Introduce students to the presidents (Harding, Coolidge) during the 1920's and their attitude toward business. The introduction also includes a description of consumer culture, and the Teapot Dome scandal that occurred during Harding's presidency. Next, students read documents to learn about the spending habits of American and the impact of the economic policy. The documents include an advertisement, chart, graph, and excerpt from a magazine. Lesson includes two extension documents for a challenge option. Finally, students discuss whether they think the laissez-faire policies of the 1920's had a positive or negative impact on the U.S.