Gag Law adopted (16 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

The House of Representatives, dominated by pro-slavery congressmen, votes to table all antislavery petitions without discussion.

Citation:
Editors. "Gag Law adopted". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10889, accessed 10 December 2016.]