The automobile and the mass creation of the auto mobile forever changed urban US' economy and way of living in the 1920's. This all started with the assembly line at companies such as Ford, Chrysler and Chevy. This not only contributed to the economy by the massive sales of automobiles throughout the US, but also was the biggest opportunity for jobs in urban areas that had ever presented itself. Since there were so many more people working, there were more people looking to work in the city leading to the new building style of Skyscrapers, large steel framed structured for fitting far more people than traditional buildings. With all these new jobs and the automobile becoming a household utility, the need to live where you worked was just simply not an issue. Because of the new ability to commute to work, workers started to
Because so many people now owned cars, the US seemed a bit smaller in a sense. Now a person could hop in their car and visit their friend or go to work miles away in a limited amount of time.