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Carson Thummel

Wendell Smith

HUM100

22 May 2022

Humanities Project: Module Three

For this short answer project, I have chosen the 1927 Bluebird school bus and the 1903 Wright Flyer. The Bluebird was built by Albert Luce Sr. and the Wright Flyer was built by the Wright brothers. I will post links to each of these cultural works on the works cited portion. The reason I have chosen these two pieces is because it revolutionized the way we get around to this day. They were the first of their class. Obviously, the school bus was not the first automobile made but it was one of the first school buses made which we still use in today’s age to bring students and teachers to school. Now both works of art were extremely useful and had such an impact for their time. The Wright brothers created the first successful plane and first successful flight! Wilbur and Orville set the standard and foundation for where the aeronautical fields are today. For its time period, both of these works were extraordinary and were ahead of their time, more so the Wright Flyer.

What does a specific chassis maker say about the bus or car around 1927? I have chosen this question because I believe it is the most fitting for human culture. Back around 1927 the main makers of automobiles were all competing. For example, there was Ford,

Benz, and Bluebird. Now a common myth was that Henry Ford created the first car, but it was Carl Benz, today it is Mercedes Benz. People want reliable cars especially back then when it was still new. With Ford making cars faster than everyone else people would think that this would be the best maker to go to. Which is true! So going back to my question, a certain chassis maker determines how well the car is going to run and how well it was built. For example, although the Bluebird bus was created by Albert Luce Sr. the chassis maker was Ford Motor Company. Some keywords that could help you research this question could be chassis makers in 1927, automobile companies in 1927 or most reliable automobile around 1927.

Works Cited

Group, M.-B. (n.d.). Benz Patent Motor Car: The first automobile (1885–1886): Mercedes-Benz Group. Mercedes. Retrieved May 22, 2022, from https://group.mercedes-benz.com/company/tradition/company-history/1885-1886.html 

Links to specified articles:

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/357533#slide=gs-215605

https://www.si.edu/object/1903-wright-flyer:nasm_A19610048000

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Carson Thummel

Wendell Smith

HUM100

29 May 2022

Humanities Project: Module Four

The monument I have chosen for this short answer project is the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is a well-known staple piece in New York. Edouard de Laboulaye is the “Father of the Statue of Liberty. Laboulaye came up with the idea for creating the statue. Many architects help create the statue as well as the creation of the pedestal under the statue. The statues construction began in 1865 and was finished in 1886. The statue was then restored after all those years during the periods of 1982-1986. Laboulaye proposed the idea for the statue as a gift from France. The statue symbolizes the Unions win in the American Civil War and the end of slavery. The creation of the statue was supposed to be a celebration and the ending of oppression with African Americans, but they still had not fully realized the meaning behind the statue.

Before reading about the Statue of Liberty I really didn’t know much about it. But the deep meaning behind its creation and the give-and-take between the US and France is fascinating. I always thought about the statue being a monument the symbolizes “Liberty and Peace for all Americans” and just representing the US as a whole. But the underlying intention was a statue to show Americans that we are all in this together as well as a relationship with France. Not only is the statue a symbol for Americans, but it was also a reassuring symbol to almost 14 million immigrants when they came to New York. After seeing the statue in the distance that was their sign that they have made it to the land of the free.

Works Cited

U.S. Department of the Interior. (2016). History & culture. National Parks Service. Retrieved May 29, 2022, from https://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyculture/index.htm 

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