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!
You started analyzing the 1920s in class when you broke out of the decade. Keep filling up those 20s buckets by using using America in the 20th Century – The Roaring 20s (usmstudent, wildcats), and also make your way through the 1920s – Roar or Yawn activity. If you are 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.
Then, on your separate document, start to evaluate the decade by classifying the events and idea of the decade in a different manner – was the decade “The Best of Times” or “The Worst of Times”? Using your notes and the materials provided online, evaluate the various topics discussed by classifying them as positive or negative legacies of the decade.