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Write a news story on scopes monkey trial and volstead act

News Story
The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as washing machines, and many modern ideas, like buying on credit.

Part 1:

Imagine you are a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, or radio news person assigned to write a topical news story. The role you choose will determine the form of your assignment.

Choose one of the following topics:

1. Red Scare

2. Sacco and Vanzetti

3. Volstead Act

4. Al Capone

5. 19th Amendment to the Constitution

6. Scopes Monkey Trial

7. Ku Klux Klan

8. Buying on credit

9. Birth control clinics

10. Films and celebrities

11. Professional sports: baseball and boxing

12. Immigration Act of 1924

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word news story on your chosen topic.

-If you choose the role of newspaper reporter or magazine writer, you must write a news article in the appropriate tone.

-If you choose the role of radio news person, you must write a broadcast script, which you may also choose to record using AudioAce.

Choose one of the following companies and include an advertisement for that company to accompany your news story:

-Ford Motor Company



-Sears, Roebuck and Co.

-General Electric


-Hallmark cards




Part 2:

Write a 250- to 350-word response tothis follow-up question: How does your topic or advertisement reflect the social trends of the 1920s?

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