The Battle Of Athens: Fighting for Liberty, Restoring the Rule of Law

The Battle Of Athens: Fighting for Liberty, Restoring the Rule of Law

When veterans of World War II returned to their homes in Athens, Tennessee, they decided to put a stop to the machine politics that had become ingrained in their society. Open battle broke out on election day, and the GIs won the battle and the election. The GI victory spelled the destruction of machine politics in Tennessee.

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