1910-1920

Researched By: Victoria Keller

1910-1920~Economic Events

  • Jan. 1, 1910~The making of the Sewing machine
  • Nov. 16, 1910~American Industry
  • Nov. 16, 1912~Progression
  • June 6, 1916~Federal Law of Child Labor


How these events affected teens:

  • Teenagers did not stick out as an individual group, but one could see the young faces in the war photographs. These youth did not have many luxuries that people are used to today, and on top of that many were sent to war.

1910-1920~Political Events

  • Jan. 18, 1910~ Mexican Revolution
  • Feb. 25, 1913~ The 16th Amendment
  • Aug. 4, 1914~ Britain Declares War
  • Jan. 9, 1918~ Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

How these events affected teens:


  • The 1910s provided an era of change, as the world witnessed its first major world war in 1914. Nations around the world were also switching from agrarian economies to ones based on factories and industries. Along with these changes, the importance of education recognized during this era. North American society felt that there was a need for young people to be taught the basics, such as reading, writing and arithmetic.

1910-1920~Social Events

  • Jan. 3,1912~ Sinking of the Titanic
  • Jan. 6, 1915~ First Year of Gas in Warfare


How these events affected teens:

  • The sinking of the Titanic put nightmares into the survivors head. 705 out of 2200 people survived. Many children lost their families. Many parents lost their children. And many lost their loved ones.

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