The Virginia and Massachusetts Colonies: Similarities and Differences Both the English settlements of Virginia and Massachusetts were borne of the English people thinking that England was already becoming overcrowded, and that migrating to America would ease the problems of population boom Villamagna, et.
Unlike many southern states, Virginia has always had a vigorous Republican Party. At first it was based in the mountains and hills east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where there were few blacks and. Compare and Contrast Massachusetts and Virginia Economics and Politics Both the economics and politics greatly differed between Massachusetts and Virginia between and The differences in the percentage of classes were unbelievably large /5(4). The colonies of Virginia and Massachusetts were similar in some ways and different in others. They were both founded in the first half of the 17th century and they both practiced some form of self.
Background[ edit ] In the s, the government of Nazi Germany began arresting thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses who refused to salute the Nazi flag and sent them to concentration camps.
Jehovah's Witnesses teach that the obligation imposed by the law of God is superior to that of laws enacted by temporal government. Their religious beliefs include a literal version of ExodusChapter 20, verses 4 and 5, which says: For this reason, they refused to salute the flag.
In the United States, children of Jehovah's Witnesses had been expelled from school and were threatened with exclusion for no other cause. Officials threatened to send them to reformatories maintained for criminally inclined juveniles.
Parents of such children had been prosecuted and were being threatened with prosecutions for causing delinquency. In9-year-old Carlton Nichols was expelled from school and his father arrested in Lynn, Massachusetts, for such a refusal. Additional refusals followed, one such leading to Minersville School District v.
Facts of the case[ edit ] Following the Gobitis decision, the West Virginia Legislature amended its statutes to require all schools in the state to conduct courses of instruction in history, civics, and in the Constitutions of the United States and of the State "for the purpose of teaching, fostering and perpetuating the ideals, principles and spirit of Americanism, and increasing the knowledge of the organization and machinery of the government".
The West Virginia State Board of Education was directed to "prescribe the courses of study covering these subjects" for public schools.
The Board of Education on January 9,adopted a resolution containing recitals taken largely from the Court's Gobitis opinion and ordering that the salute to the flag become "a regular part of the program of activities in the public schools", that all teachers and pupils "shall be required to participate in the salute honoring the Nation represented by the Flag; provided, however, that refusal to salute the Flag be regarded as an Act of insubordination, and shall be dealt with accordingly".
The resolution originally required the "commonly accepted salute to the Flag" which it defined. Some modification appears to have been made in deference to these objections, but no concession was made to Jehovah's Witnesses. What was required after the modification was a "stiff-arm" salutethe saluter to keep the right hand raised with palm turned up while the following is repeated: Failure to comply was considered "insubordination" and dealt with by expulsion.
Readmission was denied by statute until the student complied. Marie and Gathie Barnett [nb 2] were Jehovah's Witnesses attending Slip Hill Grade School near Charleston, West Virginiawho were instructed by their father not to salute the flag or recite the pledge, and were expelled for their refusal.
On the advice of an early attorney, Mr. Meldahl of Charleston, the Barnetts had avoided the further complications by having their expelled girls return to school each day, though the school would send them home. Ordinarily we would feel constrained to follow an unreversed decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, whether we agreed with it or not.
The developments with respect to the Gobitis case, however, are such that we do not feel that it is incumbent upon us to accept it as binding authority. The school district subsequently appealed.
Hayden Covington answered the state's appeal in a brief that was a mixture of Jehovah's Witnesses Bible teachings and Constitutional arguments. He explicitly called for the overturning of the Gobitis opinion, especially rejecting Justice Frankfurter's deference to legislative policymaking authority.
Such deference, he argued, allowed the legislature to define its own powers. He emphasized the nationwide persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses that had followed Gobitis and concluded with a long list of law journal and newspaper articles that criticized the decision.
The resignation of James Byrnes the previous year, and Franklin D. Roosevelt 's subsequent appointment of Wiley Rutledgehad created a shift on views of the First Amendment—for instance, the Court overturned a precedent set a mere nine months prior in Jones v.
City of Opelika through its ruling in Murdock v. Decision of the Court[ edit ] The Court held, in a 6-to-3 decision delivered by Justice Jackson, that it was unconstitutional for public schools to compel students to salute the flag.
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Colonies of Virginia and Massachusetts Bay Introduction The Virginia Colony is also known as the Colony of Virginia was the colony of English in the North America. It is also known as the Province of Virginia and sometimes as the Colony and Dominion of Virginia.
This colony existed temporarily during the 16th century and from to the. West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, U.S.
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