100 Years of Change

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With movies like The Great Gatsby dominating mainstream media, it’s no surprise that many people are pining for the days of old. But what would it really be like to live back in the early 1900’s? MoneyChoice.org has created an informative infographic detailing life back in 1913 compared to today, showing 100 years of change. via http://www.moneychoice.org/then-vs-now/




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100 YEARS OF CHANGE WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE, then and now Let's explore some of the ways American life has changed in 100 years. 1913 2013 WORKING WORLD Average individual income $800 $26.364 6.6% 7.6% Unemployment HOME LIFE 4.52 2.59 People per household 23.35 27.05 Median age at first marriage Most popular baby names Boys Girls Boys Girls John Mary Aiden Sophia William Helen Jackson Emma James Dorothy Ethan Olivia Robert Margaret Liam Isabella Joseph Ruth Mason Ava POPULATION 97,225,000 311,591,917 Overall population By ethnicity (percentage of overall population) White 88.8% 63.4% White Black 10.7% 13.1% Black Other 0.5% 23.5% Other races races 52.65 78.2 Life expectancy 2x5= EDUCATION 59.2% 96.5% School-aged children enrolled in school 12.8% 85.4% High school graduates* Early figures measured 17-year-olds; modern calculation includes up to age 25 2.3% 28.2% Bachelor's degrees* Early figures measured 23-year-olds; modern calculation start at age 25 EVERYDAY LIFE Entertainment "Traffic in Soles" "Iron Man 3" is the top-grossing film, bring in takes in more than $413,000 $340 million ($94 million in today's dollars) Top Songs Top Songs When Irish Eyes Ar Smiling Can't Hold Us by Chauncy Olcott by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Peg o' My Heart Just Give Me a Reason by Charles Harrison by Pink The Spaniard Who Blighted My Life Mirrors by Al Jolson by Justin Timberlake When I Lost You When I was Your Man by Henry Burr by Bruno Mars Fashion Technology All-purpose zipper Windows 8 brings more touchscreen patented and stainless capability to computers steel invented Henry Ford introduces The Internet of Everything holds the moving assembly line promise for connecting all Internet-enabled devices; 80% of American households have Internet access The first published crossword puzzle 60 million people download comes out Words With Friends app NEWS In the news Women march for voting Bombers strike Boston rights in Washington DC Marathon, killing three and London 16th (income tax) and Jorge Mario Bergoglio 17th Amendments becomes the first pope (popular election of from the Americas senators) adopted SPORTS College football Harvard (9-0) and Chicago (7-0) both Alabama (12-1) defeats Notre Dame claim the national championship (12-1) for the title Kentucky Derby Donerail becomes longest odds winner in the history of the Derby Favored horse Orb wins the race with odds of 9-1 SHOPPING Woolworth's McDonald's Montgomery Ward Wal-Mart J.C. Penny Starbucks Most powerful companies General Electric Wal-Mart Stores Westinghouse ExxonMobil Hudson Motor Company Apple Dutch Boy Paint Bershire Hathaway Campbell's Soup General Electric