American Teens Lie, Cheat, & Steal

Chuck Colson, BreakPoint

Important Quotes

An important quote from this article is where the author states that."Results paint a troubling picture of our future politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and journalists and generals." This quote is important to this article because it shows the study of a teen actions and paint troubling pictures."

Important Vocabulary Words

Contemporary Ethics- belonging to the present time, an idea or belief that influences people's behavior and attitudes.

Satisfied- you are alright with what you have done or did.

Attitudes- opinions and feelings that you usually have about someone or something.

Impersonal nature- not showing any feelings of sympathy, friendliness, etc.

Admitted- to confess about something that you have caused or done.

contrary- showing or saying the opposite.

Main idea Of The Article

The main idea of this article is to show that teenagers are most likely to steal, lie, and cheat because, In the article it was telling us the percentage of how much teens lie, steal, and cheat

Authors Purpose

The author purpose was to show how much teenagers lie, steal, and cheat about things so that they can't get in trouble/caught.
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Questions and Answers

What would you do to help prevent teens from lying,stealing,and cheating?

One way that i would stop teens from lying, stealing, and cheating is to sit down and talk them out of it and kind of scare them only just enough to change their minds from lying,stealing, and cheating.

Why might teens be acting out like this?

I think that the reason why teens act out like this is because they want attention from people because they are not getting that kind of attention at home, or something is going on at home that is causing them to act that way.


This article was about how teens act, and in the article they had ran test on teen actions and how they paint a picture of them.It also had said that they had surveyed high school students about actions and attitudes.