Another important character that influence din the scientific aspect is Sigmund Freud. Freud was an Austrian physician and he was the first one to understand human mind and put psycology in practice. All we knmow today about psycology is mostly influenced by Sigmund Freud. In art, we have changes as well, Artist started to express their inner world of emotion and imagination instead of just showing the realistic and visible world that surrounded them. One example of influential artist is Pablo Picasso that he used geometric forms to create art. This method of painting is known as surrealism, which means beyond or above reality.

One big change in the society was women's role in society. One of the causes of this was that young women wanted something new, they wanted to change the old tradition of women without rights and insert modern values into the society they lived in. The war had proved that women were very useful too, and they are a big help to society. Some technological advances had to do with transportation and others with communication. For transportation we have the automobile that had been imroving within the years and we also have the airplane. For communication we have the invention of radios and movies that not only helped in the asect of communication but also in entertainment. All these improvement that happened during that period of time helped the world progress into the way it is today, without it, nothing would be the same.

Saluna Chow 10A

There were many advances that took place during the 1920s. Some of these advances include: Albert Einstein's theory of Relativity. This theory stated that while the speed of light is constant, the other things that seem constant like space and time, are not. The theory of Relativity had implications not only for science but also for how people viewed the world. Now uncertaintity and relativity replaced Isaac Newton's comforting belief of a world operating according to the absolute laws of motion and gravity. In arts, a new popular music style called jazz emerged in the United States. It was developed by musicians, mainly African Americans, in New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago. The lively, loose beat of jazz seemed to capture the new freedom of the age.

In society, there was a major change that occurred, women's roles in society changed. The war had allowed women to take on new roles. these new roles in the war helped them win the right for suffrage or vote. Now women were allowed to wear different cloths, drive cars, have different hairstyles, and drink & smoke in public. The technological advances that occurred during this time was in the area of transportation, were the use of automobiles and the invention of airplanes, which helped people transport themselves from one continent to another. Radios also became widely popular in this times, since almost every major city in the United States had one. Through radios people could hear: news, plays and live sports events. these improvements changed the way everything function in our society.

Luis Rafael Acta 10A

The early 20th century was characterized by the despair and uncertainty created by the war, however there were also creative forces driving the minds of certain people. These people would stand away form the standards and from what was previously known just to create new knowledge and art. Technological advances and changes in society would stir people’s lives and change their way of living and interacting.

In the area of the Sciences two great thinkers brought new ideas. In physics Albert Einstein brought along the theory of relativity which dealt with time and space and challenged Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion and Gravity. In the area of psychology, Sigmund Freud came up with the idea that the human mind has an unconscious side where irrationality lies. Literature saw changes as well. Writers wanted to portray in their pieces the suffering and losses that were being felt at the time. The philosophy of existentialism (everyone makes their own meaning of life) became widespread. In the area of the Arts the surrealist style along with cubism emerged. These artistic styles were meant to show emotions and imagination rather than to depict reality. In music, composers stepped away from classical styles and Jazz emerged. Women, who had participated in different roles during the war, gained more freedoms and even the right to vote. Technological advances in communications and transportation such as the automobile, the airplane, the radio and the motion picture widely changed people’s lives.
Claudia Franjul

We see the world today as we see it for some scientific, artistic, social, and technological changes that took place in the 1920’s. German physicist Albert Einstein made changes in the scientific area. He introduced new ideas on space, time, energy, and matter. One of his well-known theories is the Theory of Relativity, which states that while the speed of light is constant, other things that seem constant, such as space and time, are not. Sigmund Freud was another physician from Australia that influenced and contributed to the scientific aspect. He was the first man to put the human to put psychology into practice. There are also some changes in art. Artists started to use imagination instead of the usual realism. Pablo Picasso is a surrealist painter who used geometric ideas in his paintings.

Women marked differences in society as well. Young women wanted modern values in the culture they lived. Thanks to the war, who proved that women were also useful and helped the society, women rights surfaced. Transportation technological advances started with the automobiles and airplanes, which with time became improving. For communication technological advances, radios and televisions were starting to be produced. Besides a mean of communication, this was a source of entertainment.

Gabriela Elias :D

Einstein’s theory of relativity changed how not only scientists but also how people viewed the world differently. Freud’s theory of the unconscious weakened faith in reason. In automobile transportation it improved by having cars with electric starters, air-filled tires, and more powerful engines. Airplanes became known to the society. Radio became of official use and movies were also developed. Albert Einstein was a German-Jew physicist that offered incredible new ideas on space, time, energy, and matter. Sigmund Freud was an Austrian physician that established the idea of unconscious. Weimar Republic was one that was established in Germany in 1919 and ended in 1933. Postwar trends in physics, psychiatry, art, literature, communication, music, and transportation. the postwar period was one of loss and uncertainty but also one of invention, creativity, and new ideas. in society challenges convention, women's role change. all that technology improved those lives.

Tiffani Chalas:
In the 1920's new scientific, artistic, social, and technological ideas were introduced. Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud introduced new scientific theories that were highly accepted by all. Einstein introduced the theory of relativity while Freud proposed the theory of the unconscious. In literature, many people started writing about dark things, some famous stories like Ulysses and // The Castle//. They kept peoples mind off the reality of things going on. In art, artists wanted to express that beyond reality which is known as surrealism. They felt that this was a link of dreams and real life. Music also had its new style in this time. Different from classical, Jazz took its toll and influenced musicians all over the United States and Europe. Technology became of widespread as well. Cars were new and improved and radio and movies became known to the public. Such enlightenment also gave women the will power to finally stand up for their rights. Women began to demand rights that weren't usually granted to them. They abandoned uptight clothing and hairstyles and started wearing loose clothing and cut their hair short. This made a huge change for women in the United States and Europe. - Tiffani Chalas

During 1919-1939, it was a new revolution in science. During this period, Albert Einstein had made many theories and ideas on space, time, energy, and matter. Einstein changed the way of life in many points of view and had replaced Isaac Newton’s theories. These theories, Sigmund Freud treated patients with problems in which he then developed the unconsciousness. Do to the fact of World War I, philosophers and writers started to question themselves and started to have ideas about reasons and progress.
During World War I, started an impact on advancing on technological equipments as communications and transportations. Some transportation that was starting to be used more was the automobile and international air travel. These technological advances improved life in many ways such as the fact that people got the chance to move on more faster and have easier ways of communicating with each other. Some of the communication used was the fact that the radios experiments were first invented. And people got informed with the new station programs that were invented.
Natasha Chami

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In the scientific part, science had a great boost because of alert Einstein. Albert Eisenstein was a German born, scientist that offered new and different ideas relating from space,time, energy, and matter. This was different from others because nobody was actually researching about this subjects. The most important advancement, was his theory called, the theory of relativity, was the recognition that the speed of light in a vacuum is constant and an absolute physical boundary for motion. Another important character was Sigmund Freud. This Austrian physician introduced psychology, he treated people with physiological problems by helping them solve their problems. He constructed a theory of the human mind. He believed that human behavior is irrational or beyond reason.

Literature grew a lot at this time because people were now interested in finding the truth of life, and trying to figure what was going to happen to them in the future. Because of this, a lot of literary compositions were being done by thinkers and philosophers. During this time, this thinkers and philosophers started to use and developed what is called existentialism. This consist of a believe that states that there is no human meaning, each person individually creates their own meaning. This believed was mostly influenced by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. War really influenced people to think outside what they already had, this developed their mind and helped a lot in profounding changes that really even helped what the world is today.

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