John F. Carter, Jr.1920 “Wild Young People” By Danette Harms
1910-1914 • Mann Act adopted • 25 March • 15 April Titanic strikes an iceberg • Sixteenth Amendment • Seventeenth Amendment • August, Germany declares war on Russia and France; Great Britain declares war on Germany as German troops invade Belgium. Japan also declares war on Germany. • Allied victory at the Battle of the Marne
Points about the Article • Written by John F. Carter, Jr. • He is one of the Wild Young People • Discusses other articles that countered his argument • ‘Polite Society’ by Mr. Grundy • ‘Reflections of a Grundy Cousin’ by Mrs. Katharine Fullerton Gerould • He summarizes the gap in the Generations • My Generation • Older Generation
What, according to Carter, are the crimes of his elders? • Did this new youth culture have a long-term impact on the United States? • Why was the statement ‘Most of the girls I know are working’ so important? • What does the statement ‘the great burden put upon us is being borne gallantly’ mean to the author?