By Christi E. Parker
Abraham Lincoln used to be president in the course of some of the most specific instances in background. With a rustic on the point of struggle, his final aim was once to maintain the Union jointly. whilst Lincoln freed the slaves, he angered many Southerners, together with his murderer, John Wilkes sales space.
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I’m not sure he saw me wearing it. He didn’t say anything. We were working in groups on a play. He was out of the room much of the time. I felt self-conscious, like I stuck out. Some students asked why I was wearing the armband. I told them why. Some of them didn’t think I should do this. I guess they thought it was anti-American or some- Tinker vs. des moines jacket, he took off his jacket and pinned it to his white shirt. 45 The Trial thing. But they thought I should have the right to do it if I wanted to.
He said he would not call a special meeting. You see, Christmas vacation was starting on Wednesday, December 22, so if we didn’t get a special meeting and get permission we would have only one day to wear the armbands and we didn’t think that was quite long enough. The Trial 53 The defendants pressed John to admit that he had deliberately broken a rule. Q. So even though you knew about the rule, you wore the armband? A. Let me try to explain. I didn’t wear it Thursday because we were still trying to get hold of Mr.
Wetter, the principal. ” He said, “I don’t suppose you will,” or something like that. ” I can’t remember exactly what he said. Q. Did he tell you why you couldn’t wear it? A. He said that he was following orders from higher up. I told him I wasn’t going to take it 48 Q. Did he say anything else? A. He said for his own personal reasons he wanted to know why I was wearing it. So I told him. I guess he was in World War II, because he told me about that. John’s father, Leonard Tinker, came to school and talked with the principal.
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