In this chapter, you learned that the United States experienced unprecedented prosperity and corporate growth during the 1920s. President Calvin Coolidge's policies fostered an economic climate that favored business and promoted consumerism. Many Americans connected their improved standard of living with big business, and so they supported federal policies that promoted industrial interests. At this Web site, you will research the Coolidge Era and the roles that government, consumerism, and advertising played in the new consumer economy.
Destination Title: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921–1929
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Start at the Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921–1929 Web site.
- Scroll down and click on the Introduction to Prosperity and Thrift topic.
- Navigate through the site, clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the page. Click on the underlined words for more information about the topic.
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.