Wouldn't this be cool to do?

Wouldn't it be cool to go back in time and see what it was like to live in an era well before your own? It conjures up images of Marty McFly getting in the Delorean and blasting his way to 1955 in Back to the Future. (It's a classic movie, in case you've never seen it!)

Perhaps you'd be interested in visiting the 70s, which was defined by the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, women's liberation movement, gay rights movement, and, of course, disco.

Or maybe you'd want to immerse yourself in the Roaring 20s, which saw the rise of the automobile, radio, and home refrigeration, catapulting America into the modern age. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The decade was also noteworthy for Prohibition, the soaring popularity of jazz music, and the 19th amendment, which at last granted women the right to vote.

If I were to have my pick, it'd undoubtedly be the colonial era. How awesome would it be to live through the American Revolution and witness thirteen colonies free themselves from British rule and become an independent nation. Forget having a President Trump or President Clinton. Imagine a President Washington, Jefferson, or Madison. Picture how different everything was back then -- the clothes, the houses, the accents!

Our knowledge of such times derives from history books, documentaries, or what people who lived through that time can tell us.

While consulting such sources helps us unearth a great deal of information, nothing can substitute for being there firsthand.

The 21st century certainly has its perks, though. What would we do without the internet, smart phones, and Netflix? I'm sure people in the 18th and 19th centuries would never have dreamed the internet possible.

If time travel were possible, which decade would you visit? Why?

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