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Alex Kitchen

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Stephen Spizarny

on 16 November 2017

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Presidential Race 1920
Debs ran from behind bars for the election
The Ending of Debs Life
The Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen
Eugene V. Debs was a U.S Union leader
Earlier Life
Eugene V. Debs
Married Kate Metzel in 1885
Prison Time
Later in his life we was sentenced 10 years in prison for opposing the U.S getting involved in WW1
On December 25, 1921 Eugene was released from prison
Eugene V. Debs was born on November 5, 1855 in Terre Haute, Indiana.
When Debs was 14, he quit school and became a paint scraper.
Debs founded the Occidental Literary Club (Which increased literary skills.)
Deb's created many organizations including:
The Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association
The Brotherhood of Railway Carmen
The Order of Railway Telegraphers
Over all the years they were together they never had any children
They built a home together in Terre Haute.
Their home is now a national historical land mark
Main Points
One of the main founders of the Industrial Workers of the World
He is an activist and he campaigns to bring political or social change
Debs was caught by the Federal government, for an anti-war speech in Ohio
Debs was sent to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary
Debs followers compared him to Abraham Lincoln, Wendell Phillips, and even Jesus Christ
Even though Debs was running from his prison cell he some how to won 919,000 votes
After his release his health decreased
Finally on October 20, 1926, Debs died of illness
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