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Mass Culture Club. Do You Really Want to Change Me?

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on the rise of mass popular culture in the United States at the turn of the 20th Century In 1893, at the Columbian Exposition, a celebration of the advancements of our society was on display for the world to witness. Frederick Jackson Turner declard the frontier of the west closed. The rapid growth of industry in the late 1800s catapulted the United States to become "The Greatest Show on Earth." As America turned the century into the 1900's, a foundation for massive change in society was established. The US would develop a culture promoted by new inventions, struggles for civic values, and a growth in a diverse urban culture. The American dream, where the person who starts with nothing can make something of themselves, was being sought and sold in this ermerging mass culture