It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … a famous opening of a Charles Dickens novel? (yes) A description of Taft’s hairline? (no … only the worst there) A framework for a way to look at the decade of the 1920s? Absolutely!
Your assignment over the next week is to get more acquainted with the 1920s. For an overview of the decade, use the guide on the reverse of your 20s intro and watch America in the 20th Century – The Roaring 20s (usmstudent, wildcats). You can try to classify each of the topics with one of the themes of the decade.
If you interested (and want some laughs), you can also watch our AHR! friend John Green as he discusses the great decade in The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32.