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Unformatted text preview: West Virginia State Bd. Of Education v. Barnette 319 U.S. 624 (1943) Facts: A new order of the West Virginia State Board of Education required students attending public schools to take history, civic, and constitutional classes. Also, a law was made that required the students to salute the American Flag (similar to the Pledge of Allegiance) once a day. The reason of these laws was for the purpose of teaching, fostering, and perpetuating the ideals, principals, and spirit of Americanism, and increasing the knowledge of the organization and machinery of the government. The law did not sit well with many, especially when regarding to the salute. Children who refused were expelled and denied readmission until they complied. When expelled the children were considered unlawfully absent and could be considered a delinquent, which in turn led to consequences for the parent. Walter Barnette, with two expelled children, delinquent, which in turn led to consequences for the parent....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course BLAW 1310 taught by Professor Hale during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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