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Jones, Megan – Social Education, 2011
On December 21, 1911, Fremont Weeks, an employee of the Adams Express Company, was arrested while on the job at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. Police suspected that Weeks was selling and "transmitting chances" in a lottery, which at the time was considered gambling, an illegal action in Missouri. While Weeks was being held at…
Descriptors: Evidence, Police, Federal Courts, Law Enforcement
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Hussey, Michael; Eder, Elizabeth K. – Social Education, 2010
"Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free," wrote Annie Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 20 months after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation affected only those parts of the country that were in rebellion against the United States on the date it was issued, January 1, 1863. The slaveholding border states of…
Descriptors: United States History, Slavery, Letters (Correspondence), Presidents