1st AMENDMENT MINI: West Virginia V. Barnette (1943)

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Can a public school COMPEL students to salute the flag?

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The 1st Amendment

West Virginia v. Barnette (1943)

Did the compulsory flag-salute for public schoolchildren violate the First Amendment??

“To sustain the compulsory flag salute, we are required to say that a Bill of Rights which guards the individual’s right to speak his own mind left it open to public authorities to compel him to utter what is not in his mind.” ~ Justice Robert Jackson

West Virginia V. Barnette @ Wikipedia >>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Thanks to the amazing Meg Mott for guidance & collaboration!

Thanks to Iowa City Public Library for hosting this Constitution+Comics Workshop.

Thanks to my patrons for making this work possible.

This work is PATRON-POWERED!

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Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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