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What is the White Slave Act?

April 27, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Commentary

The White Slave Act, more properly the White Slave Traffic Act, was passed by Congress in 1910 under the interstate commerce clause of the Federal Constitution. It forbids anyone, under heavy penalty, to cause, aid or induce the transportation of any woman or girl from one state to another for immoral purposes. White slavery as …

What is meant by Plimsoll’s mark?

February 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

Plimsoll’s mark consists of a disk and letters painted in white on the outside of a British ship’s hull to indicate the limit to which the vessel may be loaded at various seasons in salt and in fresh water. It is, in other words, a “load line.” Plimsoll’s mark was named for Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), …

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