The 1920s were a time of unprecedented growth for the American economy. Businesses were thriving, stock prices were soaring, and wages were climbing. Mass production allowed new products to hit the market at a remarkable rate. New items like cars, fridges, washing machines, pianos, vacuum cleaners, furniture, and radios were making life easier for millions of Americans. If you couldn’t afford these items you could buy them on credit. America was truly becoming a land of plenty…with some exceptions.
This lesson is designed to allow students to “do history” and discover the causes of prosperity on their own. By evaluating the pictures, graphs, and quotes on their handouts students will be able to understand why the 1920s were prosperous without ever opening a textbook or hearing a lecture.
Roaring Twenties Lesson: Causes of Economic Prosperity in the 1920s
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