Advisor

Michael M. Passi

Date of Award

1973

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (68 p.)

Subjects

Oregon Laws, Ku-Klux Klan -- Oregon, Educational law and legislation -- Oregon, Public schools -- United States

Abstract

The Oregon School Bill of 1922 would have required all school age children to attend public schools. Beginning as an initiative measure sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons it was passed by the voters in the general election in the Fall of 1922. Shortly after its passage representatives of private and parochial schools began a court battle against the bill which ended in the United States Supreme Court. Affirming the decision of a lower court it declared the Bill to be unconstitutional. While public interest in the Bill was great during the campaign, it soon dwindled and by 1925 the School Bill held little interest but to historians.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25743

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