by Carrie Engstrom, South Elgin High School

Introduction

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The excitement of the Roaring Twenties stirred gossip and rumors. People were enthralled with the latest news. But what really happened in this fascinating decade? It is your job to report the major occurrences of the 1920s based on the fictional events in the novel The Great Gatsby. Create your own news publication—some of your stories will be fact and some will be fiction, but all of them will portray the attitudes and passions of the Roaring Twenties.