...there was once a time when children could be expelled from school if they didn't salute the flag?
Speech / Religion
Several schools had this rule in the 1930s. Among the children expelled were many who belonged to the religious group Jehovah's Witness. In 1940 the Supreme Court upheld the schools rights to do this (Minersville School District v. Gobitis, 1940).
The Supreme Court reversed its rule in 1943 (West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 1943).
For more information, see these works listed in the Bibliography (Resources tab):
The Words We Live By by , p. 134-135.
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!: Pageantry and Patriotism in Cold-War America by , p. xv.
much birthday -- September 17 is the birthday of the Constitution
wow -- What a wonderful document they produced
many freedoms -- Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Amendment I
more perfect union -- We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union... Preamble
such representation -- All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Article I
-- The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States… Article I
-- The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof… Article I
-- The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof… Amendment XVII
much liberty -- We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Preamble
Doge -- Internet meme. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/doge
B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.