Gov. Peck explains his opposition to the Bennett Law.

Message of George W. Peck, governor of Wisconsin, 1891


George W. Peck, an opponent of the Bennett Law and defender of the separation of church and state, was swept into office partly as a result of the Bennett Law controversy. In this message to the Legislature, he states his reasons for opposing the law, including the provision that would have forced all schools to teach only in the English language. The Bennett Law discussion begins on page 13.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Americanization and the Bennett Law
Creator: Wisconsin. Governor.
Pub Data: In: Governor's message and accompanying documents of the State of Wisconsin (1891)
Citation: Peck, George W. "Message of George W. Peck, governor of Wisconsin, 1891" (excerpt) in Governor's message and accompanying documents of the State of Wisconsin (1891); Online facsimile at:  http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.V035N01; Visited on: 8/31/2014
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