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"Petition Against Sending Our Young Men to War in Europe."

This petition was signed by 112 Alabama citizens and sent to John H. Bankhead in Washington, D.C. The petition advocates "absolutely neutrality" regarding the war in Europe, and it suggests that it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to call for troops or enact conscription legislation.

Creator: John Hollis Bankhead
Date: May 10, 1917
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Petition

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