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Slovak League of America Commemorative Medallion

Slovak League of America Commemorative Medallion

Slovak League of America Commemorative Medallion

Slovak League of America Commemorative Medallion - 1 1/2 Inch in Diameter. Made of Nickel.

The price includes shipping in the continental US.

The Slovak League of America was formed in 1907 to help Slovak immigrants to become U.S. citizens and to promote their welfare and success in the United States. The group successfully lobbied the U.S. Federal Government in a combined effort with other ethnic organizations to change the classification of nationality in the United States for European immigrants. Slovaks would no longer be described by state of origin, but by language, from the 1910 census on, e.g., citizens of Slovaks could indicate their Slovakian heritage and would not be considered as Austrians or Hungarians.

The Slovak League of America was active in the struggle to establish an independent state for Czechs and Slovaks in Central Europe after World War I. The Slovak League of America signed the Cleveland Agreement with the Czech National Alliance in 1915 which established five articles dealing with the constitutional basis for a joint Czech and Slovak state. The Slovak League of America also signed the Pittsburgh Agreement in 1918 that promoted an independent administration, courts, legislature for Slovakia within the proposed Czechoslovakia, but the Czechs later established a stronger more centralized state. The Slovak League of America continued to be active throughout the interwar years and after World War II, cooperating with other Slovak ethnic organizations such as the Slovak Catholic Sokol to celebrate Slovak culture in America, promote traditional values, and call attention to the problems faced by Slovaks behind the iron curtain.

Price: $15.00

ID: 1706 Slovak League of America Commemorative Medallion

Slovak League of America Commemorative Medallion - 1 1/2 Inch in Diameter. Made of Nickel. The price includes shipping in the continental US. The Slovak League of America was formed in 1907 to help Slovak immigrants to become U.S. citizens and to promote their welfare and success in the United States. The group successfully lobbied the U.S. Federal Government in a combined effort with other ethnic organizations to change the classification of nationality in the United States for European immigrants. Slovaks would no longer be described by state of origin, but by language, from the 1910 census on, e.g., citizens of Slovaks could indicate their Slovakian heritage and would not be considered as Austrians or Hungarians. The Slovak League of America was active in the struggle to establish an independent state for Czechs and Slovaks in Central Europe after World War I. The Slovak League of America signed the Cleveland Agreement with the Czech National Alliance in 1915 which established five articles dealing with the constitutional basis for a joint Czech and Slovak state. The Slovak League of America also signed the Pittsburgh Agreement in 1918 that promoted an independent administration, courts, legislature for Slovakia within the proposed Czechoslovakia, but the Czechs later established a stronger more centralized state. The Slovak League of America continued to be active throughout the interwar years and after World War II, cooperating with other Slovak ethnic organizations such as the Slovak Catholic Sokol to celebrate Slovak culture in America, promote traditional values, and call attention to the problems faced by Slovaks behind the iron curtain.