The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as the widespread use of the washing machine, and many modern ideas, such as buying on credit.
Imagine you are a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, or radio newsperson.
Choose one of the following topics for your news story:
- Red Scare
- Sacco and Vanzetti
- Volstead Act
- Al Capone
- 19th Amendment to the Constitution
- Scopes Monkey Trial
- Ku Klux Klan
- Buying on credit
- Birth control clinics
- Films and celebrities
- Professional sports: baseball and boxing
- Immigration Act of 1924
Write a 700- to 1,050-word news story. If you choose the role of radio newsperson, you must write a broadcast script. The news story must address the following:
- Detailed description of the topic, and its significance to the time
- Implications for American society in terms of economic, social, and cultural trends
Choose one of the following companies and write an advertisement for that company to accompany your news story:
- Ford Motor Company
- Sears, Roebuck & Co.
- General Electric
- Hallmark Cards
- American Tobacco Co.
Format your news story according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.