Ashford 4: - Week 3 - Assignment

Good Essays

Final Paper Preparation

This assignment will prepare you for the Final Paper by initiating the research process and helping you map out specific events and developments which you will explore in depth in your paper. Review the instructions for the Final Paper laid out in Week Five of the online course or the Components of Course Evaluation section of the Course Guide before beginning this project. Note, that for the Final Paper you will need to discuss at least six specific events or developments related to your chosen topic

For this assignment, you will choose your topic and the six (or more) related events and developments that span the years 1865 to the present. You will then find one scholarly source related to each event or …show more content…

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
The American Society changed drastically in the first two decades after the First World War. The 1920s seems to have been more flourishing whereas the 1930s were more of a struggle. The “1920s represented a transitioning point between traditional and modern America” (Bowles, 2011). Scandals and corruption were more publicized as with the Teapot Dome Scandal and the allegation of Harding’s affair. But even with the negative things there were plenty of positive changes occurring. City populations were increasing, President Harding “was responsible for establishing the important Veteran’s Bureau which worked to give war veterans and their families a variety of social benefits such as health care, education, loans, insurance, and job training (Bowles, 2011), and after Harding’s death Calvin Coolidge made some positive transformations as well. Coolidge “won acclaim for lowering taxes four times and he was careful with government spending” (Bowles, 2011). It was under Coolidge’s policies that “the standard living in the United States improved for all but most dramatically for the wealthiest Americans” (Bowles, 2011). American’s now had money to spend on material things and businesses developed the technique of buying on credit to ensure that people had a way to buy their products. Also in the 1920s “new morality swept across the country fueled by modern

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