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1936 Border Closure

Added by yongli on 02/07/2022 - 17:42, last changed on 09/03/2022 - 08:37
For ten days in 1936, Colorado governor Edwin “Big Ed” Johnson declared martial law in the state, which allowed him to close Colorado’s southern border to migrant workers from nearby states and Mexico. Amid record unemployment during the Great Depression , Johnson closed the border because he...
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