17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, November 22, 1912: Am trying to get some points for a debate which comes off next Friday.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma enjoy debating or did she dread it?
What was the debate about? Here are a few of my guesses about possible topics:
- Should women have the right to vote?
- Should the sale of alcohol be prohibited?
- Should drugs be regulated?
- Should factories be unionized?
There’s probably lot of other things that were controversial a hundred years ago that would have made great debate topics. Other ideas?